Extension of Bus Routes 204 and 395 to Northwick Park Hospital

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-11-19
Session date: 
November 19, 2014
Reference: 
2014/4540
Question By: 
Navin Shah
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

In your reply to Question No: 2014/3945, you do not acknowledge the fact that 182 bus is woefully overcrowded between Wembley and Northwick Park as well as not actually delivering people into the hospital site as the 204 bus extension would. And route 395, although now setting down at the top of Kimberley Road still provides a far from satisfactory way of getting from North Greenford, Northolt and South Harrow to Northwick Park Hospital. Isn't it time that TfL delivers a satisfactory access to Northwick Park Hospital demanded by NHS, the Boroughs and patient groups?

Answer

Answer for Extension of Bus Routes 204 and 395 to Northwick Park Hospital

Answer for Extension of Bus Routes 204 and 395 to Northwick Park Hospital

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Whilst route 182 is busy, TfL's surveys indicate that this frequent service provides sufficient capacity to meet demand. This will keep this under review. An extra stop was added in the northbound direction very close to Northwick Park hospital in March 2010.

The repositioning of the last stop on route 395 provides easier interchange at Harrow bus station to the 22 buses per hour serving the hospital. TfL has been unable to justify the cost of adding route 395 to the set of routes serving the hospital.  However, they are in regular liaison with North West London Hospitals Trust and services are kept under review.