377 Bus Route

Meeting: 
MQT on 2005-06-22
Session date: 
June 22, 2005
Reference: 
2005/1287
Question By: 
Joanne McCartney
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Residents have contacted me worried that the 377 will in future no longer run via Bush Hill Park when this route is re-tendered. This route is essential to many residents who rely on this route to get to Enfield Town which is the nearest shopping centre, and especially for many elderly residents for whom there is no alternative bus service. Are there plans to alter this route and if so what is the rationale for any change? What consultation will there be before any changes take place so that users of the service can have their voice heard?

Answer

Answer for 377 Bus Route

Answer for 377 Bus Route

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Route 377 has recently been reviewed as part of the re-tendering process. Following the review TfL is proposing to restructure the route to make it more attractive, as the service currently has a relatively low level of use. The proposal would mean the service would operate from Southgate to Lincoln Road and would no longer serve the Bush Hill Park area. This area would continue to be served by high frequency routes 192, 329 and W8, which provide links to Enfield. Benefits of the new routeing would include: - Retention of a link to the tube at Southgate. (Oakwood tube station would remain served by the high frequency routes 121 and 307). - New links to Southgate town centre and retained links to Enfield town centre. - New direct links from the Lonsdale Drive area to the Enfield retail area on Southbury Road. - There would be no changes to the frequency of the service ' currently every half hour Monday ' Saturday and hourly in the evenings.As part of re-tendering the 377 TfL consult stakeholders such as Assembly Members and the local Council. Bush Hill Park residents association are also being consulted. There will also be a further stage of consultation once tenders to operate the new contract have been considered and a contract awarded.