Route 812 community bus to end from 26 August

We regret to announce that Route 812, our community bus in Islington will come to an end on Friday 26 August.

The move follows a period where we have been rocked by multiple challenges – a period of difficult trading prior to the pandemic, the financial impact of the pandemic itself, followed immediately by the current surge in fuel prices and the cost-of-living crisis. This has led to commercial losses and we can no longer sustain these services.

“it’s a sad day for all of us at HCT Group” said Lynn McClelland, HCT Group Chief Executive. “We understand just how important these services are for the people that use them and it is the last thing we want to do, but sadly, we see no alternative.”

The Route 812 bus, also known as the Plus Bus, runs between Bridport Place in Hoxton and Bath Street near Old Street. Islington Council helps to fund the Route 812 and will review how it can best help and support users now and in the future.

Anyone who uses the Route 812 bus and is concerned that the end of services will have a negative impact on their health and wellbeing, can contact We are Islington on 0207 527 8222.