Bus Services to Kensal Rise (Chamberlayne Road) in Brent

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-03-19
Session date: 
March 19, 2014
Reference: 
2014/1609
Question By: 
Navin Shah
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

I'd very much appreciate urgent intervention and a solution to the local issues raised by Kensal Rise Residents Association (KRRA). KRRA have expressed serious concerns and presented detailed case over a long time about what they consider to be 'thousands of buses on ghost journeys' operating on Chamberlayne Road (Kensal Rise) causing congestion, noise-pollution, safety issues and generally detrimental impact on local residents from extraordinary volume of buses. There have been discussion between KRRA, TfL and Brent Council etc. but there's seems to be no solution to this. As a local member of the Assembly may I request that more efforts are made to explore how the situation can be improved? I'd be happy to be party to further discussions for a way forward. 

Answer

Answer for Bus Services to Kensal Rise (Chamberlayne Road) in Brent

Answer for Bus Services to Kensal Rise (Chamberlayne Road) in Brent

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Routes 6, 52, 187 and 302 carry 17,400 passengers per weekday along this part of Chamberlayne Road.  In response to KRRA's concerns, TfL investigated a diversion of one of these routes away from Chamberlayne Road in a way which would minimise inconvenience for bus passengers and maintain rail connections.

However, in order to make this change, it would require some changes to a traffic management scheme on one of LB Brent's roads, which the council is not prepared to support. TfL will keep KRRA's aspirations in mind as part of reviewing the network; however, if you were able to secure agreement with the borough to implement the required changes to their road, then this would help TfL to progress any proposed changes to the bus network subject to consultation.