Public transport from Crest Academy

MQT on 2012-03-14
Session date: 
March 14, 2012
Question By: 
Navin Shah
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


I was contacted by Crest Academy last year about the problems the pupils have getting home on the buses at the end of the school day. An increase in bus services on the 245 route needs to take place. Transport for London has previously said an increase in services at this time would result in over capacity but this is not what parents and pupils feel who actually use the service. Will you ensure that Transport for London takes the views of users of this service into account when deciding whether an extra bus can be added to this route?


Answer for Public transport from Crest Academy

Answer for Public transport from Crest Academy

Answered By: 
The Mayor

TfL has recently reviewed the service on route 245 and are looking to introduce an additional afternoon journey on schooldays from Golders Green towards Alperton which will give additional capacity. TfL intend to introduce this journey as soon as possible.

Crest Boys and Girls Academies are being redeveloped at the existing site with completion in 2014. This will have capacity to expand student numbers by 300 over the next five years. TfL will investigating further measures to increase bus services to the school as the number of children attending increases.