603 Bus

Meeting: 
Plenary on 2004-01-14
Session date: 
January 14, 2004
Reference: 
2004/0042
Question By: 
John Biggs
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
Ken Livingstone

Question

How are you dealing with local concerns about the routing of a new 603 bus service along Southwood Lane in Highgate? Do you share the concern of local Labour Party members that we should pause before implementing this scheme? .

Answer

Answer for 603 Bus

Answer for 603 Bus

Answered By: 
Ken Livingstone

London Buses consulted with the residents of Southwood Lane, and took on board the concerns raised. London Buses took the decision not to route the 603 along Southwood Lane, so buses will instead operate via Fortis Green, East Finchley tube and North Hill. This was communicated to those who responded to consultation on 19 December 2003. The service will of course still continue to link Muswell Hill, Highgate Village, Hampstead and Swiss Cottage. Since the concerns of the Southwood Lane residents have effectively been resolved, I see no reason to pause before introducing this service. London Buses introduced the 603 on 12 January 2004. .