Bus service proposal: route 186

Closed 18 Nov 2011

Opened 14 Oct 2011

Results Updated 5 Apr 2012

Transport for London (TfL) recently consulted on a proposal to run a bus every 12 minutes during the day, Monday to Saturday over the entire 186 route, between Northwick Park Hospital and Brent Cross

We are also proposing to increase the evening frequency on all days from every 30 minutes to every 20 minutes along the entire route.

In addition, we are proposing to  move  the first and last stop within Northwick Park Hospital’s grounds to outside St Mark’s Hospital.

In total, 18 responses were received, two from key stakeholders - the London Borough (LB) of Harrow and LB Brent, and 16 responses from members of the public. Of the individuals that responded, two were generally against, two were neutral and 12 were generally supportive. Both LB Brent and Harrow supported the extension of all services to Brent Cross.

After carefully considering all responses, we plan to go ahead with the proposed change on 14 April 2012.

A full summary report can be found here.

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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 consulted on proposals for route 186 and asked for your views.

Currently during Monday to Saturday daytimes, route 186 runs every 10 minutes between Northwick Park Hospital and Edgware, with a bus every 20 minutes continuing beyond Edgware to Brent Cross. During Sunday daytimes there is a bus every 20 minutes along the whole the route. During the evenings on all days a 30 minute service runs along the whole route.

There has been a rise in the number of passengers in the Grahame Park area and proposed developments are likely to lead to further increases.

We therefore proposed to restructure the service to run every 12 minutes during the day on Monday to Saturday over the entire route between Northwick Park Hospital and Brent Cross. This would continue to provide an attractive service and adequate capacity between Northwick Park and Edgware while giving a substantial increase between Edgware and Brent Cross.

We also proposed to increase the evening frequency on all days from every 30 minutes to every 20 minutes along the entire route.

In addition, we propose to move the first and last stop within Northwick Park Hospital’s grounds to outside St Mark’s Hospital. This move would reduce the walking distance for passengers visiting this specialist unit.

Areas

  • Barnet
  • Brent
  • Harrow

Audiences

  • Stakeholders

Interests

  • Bus route 186