X68 bus route

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-08-10
Session date: 
August 10, 2017
Reference: 
2017/3052
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Will you ask TfL to investigate the merits of the X68 bus route having a stopping point at Brixton Tube station?

Answer

Answer for X68 bus route

Answer for X68 bus route

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Route X68 is an express service from Croydon to Russell Square, running non-stop between West Norwood and Waterloo. Depending on traffic conditions, the route operates either via Brixton or via Denmark Hill, allowing the service to avoid traffic congestion. If the route were scheduled to stop at Brixton, this flexibility would be removed and that would affect overall journey times for longer-distance passengers, reducing the attractiveness of the route.

Passengers for Brixton using the service may interchange at West Norwood on to high-frequency routes 2 or 432, which operate every 7.5 minutes and every 12 minutes respectively. Northbound passengers from Brixton can travel to Waterloo on route 59, which operates every six minutes, with lower overall journey times because of the higher frequency.