Proposed changes to bus routes 384, 292 and 606 in Barnet

Closed 9 Nov 2018

Opened 10 Sep 2018

Results Updated 20 Feb 2019

We received 1,378 consultation responses (including 18 stakeholder responses). Thank you everyone who responded - we appreciate your patience in waiting for our reply.

From the responses received, we identified the following themes to the proposed changes:

Supportive:

  • The proposals would provide a quicker connection from New Barnet to Edgware via public transport

Opposing:

  • Concerns about older people and less mobile people being able to walk 450+ metres to access the 384 or alternatives
  • Concerns that the backroads of New Barnet would be left unserved by local bus routes
  • Concerns about the appropriateness of roads that would be used by an extended and more direct 384, namely Victoria Road, Salisbury Road, Park Road and Station Road 
  • Concerns that a reduced 292 service would result in a longer journey time and Borehamwood being disadvantaged

We received rich and varied feedback from many local people and key stakeholders throughout the consultation. We are considering and reviewing the proposals again in light of this feedback and we will conclude our findings this Spring. If we develop alternative proposals, these may be subject to further consultation.

Further information can be found in the consultation report below.

Consultation report (PDF 2.16MB)

Overview

Currently there is no direct TfL bus service that links one side of Barnet to the other between Barnet Town Centre/Barnet Hospital and Mill Hill/Edgware. However there is local demand for this service.

What are we proposing?

Route 384

i) Extend to Edgware via Mill Hill

We propose to extend route 384 from Barnet, Quinta Drive to Edgware Bus Station.

This would create a new cross-borough bus route between Edgware and Cockfosters via Mill Hill (Apex Corner), High Barnet and New Barnet. It would provide a new direct link to Barnet Hospital and the Jewish Community Secondary School (JCoSS) from Mill Hill and Edgware.

The extension would run to Edgware Bus Station via Quinta Drive, Barnet Road, Barnet Way, Selvage Lane, Hale Lane and Station Road.

ii) Reroute to run more direct on roads in New Barnet

We are also proposing to reroute the 384 in New Barnet so it’s more direct.

Route 384 would run via Salisbury Road, Station Road, Victoria Road, Park Road and Edgeworth Road.

This means route 384 would no longer directly serve Strafford Road, Gloucester Road, Lyonsdown Road, Longmore Road, York Road, East Barnet Road, Brookhill Road, Crescent Road, Castlewood Road and Northfield Road. Residents would remain within 450m of a bus stop on either route 384 or routes 107, 184, 307, 326 or 383. 

A map showing the proposed changes can be found below.

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iii) Frequency Changes

As the route 384 extension would provide additional capacity on the busiest sections of routes 292 and 606, these routes would be reduced in frequency. This would help cover the cost of extending route 384.

Overall, more capacity would be created between Barnet, Stirling Corner, Mill Hill and Edgware. Between Stirling Corner and Edgware, a bus would run every 10 minutes during Monday to Saturday daytimes. However there would be less capacity between Stirling Corner and Borehamwood.

Route 292

The frequency of route 292 would reduce from every 15 minutes to every 20 minutes per hour during Monday to Saturday daytimes.

Route 606 (Schooldays only route)

Two trips would be cancelled – one in the morning and one in the afternoon.

  • The second morning trip would be cancelled.
  • On Monday to Thursday afternoons, the last trip would be cancelled.
  • On Friday afternoons, the first trip running between Barnet Church and Queensbury would be cancelled.  

We will keep this service under close review to ensure capacity matches demand, particularly if any school expansions take place over the coming years.

Northbound bus stop at High Barnet Station

We propose to move the northbound bus stop on Barnet Hill, so it’s closer to the southern ramp entrance of High Barnet station. This will make it easier for customers to interchange between the bus and tube.

A map showing the proposed new location can be found below.

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Why are we proposing this?

Route 384

Passenger numbers on route 384 are low and the service duplicates route 326 between East Barnet and Barnet Town Centre. Making the route more direct and extending it to Edgware would benefit a larger number of passengers who currently have to change buses to get across the borough.  

The proposed extension would:

  • Provide a new direct link to Barnet Hospital from Edgware and Mill Hill
  • Create new links from Edgware and Mill Hill to Chipping/High Barnet, New Barnet and Cockfosters
  • Create a direct links between Barnet Town Centre, New Barnet, Jewish Community Secondary School (JCoSS) and Cockfosters 
  • Create a more direct and quicker route, particularly across New Barnet  
  • Provide additional capacity at busiest points on routes 107 and 292

How will passengers be affected?

We know that our proposals will impact on passengers. Many will gain opportunities for new direct connections, while others may have a longer walk to the bus stop.

We measure these passenger journeys by looking at trip patterns from Oyster card information alongside other data. The information is used to determine demands and better understand travel habits.

Have your say

We would like to know what you think about our proposals.

Please give us your views by completing the online survey below by 9 November 2018.

Alternatively, you can:

You can also request paper copies of all the consultation materials and a response form by emailing consultations@tfl.gov.uk, or writing to FREEPOST TFL CONSULTATIONS.

Areas

  • Barnet

Audiences

  • Anyone from any background

Interests

  • Bus route 292
  • Bus route 384
  • Bus route 606