168 bus

Meeting: 
MQT on 2011-02-23
Session date: 
February 23, 2011
Reference: 
2011/0721
Question By: 
Brian Coleman
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Presently the 168 bus route stops in the centre of South End Green, Hampstead. There can be up to 3 double decker buses standing at this point during the day. This state of affairs is a problem in terms of quality of life and health and safety for the locality. Will the Mayor instruct TfL to examine the possibility of moving the 168 to the bus stand at Morrison's supermarket at Chalk Farm, where there are two appropriate bus stands that could accommodate the route?

Answer

Answer for 168 bus

Answer for 168 bus

Answered By: 
The Mayor

TfL has examined this possibility. There is not sufficient stand space at Morrision's to terminate the 168 there. This stand is currently being expanded so that route 393 can be extended there. When this is complete the stand will be large enough to accommodate routes 27 and 393 but will have no spare capacity. In addition this suggestion would have a significant negative passenger effect, as over 6,400 passengers a day who travel across Chalk Farm would have to change buses to complete their journey.