Mill Hill East and Finchley Central

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-10-22
Session date: 
October 22, 2014
Reference: 
2014/3750
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Further to Question No: 2014/3238:

"Further to your answer to question No: 2014/2004 concerning  shuttle tube and  buses services between these stations with a quarter hour service interval with bus and underground timetables ignoring  one another and your undertaking to ask TfL to look into this further, what progress has been made?"Your  response  being "Following discussions with Barnet Council, TfL will be consulting on an extension of route 382 to the new Millbrook Park development. The consultation is due to be complete by the end of the year. Subject to the outcome of this consultation, TfL will aim to get the best overall bus / rail schedule integration as part of implementing the scheme"

Why cannot you integrate the buses and tubes now? Surely it is not so difficult to ask the bus company to get its buses to leave either 7 minutes earlier or 7 minutes later?

Answer

Answer for Mill Hill East and Finchley Central

Answer for Mill Hill East and Finchley Central

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Consultation on the extension to route 382 is due to take place before Christmas, subject to confirmation of funding from the development and a successful route test. If TfL does proceed with retiming the service by 7 minutes, then the bus operator will need to reschedule the service along with driver duties. It is therefore sensible to plan for implementing both changes together.