No. 6 Bus

Meeting: 
Plenary on 2006-12-06
Session date: 
December 6, 2006
Reference: 
2006/0453
Question By: 
Bob Blackman
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
Peter Hendy (Commissioner, Transport for London)

Question

I have received a large volume of complaints from residents on Donnington Road, Brent, concerning the re-routing of the Number 6 bus on their road. Despite collecting over 150 signatures against this re-routing, which has made the residents lives a misery through increased noise at night, TfL still went ahead with the decision anyway. Will you now undertake to review this routing arrangement, given the objections of local residents, and the detrimental effect it is having on the local area?

Answer

Answer for No. 6 Bus

Answer for No. 6 Bus

Answered By: 
Peter Hendy (Commissioner, Transport for London)

The changes to route 6 were implemented in July 2005, following an extensive consultation with stakeholders. The changes were developed following discussions with the London Borough of Brent, who supported the re-routeing and confirmed that Donnington Road is suitable for use by buses.

The new route provides a service between Kensal Rise Station and Willesden High Road, serving important local destinations such as the Willesden Sports Centre, Willesden Community Hospital, Pound Lane Clinic and Donnington Road Primary School. The new routeing provides benefits to passengers and we have no plans to amend it.

If residents have specific concerns about the service, I recommend they contact Surface Transport Customer Services on 0845 300 7000.