W8 & 191 Routes

Meeting: 
Plenary on 2006-12-06
Session date: 
December 6, 2006
Reference: 
2006/0507
Question By: 
Joanne McCartney
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
Peter Hendy (Commissioner, Transport for London)

Question

In spite of repeated representations from my office and from local head teachers to TfL dating back to January 2006, some bus drivers on the W8 and 191 routes are still failing to stop and pick up children from the bus stops in Lancaster Road, Enfield. This is leading to dangerous overcrowding on the pavement area. Will you now take action before serious injuries occur?

Answer

Answer for W8 & 191 Routes

Answer for W8 & 191 Routes

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

There have been a number of meetings between the school, TfL, the operators and the local council. Overall, there is a combined frequency of thirteen buses per hour on these routes, which gives sufficient overall capacity. Individual buses may already be busy with passengers from earlier stops before reaching the school and we will look again at that.

However, if there are instances of buses with space available not stopping on request, I would encourage passengers to contact TfL Surface Transport Customer Services on 0845 300 7000. We have already taken steps to ensure that pupils and staff at the Chace Community School can readily report any such occurrences.

We would be happy to meet again with the council and the school and will make contact via the council's transportation department to see if this would be helpful.