Liberal Democrat activists in Waltham Forest have been busy – solving the case of the phantom bus stop!
Investigative work by on behalf of bemused local residents has revealed that a bus stop which disappeared in Cathall Road had never been put there by Transport for London – but by an enterprising public transport user!
Caroline Pidgeon, the Liberal Democrat transport spokeswoman at the London Assembly, said: “I was contacted by Paul Olford, a long-term Lib Dem activist in Leytonstone, about a bus stop which had mysteriously disappeared from Cathall Road.
“I contacted TfL and after some investigating, they discovered the bus stop was never meant to be there in the first place.
“The sign had just been stuck on a lamppost and bus drivers were mistaking it for the real thing.”
And bus passengers will be disappointed to learn that there are no plans to replace the phantom with a real stop, as it’s located on the brow of a bridge and would be too dangerous.
TfL confirmed: “Someone had stuck the round London Buses sign on a lamp column so that it resembled a bus stop.
“We do not know who did this but it was not with the permission of London Buses.”