North West London Hospital Bus

Meeting: 
MQT on 2016-06-22
Session date: 
June 22, 2016
Reference: 
2016/2202
Question By: 
Onkar Sahota
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Given that his predecessor continually refused to intervene, will the Mayor revisit the issue of a bus connection between West Middlesex, Ealing and Northwick Park Hospitals? The so called "Shaping a Healthier Future" plan for hospital service closures continues to not consider the impact on patient and visitor travel in their proposals, and campaigners have long argued for better, direct services between these hospitals, given much of the NHS's modelling for patient redistribution hinges on them being able to travel to alternative hospital sites.

Answer

Answer for North West London Hospital Bus

Answer for North West London Hospital Bus

Answered By: 
The Mayor

West Middlesex and Northwick Park hospitals are both well served by local bus services to their surrounding areas. However, TfL is aware of the importance of this matter and continues to seek ways to further improve the connections between these hospitals which are cost effective and address other requirements such as reliability and capacity.

A new bus route number 483 will be implemented in September 2016 providing new links between Ealing, Northwick Park Hospital, Wembley and Harrow.  TfL also intends to divert route E8 to link Hounslow and Ealing via West Middlesex Hospital, and is currently in discussions with the London Borough of Hounslow to identify the best means of providing this link.

I will also look at the provision of bus services to these Hospitals as part of my wider review of bus services and London's hospitals.