Extension of Bus Route 271

Meeting: 
MQT on 2007-05-23
Session date: 
May 23, 2007
Reference: 
2007/1000
Question By: 
Geoff Pope
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

There is strong support from local representatives for an extension of bus route no. 271 [Moorgate to Highgate Village] from Highgate to East Finchley Station. Will you ask TfL to consider this option?

Answer

Answer for Extension of Bus Route 271

Answer for Extension of Bus Route 271

Answered By: 
The Mayor

TfL has previously reviewed suggestions for route 271, following correspondence with the Highgate Society and the London Borough of Camden. The suggested extension 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 that section to East Finchley is currently well-matched to existing demand.