Bus route 318

MQT on 2015-07-15
Session date: 
July 15, 2015
Question By: 
Joanne McCartney
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Can you provide me with the number of curtailments there has been on the 318 bus, in both directions, per year since 2012? How often do these curtailments occur? Can you also provide me with the times that the curtailments take place?


Answer for Bus route 318

Answer for Bus route 318

Answered By: 
The Mayor

While all journeys are scheduled to run the whole length of the route from North Middlesex Hospital to Stamford Hill, Rookwood Road, there are occasions when it is necessary to curtail some journeys owing to late running.

While it is not possible to comment on every curtailment that has occurred, operated mileage is a good indicator of how much of the route has been served. The total operated mileage for the route was 97.4 per cent during financial year 2012/13, 97.5 per cent in 2013/14 and 96.4 per cent during 2014/15.

The causes of the decline in 2014/15 was due to road works occurring along the route including Tottenham Hale Gyratory, the road closure at High Road South Tottenham for bridge works and closures of Fore Street Tunnel.  Recent investigations have shown the route experiencing congestion in the Stamford Hill area, particularly in the afternoon/evening peak.

TfL will continue to closely monitor the route's performance, particular in Stamford Hill area, in the PM peak, to ensure reliability is kept within the routes standards.