Crossrail plans to station a bus depot near a Kensington primary school have been shelved after fierce opposition.
Residents feared up to 155 buses currently using Westbourne Park Bus Garage (pictured), in Great Western Road, would have been moved to a new depot in Barlby Road, near the popular Barlby Primary School.
A planning application for the scheme had been submitted to Kensington and Chelsea Council by Crossrail, which wanted to use part of the existing garage site to house a tunnel-boring machine.
The machine is set to dig a multi-million pound railway link across West London, between 2009 and 2016.
It was revealed on Monday that following three petitions and more than 100 letters of complaint, the organisation has withdrawn its application and will submit a revised plan next year.
The decision came 24 hours before Kensington and Chelsea's planning and borough development committee was due to discuss the plans at a meeting on Tuesday night.
Edina van der Wyck, of nearby Barlby Gardens, said: "It's a big relief for us. It's very good news. However, if they want to use Barlby Road, people are still going to battle against the proposals, because it's just not appropriate in this area.
"Barlby Road gets very busy and chaotic at times, with pupils crossing the road and mothers parking. That, coupled with buses coming in and out, would be very dangerous."
Kensington and Chelsea officers recommended the proposal was refused as they said residents would be disturbed by buses moving around very late at night and early in the morning.
The council received 110 letters of objection to the proposal and two petitions signed by staff and parents of pupils at Barlby Primary School, and another from residents of Barlby Road.
A Crossrail spokesman played down residents' safety fears, saying: "Bus traffic at the start and end of the school day would be limited, as the over whelming majority of buses would leave the site before Barlby Primary School starts and return after it finishes.
"Following further discussions with the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Crossrail has meanwhile decided to withdraw its current application, and will re-submit a revised application in the new year."