No. 6 Bus

Meeting: 
MQT on 2004-11-17
Session date: 
November 17, 2004
Reference: 
2004/1698
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

I'm told that the No 6 bus is due to be rerouted in 2005 down Donnington Road, NW10. People living near the current route in the Queens Park, Kensal rise and Willesden High Road areas have expressed unhappiness about losing the bus from the high road which means they will have to change buses at All Souls Avenue. Also, people living in Donnington Road have raised concerns that the bus route is unsuitable, as there is narrow right turn at Willesden Community Hospital. I understand that the headmaster of Donnington Primary school has also raised concerns about buses and road safety. What work have TfL carried out to establish whether this service is going to have sufficient demand to justify changes in the route and road layout etc.."

Answer

Answer for No. 6 Bus

Answer for No. 6 Bus

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Whilst TfL recognise that a small number of existing users will be disadvantaged by the change to route 6, it should be noted that many new bus links will be created to:

· Capital City Academy · Willesden Community Hospital · Willesden Sports Centre · Pound Lane Clinic · Donnington Primary School

The change was preceded by an evaluation process that is common to all service changes across the network. TfL had discussed the routeing of bus services in the streets surrounding the Donnington Road area for some time prior to the decision to reroute the 6. The decision also followed consultation with key stakeholders and local residents. An assessment, which included route testing with a bus, was also always undertaken to ensure that buses can operate safely and effectively along the route chosen. Present at this assessment were representatives of TfL, the Police and the London Borough of Brent. Donnington Road is entirely suitable for use by buses.

TfL therefore believe that the recently announced changes represent the best overall passenger benefit and value for money.