C11 Bus Route

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-12-14
Session date: 
December 14, 2017
Reference: 
2017/5034
Question By: 
Shaun Bailey
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Are you confident that the decision to reduce the frequency of the C11 bus route, which serves half a dozen schools and travels east to west in a way no other public transport does locally, was correct?  Will you commit to reviewing this decision, which has disappointed a great many of my Camden constituents?

Answer

Answer for C11 Bus Route

Answer for C11 Bus Route

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The frequency decrease on route C11 followed a review in passenger demand in June 2017, which showed a decline in demand of four per cent over the past five years. This found that a frequency of six buses per hour would provide sufficient capacity.

Transport for London (TfL) is committed to ensuring that sufficient capacity is provided to ensure that the bus remains an attractive alternative to the car, and I am aware that orbital bus routes can be particularly important in this regard, as rail services are more likely to be radial. TfL will continue to review this route to ensure that adequate capacity is provided.