Transport report from City Hall, December 2016

TfL is now running a night service at weekends on bus route 307 between Brimsdown station and Barnet Hospital, every 30 minutes throughout Friday and Saturday nights. It will connect with the Night Tube at High Barnet tube complement the new Night Tube service on the Northern line.  It will also connect at Oakwood tube station with the new Night Tube service on the Piccadilly line, when this launches on Friday 16 December. The Northern Line night tube seems to have begun with little sign of problems so far.


The Mayor wants to make Oxford Street more pedestrian friendly so TfL are consulting  on   proposals for changes to twenty three  bus routes  in central London,  designed to start reducing the number of buses running along Oxford Street. The proposals in this consultation would reduce the number of buses going along Oxford Street by around 40 per cent.  The consultation sets out their  proposed changes to routes 3, 6, 8, 15, 22, 25, 23, 46, 73, 137, 172, 242, 332, 390, 425, 452, C2, N2, N3, N8, N15, N22 and N73. The consultation ends on 29 January 2017. It is available here. If you submit comments, please copy me in.


After its recent consultation, TfL intends to  remove  bus stops D and E at  the Archway Gyratory. These stops together are an important interchange for passengers travelling in from Central London to outer London and to separate them will lead to more buses being missed and more pedestrian movement.  The  scheme  was  opposed by 75% of consultation respondents, so I will be raising this at MQT.


Camden Council is leading on the production of a Planning Brief for the Euston Station and railway tracks area in partnership with the Greater London Authority and Transport for London. They plan to consult residents, businesses and other stakeholders on initial proposals for the Euston Station Area Planning Brief in spring 2017. A formal consultation will follow in early 2018.  See also Euston Area Planning Brief And Government Correspondence.

I also met with City Hall planners. to discucss HS2 issues and the Mayor’s perspective.


Finally, a full list of my Mayor’s MQT Transport Questions and answers.