263 service

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-02-23
Session date: 
February 23, 2015
Reference: 
2015/0597
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Several residents have raised the inadequate frequency of 263 service and the lack of night bus along East Finchley High Road. Will you improve the service accordingly?

Answer

Answer for 263 service

Answer for 263 service

Answered By: 
The Mayor

East Finchley is served at night by route N20 providing direct links to Camden and Central London and 24-hour route 102 providing links to Edmonton Green and Golders Green.  Route N13 and 24-hour route 134 also serve North Finchley.  These are the areas with the highest levels of demand. 

TfL have investigated providing an additional night service via route 263.  This service starts at 05:51 in the morning and finishes at 00:45.  Unfortunately the cost of additional buses overnight could not be justified by the likely levels of demand.  TfL will continue to monitor the position following the implementation of Night Tube later this year.