Monday 18 July 2011

Proposed Changes in Wembley Bus Routes - Have Your Say

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Transport for London is currently consulting on changes to the 206, 224 and PR2 routes:
  • Route 206 will be withdrawn from between Brent Park and St Raphael’s Estate and re-routed  to Wembley Park, The Paddocks
  • Route 224 will be rerouted at Harlesden Station running along Brentfield Road to terminate in St Raphael’s Estate.
  • Route PR2 is withdrawn
Currently route PR2 operates Monday to Saturdays only with a bus every 30 minutes. The changes mean that there would be a daily service along all the roads currently served by route PR2. The frequency of buses would also increase at most times as routes 206 and 224  run every 15 minutes during the day Monday to Saturdays.

Sunday service frequency
Routes 206 and 224 both operate on a Sunday. Route 206 operates every 20 minutes and route 224 every 30 minutes.

Earlier / Later buses
Routes 206 and 224 have earlier and later buses operating along the routes. Route 206 will run between about 0520 and midnight Monday to Saturday, and 0650 and midnight on Sundays. Route 224 will run between about 0500 and 0030 Monday to Saturday and about 0645 to 0010 on Sundays.  This will provide more travelling options for bus users who require the services at these times. The current times of route PR2 are between about 0600 and 2320 Monday to Saturday.

New Journey Options
New journey options are created to/from the Wembley Stadium and the relocated Brent civic centre, St Raphael’s and Brentfield Road.

Direct journeys no longer available
No replacement for route PR2 is proposed along Hillside or at Stonebridge Park however this area is served by high frequency route 18. Additionally, many users will be close to bus stops served by routes 206 and 224.
Routes 228 and 487 will continue to link the Central Middlesex Hospital area and Willesden Junction station, with nine buses every hour. (Eight buses per hour evenings and Sundays). Harlesden Station also provides interchange with rail services.

The consultation ends on August 19th. Use this LINK to make your views known.

    1 comment:

    Sagar Shah said...

    This was my consultation feedback to the changes:

    "First of all I object to the way this consultation is being advertised as the press release does not mention the changes that are also being
    made to the 223.I object to changing the 223 route to go down Empire Way instead of Wembley Park Drive as this will lengthen journey times from Preston Road
    to Wembley Central and take the bus down a very congested road already served by many other buses.Secondly I STRONGLY object to overall changes and
    removal of the PR2 because you are removing the only direct bus link from Wembley Park to Central Middlesex Hospital. Most residents of the Wembley Park
    area tend to be referred to Central Middx rather than Northwick Park by their GPs and by removing a direct bus route you are increasing costs, travel time and
    hassle for people during a recession. Please re-consider this change."