603 bus

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-02-25
Session date: 
February 25, 2013
Reference: 
2013/0513
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Will you instruct TfL to implement the Highgate Society proposals for the 603 bus service so that instead of the two buses which currently operate this service both starting from Muswell Hil and returning there after their trip to Swiss Cottage, one of the two buses should start from Muswell Hill and the other from Swiss Cottage so that both buses could start at a time which is optimal for reaching school on time and leaving after school ends and to arrange for neither bus to undertake the return journey but to return directly to the depot after completing the first leg thus saving TfL operating costs compared with the current arrangement without significant disbenefit to schools or pupils.

Answer

Answer for 603 bus

Answer for 603 bus

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Officers are drafting a response which will be sent shortly.

Written response received on 13/03/13. TfL has recently undertaken an in-depth review of this service as part of a wider review of services to and from Highgate Village. The suggestion by the Highgate Society was given careful consideration. This showed that the two journeys leaving Muswell Hill in the morning were required for the level of demand in that direction and so the proposal for a journey in the other direction would require extra expenditure. TfL has provided you with a copy of the response to the Highgate Society.