271 Bus Route

Meeting: 
MQT on 2006-11-15
Session date: 
November 15, 2006
Reference: 
2006/2397
Question By: 
Darren Johnson
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Will you consider adopting the proposal put forward by the Highgate Society and supported by ward councillors that the 271 bus stand in Pond Square be removed and the 271 route be extended to the Aylmer Road, Archway Road, Great North Road junction (the Wellington Junction) or to East Finchley tube station? This extension would more than double the existing bus service on North Road/North Hill, and better connect all bus services through Highgate.

Answer

Answer for 271 Bus Route

Answer for 271 Bus Route

Answered By: 
The Mayor

TfL has reviewed these suggestions for route 271, following correspondence with the Highgate Society and the London Borough of Camden. Both suggestions would largely duplicate sections of route 143. Introducing a high-frequency double-deck route in addition to the 143 would not represent an effective use of resources, as capacity on the section of highway to East Finchley is currently well-matched to existing demand.