Extension of 204

Meeting: 
Plenary on 2011-01-19
Session date: 
January 19, 2011
Reference: 
2011/0060
Question By: 
Navin Shah
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
Boris Johnson (Chair, TfL) and Sir Peter Hendy (Commissioner, TfL)

Question

The "Northwick Park Public Transport Group" (representing the hospital and university and set up by the Boroughs of Brent and Harrow) would like to see the extension of the 204 bus route, rather then extending bus route 18. If extending route 18 to Northwick Park Hospital costs approximately £1.3 million per annum, what would be the cost of extending the 204 from Wembley to Northwick Park instead of terminating at Sudbury Town Station?

Answer

Answer for Extension of 204

Answer for Extension of 204

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

Extending the 204 from Sudbury to Northwick Park Hospital would cost approximately £615,000 per annum. It is estimated to generate £130,000 revenue per annum, therefore requiring a subsidy of £485,000. The additional subsidy required would not be justified in terms of benefits to passengers so TfL has no plans to extend route 204 to Northwick Park Hospital. Equally, TfL has no plans to extend route 18 to Northwick Park Hospital.

Passengers who wish to travel from areas served by route 204 to the Hospital may interchange at the same stop in the Wembley area to or from high-frequency route 182. A new stop was installed last year on route 182 opposite the Hospital to improve northbound access.