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Transport for London have announced a number of changes and enhancements to the bus network designed to make it easier and safer for students to get to school and college.

From 1 September, buses dedicated for school and college travel are being introduced. These services will be clearly signed, and information will be posted at bus stops and online.

Government guidance allows for all seats to be occupied on dedicated school services, doubling their capacity. By maximising capacity and freeing up other buses for other customers, these planned measures would help enable London’s young people to make safe and reliable journeys to and from school.

Specific to Croydon College

  • Routes 50, 119, 407 and 412 are planned to run with one additional bus dedicated for school travel in the morning peak
  • Routes 60, 64, 466 and 468 are planned to run every other bus dedicated for school travel in the morning
  • Routes 109, 154, 194, 197, 198, and 312 are planned to run every other bus dedicated for school travel in the morning
  • Routes 367 and 455 is planned to run with two additional bus dedicated for school travel  in the morning peak and one additional bus dedicated for school travel  in the afternoon peak; routes 405 and X26 are planned to run with one additional bus dedicated for school travel  in the afternoon peak
  • Routes 410 and 433 are planned to run every other bus dedicated for school travel in the morning and the afternoon

These planned measures are subject to change – please continue to check tfl.gov.uk/reopeningeducation in the coming weeks for the latest information on services and safer travel guidance.

Walking & cycling

To help enable social distancing on the transport network, students, parents, carers and staff are encouraged to walk, cycle or scoot to school and college wherever possible. This will help make space for people who must use public transport.

A range of helpful resources to encourage all of us to walk or cycle are below:

  • Online Cycle Skills course – aimed at both those cycling for the first time, or those wishing to refresh their skills.  The course is available at https://cycleskillsonline.tfl.gov.uk/ and modules include cycle safety for young people as well as tips on getting you and your bike prepared for the road
  • TfL Go, a new app, which helps Londoners plan their journeys and follow the safer travel guidance. This app also provides walking and cycling routes to consider for all or part of your journey. This is now available to download for Apple devices at tfl.gov.uk/go. An Android version of TfL Go will be released in the coming months
  • New and existing walking and cycle routes – including those delivered through TfL Streetspace programme. You can now view a map of Streetspace schemes across London  to help plan your routes

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