271 Bus

MQT on 2013-05-22
Session date: 
May 22, 2013
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


According to TfL's network review the principal objection to considering the Highgate Society proposals for route 271 is that 2,000 passengers a day would have to change buses at Archway if all 271 buses were curtailed there, but under the Society's proposal to curtail only half the buses at Archway, if only half the buses terminated only half the number of passengers would be inconvenienced, a fact which seems to have been conveniently overlooked by TfL. will you reconsider?


Answer for 271 Bus

Answer for 271 Bus

Answered By: 
The Mayor

TfL did investigate this as part of its review work (see TfL: Bus Services to and from Highgate Village Report B, page 15, option C4, previously sent to you by the Surface Transport Managing Director's office). The route structure suggested would provide a bus every 15-16 minutes on route 271 north of Archway. There would be insufficient capacity for the demand at the busiest times, as well as passenger disbenefit for those having to wait longer for a bus.