Sutton Liberal Democrats say they have outlined demands on how to improve bus services across the borough ahead of an upcoming review into the network.

Councillor Manuel Abellan and Carshalton and Wallington MP Tom Brake held talks with Transport for London (TfL) representatives last week.

In it, Mr Brake says he presented the results of his survey into how bus users feel about the current state of the services before outlining 15 “key steps” which are needed to improve it.

“I’m pleased that TfL have agreed to engage with the council and me at an early stage,” he said. “I very much hope that their intention to improve bus provision in Sutton is delivered.

“As one of the London boroughs without a tube station and with unreliable rail services, it’s crucial that our residents get cleaner, more frequent and reliable buses – especially on key routes such as the 127, 463, S3 and 157.”

The meeting comes following the launch of a “Better Buses for Sutton” campaign earlier this year, garnering more than 1,000 responses from residents since then.

Among the “key steps” Mr Brake wants the 151 and 154 bus routes to run 24/7, and the S3 stops by the Royal Marsden Hospital to be reinstated as well.

“It’s clear from Tom’s survey, and from our regular conversations on doorsteps, that Sutton residents rely heavily on buses for trips within Sutton and into neighbouring boroughs like Merton, Kingston and Croydon,” Cllr Abellan said.

“I am pleased that TfL have already accepted that outer-London boroughs like Sutton, where car dependency is high and public transport accessibility levels are low, need better public transport.

“I welcome the one-year demand responsive bus trial which is about to start in Sutton, but really hope that our residents will soon be able to enjoy a better bus service throughout the borough.”