The Independent London Newspaper


Passengers lose out in bus shake-up at Archway

Published: 9 December, 2016
by Joe Cooper

MAJOR changes to Archway buses have been steamrolled through despite 75 per cent of people being opposed to them in a public consultation.

The proposals will: allow for up to 50 buses per hour to U-turn in Archway Road; move bus stands from Vorley Road to occupy both sides of Archway Road; and move stops for some routes, hampering interchange at bus stops.

Outraged residents and local pressure groups will hold a public meeting on Monday at Hargrave Community Centre.

The changes are part of Transport for London’s (TfL) removal of the gyratory. The bottom of Highgate Hill will close to motor traffic in order to make the area more walking and cycling friendly and create a public space.

The results of January’s bus route consultation have only just been released. TfL did not explain the delay. In preparation for the start of two-way traffic and the closure of the western side of the gyratory, the one-way system going along MacDonald Road into Vorley Road will be reversed tomorrow (Saturday). The following weekend the road layout will be converted to two-way traffic. The road outside the tube station will then be closed and made into a new public space.

– See letter


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