Bus stop closures

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-07-15
Session date: 
July 15, 2015
Reference: 
2015/2254
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Due to resurfacing of Flower Lane eight stops (nine in the direction to Edgware) were closed. Why did you not divert the buses from Mill Hill Circus to Fiveways Corner along the A41, then up Page Street to re-join the normal route at the beginning of Pursley Road so that only four bus stops would be affected (two of those within easy walking distance of unaffected stops), to minimise the inconvenience to elderly residents dependent on the buses?

Answer

Answer for Bus stop closures

Answer for Bus stop closures

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Following complaints from passengers when advanced publicity for the diversion was posted, TfL revised its plans for the resurfacing works before the proposed bus stop closures detailed above were implemented.  After consulting with Barnet Council, a two-way temporary traffic light scheme was implemented allowing buses to continue on their original routing with no bus stops having to be closed.