A resident of the King's Drive/Pilgrims Way estate has written to Barnhill councillor, Kathleen Fraser, about the impact of the curtailment of the 206 bus at Brent Park on event days. Thirty minutes ago I had to inform people waiting in the heat at The Paddocks stop that there were no buses due to a concert at the Stadium.
As the writer points out we were promised that an advantage of North End Road being rejoined to Bridge Road was that the 206 could avoid the main stadum area by using North End Road on event days.
Dear Councillor FraserI am writing to you with regard to the 206 bus route which, for many living in Kings Drive, The Paddocks, Salmon Street areas, is a real boon. That is until there is an event scheduled at Wembley Stadium when no service is provided after 11.00/noon.I believe I am correct in saying that in Brent's local plan for our area it was stated that the opening of North End Road to allow traffic to and from Bridge Road would mean that the 206 would be able to serve our area on event days.The changes to the road layout have been completed and yet we are still deprived of our bus service.Could I ask you to please enquire as to why this is the case and when we may expect a service to run regardless of events at the stadium.May I point out that the suspension of this service disproportionately affects our most vulnerable residents - the elderly, disabled, parents with small children and women travelling home alone at night.This week commencing Sunday 11 June we will be without a bus on no fewer than 5 afternoons and evenings.The bus company seems to suspend the service at the earliest time possible, even when traffic is light.I would be most grateful for your help in this matter. Residents have been putting up with this for far too long.
Thank you in advance.