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Bus passengers have reacted with dismay to news transport chiefs could axe the 48 and scale back a host of other Hackney routes.

When Westminster Council took TfL to the High Court over CS11 last month, Mr Justice Holgate said he had "never seen anything like" it.

Cheery 236 bus driver Nelson Campos tells the Gazette why he loves his current route between Islington and Hackney - and reminisced about working for the home office, courts and the police.

Hackney Council has urged Transport for London to scrap a series of "unacceptable" cuts to bus services that would see the 48 shelved completely and several others scaled back.

The 48 could be cancelled and a string of other Hackney and Islington bus routes slashed in length and frequency under radical secret plans.

Transport chiefs say they are looking for a way to make the 393 bus to Clapton Pond actually get to Clapton Pond after locals complained about it always terminating early.

I was astonished to see TfL's reference to "consultation" in respect of the 277 route change. ("No reversal of 277 bus decision - TfL", Gazette, writes Geraint Davies, Parkholme Road, Hackney.

Transport chiefs have waved away protests over the cutting of the 277 bus route and the changes will be brought in as planned this weekend.

A decision to cut short the 277 bus route with little notice has been slammed by Hackney's deputy mayor, who has urged transport chiefs to review the move.

Hackney Council has locked horns with TfL chiefs over cuts to 16 of Hackney's bus services - because bosses believe the public was never properly consulted.



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