Reduction in Bus Services

MQT on 2012-10-17
Session date: 
October 17, 2012
Question By: 
Valerie Shawcross
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


In addition to the 236 and 242 bus routes, can you confirm what other bus routes are having their level of service reduced in the 2012-2013 financial year?


Answer for Reduction in Bus Services

Answer for Reduction in Bus Services

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The bus service is kept under regular review which results in changes to the level of service on individual routes, both upwards and downwards, as the service responds to changing demand. Overall, the level of service provided in 2012/13 is forecast to be 491 million kilometres, an increase of around 5 per cent since 2007/08. The following routes have or are due to have frequency reductions between April 2012 and March 2013: 186 -Reorganised so that instead of running every 10 minutes between Northwick Park Hospital and Edgware with a 20 minute service between there and Brent Cross, from 14 April 2012 it instead runs every 12 minutes throughout, a reduction in frequency at the western end and an increase at the eastern end. N13 -Frequencies were reduced on all nights of the week from 25 June 2012 when route N113 was introduced. This maintained the same level of service between Trafalgar Square and Childs Hill, the busiest part of the N13, and gave a completely new 24 hour service to Mill Hill and Edgware. 222 -Converted from single to double deck operation from 15 September 2012 with an associated frequency reduction from a bus every 7½ minutes to one every 8 minutes, Monday to Saturday daytimes. 242 -Monday to Saturday daytime frequencies reduced from a bus every 6 minutes to one every 7½ minutes from 29 September 2012. 621 -Reduced from two journeys in the morning and two in the afternoon, to one in each period from 1 October 2012. 236 -Night service withdrawn from 5 October 2012. 24 -Monday to Saturday daytime frequencies will be reduced to better match supply and demand from 7 November 2012. In the same period there have been the following increases in service levels: N35 -Weekend frequencies increased from every 15 minutes to every 12 minutes from 23 June 2012. 81 -Sunday frequency increased from every 20 minutes to every 15 minutes from 28 July 2012. 384 -An additional journey in each peak was introduced to deal with school demand from 10 September 2012. 4 -Saturday and Sunday daytime frequencies were increased from a bus every 15 minutes to every 12 minutes from 29 September 2012. U4 -Sunday daytime frequencies were increased from a bus every 30 minutes to one every 15 minutes from 29 September 2012. 499 -Monday – Saturday daytime frequencies increased from every 30 minutes to every 20 minutes from 6 October 2012. 220 -Monday - Friday peak frequencies will be increased from every 8 minutes to every 6.5 minutes from 20 October 2012. 93 -Monday - Saturday day time frequencies will be increased from every 6.5 minutes to every 6 minutes from 3 November 2012. Other proposals may come forward as part of the ongoing review process and be introduced by the end of March 2013. In all cases, any proposals for significant change are subject to consultation. This list does not include routes where temporary changes have been implemented, for example due to major road works. *