Bus service proposals: Extension of route 70 and new stops for route 27

Closed 19 Dec 2014

Opened 10 Nov 2014

Results Updated 9 May 2016

We received 395 responses to the consultation, 390 responses from members of the public and 5 from stakeholders.  For the route 70 proposals, 84% of respondents were generally supportive of the extension. 71% of respondents were generally supportive of the new bus stops for route 27 in Chiswick Business Park.

After considering all the responses received and the views expressed, we have decided to proceed with our proposals from 9 May 2015.

The full consulation report can be found here and a document outlining our responses to issues raised here.

 

Overview

 

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

Last year we consulted on a proposal to extend route 70 to Chiswick Business Park (CBP) serving Acton Town Station. We also proposed to install a new set of bus stops for route 27 at the southern end of CBP nearer Gunnersbury Station.

 

Why we consulted

Background

In 2008 we consulted on proposals to extend route E10 to serve CBP.  The consultation results showed that some aspects of the scheme were opposed or were difficult to implement and so we decided not to go ahead with the proposal. In November 2012 route 27 was extended to CBP providing access to the park from the south.

2014 Consultation

In November last year we consulted on a new proposal for a bus service that gives access to the park from the north.

Route 70

Route 70 currently runs between South Kensington and Acton approximately every 10 minutes Monday to Saturday daily, every 15 minutes during Sunday shopping hours and every 20 minutes late evenings.

We proposed to extend route 70 to Chiswick Business Park (CBP) via Acton Town Station. CBP consists of commercial businesses, a large multi-purpose events piazza, restaurants, and shops. The proposed route 70 extension would provide a service for customers wishing to travel to CBP from the north. CBP is currently served by routes 237, 267 and H91 at Gunnersbury Station and by route 27 which enters the park from the south.

The proposal would divert route 70 at Acton Market Place, and travel along Acton High Street, Gunnersbury Lane, Acton Town Station, Bollo Lane and Stanhope Way to the bus stand at the northern end of CBP. Between Gunnersbury Lane and Acton High Street it would serve stops currently used by the E3 in both directions.

Bus stops on Horn Lane and Steyne Road would no longer be served by the 70, though the 266 will continue to serve stop N in Steyne Road. Customers can use stops located nearby on Acton High Street. The 70 would serve existing route E3 stops on Gunnersbury Lane and route 440 stops on Bollo Lane.

We also proposed a new stop on Bollo Lane near Enfield Road for passengers using Acton Town Station. To aid the installation of the new bus stop, Ealing Council would need to convert five parking bays in front of Webb Court into the new bus stop.

For buses travelling towards Acton, the existing E3 stop at Acton Town Station on Gunnersbury Lane would be used.

Route 70 Map below:

 

To view a larger map please click here.

 

Route 27

Route 27 runs between Chiswick Business Park and Chalk Farm, Morrisons, every 7 to 8 minutes Monday to Saturday daily and every 12 minutes during Sundays shopping hours and late evenings.

Route 27 already serves the CBP from the south side. However, there is a large gap between the first / last bus stop and the stops on Chiswick High Road. We have received requests from members of the public and stakeholders to install bus stops nearer the southern part of the CBP.

We therefore proposed two new stops for the route 27 in Chiswick Business Park (CBP), which would give passengers the option of getting off in the main section of Chiswick Business Park (CBP).

Route 27 Map below:

To view a larger map please click here.

 

Areas

  • Ealing
  • Hounslow

Audiences

  • Public
  • Stakeholders
  • Local residents
  • Local businesses

Interests

  • Bus route 27
  • Bus route 70