Bus service proposal: route 236

Closed 16 Dec 2011

Opened 11 Nov 2011

Results Updated 19 Jun 2012

We consulted on a proposal in autumn 2011 to stop running some journeys on route 236 between about 0030 and 0430 as a result of low usage.

After carefully considering all responses received, we have decided to postpone the removal of the night-time journeys on this route until after the London 2012 Games. From October 2012, the last journeys each day will depart Hackney Wick at around 0035 and Finsbury Park at around 0105. The first journeys will depart Hackney Wick at around 0355 and Finsbury Park at around 0435. This means early and late trips are maintained minimising the inconvenience for existing users.

A full summary report can be found here.

Thank you to all who provided comments.

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Overview

The London bus network is kept under regular review. As part of this, we develop proposals for changes to services.

Why we consulted

We developed proposals for route 236 and asked for your views.

Route 236 (Finsbury Park Station – Hackney Wick, Eastway) [24 hour service]

Route 236 is a 24 hour service and runs between Finsbury Park Station and Hackney Wick, East Way. Usage of the night service is low, with only around 100 passengers using it per night during the week and about 200 per night at weekends. Therefore, we proposed to withdraw some journeys in the middle of the night where the usage is at its lowest.  Nearly all stops currently served by route 236 are within about 400m of stops served by other night services; the main exception being six pairs of stops on Queensbridge, Pownall and Trederwen Roads in the Dalston / Haggerston area which are about 500 - 600m away. These stops are used by a total of about 35 passengers on a weeknight.

Under this proposal, the last journeys each day would depart Hackney Wick at around 0035 and Finsbury Park at around 0105. The first journeys would depart Hackney Wick at around 0355 and Finsbury Park at around 0435. This means early and late trips are maintained minimising the inconvenience for existing users.

No other changes were proposed.

Areas

  • Hackney
  • Islington

Audiences

  • Public

Interests

  • Bus route 236