E8 Overcrowding

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-03-19
Session date: 
March 19, 2014
Reference: 
2014/1578
Question By: 
Onkar Sahota
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Can the Mayor outline what actions are being undertaken to reduce the serious overcrowding of the E8 bus running from Ealing to Brentford through Hanwell, particularly at rush hour, and can he outline why there is great variability between single deck and double deck busses serving this route?

Answer

Answer for E8 Overcrowding

Answer for E8 Overcrowding

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The E8 runs parallel with route 195 between Hanwell and Brentford.  The E8 is predominately a single deck route service with one double deck bus allocated for one journey in the morning and evening peak which is scheduled around school times.  Additional double deck buses may operate if a single deck bus is unavailable.

TfL will review usage on this route to understand the nature of overcrowding.