210 Bus Route

Meeting: 
Plenary on 2009-06-14
Session date: 
June 14, 2009
Reference: 
2009/0014
Question By: 
Brian Coleman
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
Boris Johnson (Chair, TfL) and Sir Peter Hendy (Commissioner, TfL)

Question

The 210 Bus route currently runs from Brent Cross through Golders Green to Finsbury Park. Has TfL considered extending this route to Stamford Hill in order to better connect London's Orthodox Jewish communities?

Answer

Answer for 210 Bus Route

Answer for 210 Bus Route

Answered By: 
Boris Johnson (Chair, TfL) and Sir Peter Hendy (Commissioner, TfL)

· Route 210 is operated with double deck buses given the demand for the service. There is a low railway bridge at Finsbury Park which double deck buses cannot pass beneath. · Extending the 210 directly to Stamford Hill would require the service to be operated with single deck buses. TfL can satisfy the demand for the 210 in the most efficient way using double deck buses. The extension would also increase journey times significantly; a round trip could take 2 hours 40 minutes. · TfL has provided significant investment to improve the station and interchange at Finsbury Park. TfL plan to deploy a TOCU Hub team to Finsbury Park, provisionally for March 2009.