Bus service proposal: Route 647

Closed 6 Jul 2016

Opened 1 Jun 2016

Results Updated 3 Aug 2016

We recently consulted on proposals to stop running the 647 (a route that runs on school days) as passengers are able to use route 174.

The consultation took place between 1 June and 6 July 2016. 29 responses were received. Comments were invited from respondents to understand their opinion of the scheme.

Most responses (21 comments) related to concerns over there being sufficient capacity on route 174 to accommodate trips transferring from route 647. There is sufficient capacity on route 174 to accommodate the majority of route 647 passengers, and there is a suitable pedestrian crossing close to Settle Road on Dagnam Park Drive to allow children to cross in the mornings. School children using route 174 are travelling in the counter-peak direction in the morning and afternoon.

Following a review of the comments received we have decided that we will no longer run the 647. To avoid disrupting established travel patterns mid-school year, the route will not run again at the start of the new school year this September.  The last day of service was 20 July 2016. Passengers can instead use route 174 which will remain unchanged.

Please click here to read the full report (PDF).

Please click here to read the response to issues raised (PDF).

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Overview

Update 3 August 2016

We recently consulted on proposals to stop running the 647 (a route that runs on school days) as passengers are able to use route 174.

The consultation took place between 1 June and 6 July 2016. 29 responses were received. Comments were invited from respondents to understand their opinion of the scheme.

Most responses (21 comments) related to concerns over there being sufficient capacity on route 174 to accommodate trips transferring from route 647. There is sufficient capacity on route 174 to accommodate the majority of route 647 passengers, and there is a suitable pedestrian crossing close to Settle Road on Dagnam Park Drive to allow children to cross in the mornings. School children using route 174 are travelling in the counter-peak direction in the morning and afternoon.

Following a review of the comments received we have decided that we will no longer run the 647. To avoid disrupting established travel patterns mid-school year, the route will not run again at the start of the new school year this September.  The last day of service was 20 July 2016. Passengers can instead use route 174 which will remain unchanged.

Please click here to read the full report (PDF).

Please click here to read the response to issues raised (PDF).


End of update.

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

We developed proposals for route 647 and asked to hear your views.

What we proposed.

The 647 currently runs between Romford and Harold Hill, Settle Road, on schooldays only.  It runs one journey from Romford Station to Settle Road in the morning with one journey from Settle Road to Romford station in the afternoon.

The route mainly serves schools on Settle Road that include Drapers Academy, Pyrgo Priory Primary and Dycorts School. Together they form the Harold Hill Learning Village.

Although there are around 55 trips per day made on the 647, most of these can be made using route 174.

Therefore, following a review and to make better use of our resources we proposed that from 20 July route 647 would no longer run.

There would be no changes to route 174.

Students using route 174 instead of route 647 will alight in Leamington Road in the morning rather than Dagnam Park Drive. This makes Drapers Academy and Dycorts School more than 400m from the stop and would require them to cross Dagnam Park Drive. These issues would not apply in the afternoon where the 174 and 647 share the same stop towards Romford.

Subject to the outcome of consultation the changes would take place on 20 July 2016.

Please see the map below for more details:

route 647 map

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Areas

  • Havering

Audiences

  • Anyone from any background

Interests

  • Bus route 647