43 bus stop next to Martock Gardens

MQT on 2014-03-19
Session date: 
March 19, 2014
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


A constituent has complained to me about the 43 bus stop next to Martock Gardens, N11 where they live. Bus drivers are not turning off their engines, when buses are parked up at the end of the route at this stop, causing noise nuisance especially at night; passengers deposit litter in their front garden and cut across the front garden to catch the bus damaging their tree hedging in the process; and their wall was damaged by a bus for which they still await compensation. What will you do about these matters, and will you consider moving the terminus for the route for example to New Southgate station which would provide a link to the Overground and terminate the route in a non- residential area.


Answer for 43 bus stop next to Martock Gardens

Answer for 43 bus stop next to Martock Gardens

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The bus operator, Metroline, has been asked to take whatever measures are necessary to ensure that bus drivers are switching their engines off when at the stand. In addition, covert observations have been arranged at the bus stand to ensure compliance.

TfL is unable to take any action regarding members of the public dropping litter; this is the responsibility of the council and this should be reported to the Borough.

It would not be appropriate for me to comment on any case where compensation is being sought, as this is a matter between the bus Operator Metroline and the local resident.

At the present time, TfL has no plans to move the terminating point of route 43 from Martock Gardens.