No 263

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-05-21
Session date: 
May 21, 2015
Reference: 
2015/1320
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Would you support increasing the frequency of the no 236 bus service especially as it is the only service between East Finchley and North Finchley?

Answer

Answer for No 263

Answer for No 263

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Following a detailed review and public consultation, route 263 was extended from Holloway, Nag's Head to Highbury Barn on 26 July 2014. 

Due to bridge replacement works on Holloway Road, TfL introduced a new schedule to improve reliability in August 2014 on Monday to Saturdays to give buses more time to complete their journeys.

Capacity is sufficient to meet current levels of demand on route 263 with a bus scheduled every 10 minutes Monday - Saturday daytimes with an additional journey towards Barnet on school days only.  On Sundays and all evenings there is a bus every 12 minutes.  TfL therefore has no further plans to change the frequency, but will keep the route under regular review.