Transport for London makes improvements to bus route 183
We keep London's extensive bus network under regular review and are always seeking opportunities to improve the service we provide for our customer
Transport for London (TfL) has today announced that it will be making improvements to the route 183 bus to cater for increased passenger demand and to improve interchange links with nearby Tube stations.
The service improvements to the route, which runs between Golders Green and Pinner, will be introduced on 18 January.
The 25 per cent increase to frequency is being introduced to respond to growing demand.
With passenger convenience in mind, the last bus from Golders Green to Pinner will also run 30 minutes later each evening so passengers arriving on the last trains at Kingsbury and Harrow-on-the-Hill Tube stations can board the route 183 to continue their onward journeys.
The frequency will increase as follows:
- Monday to Friday and during Saturday shopping hours the service will increase from every 10 minutes to every 8 minutes
- Evenings and during Sunday shopping hours the service will increase from every 15 minutes to every 12 minutes
- Early Sunday mornings the service will increase from every 30 minutes to every 20 minutes
John Barry, Head of Network Development for TfL, said: `Passenger numbers are growing on route 183 - so we are introducing more buses to cater for this.
`We are also running buses later in the evening so passengers can continue their journeys on the 183 after using the last trains at Kingsbury and Harrow-on-the-Hill Tube stations.
`We keep London's extensive bus network under regular review and are always seeking opportunities to improve the service we provide for our customer.'
This service improvement is part of TfL's management and development of a network that comprises around 700 routes across Greater London operated by 7,600 buses at peak times, carrying more than 2.3 billion passengers every year.
TfL keeps the network under regular review, working with the London Boroughs and other partners to help ensure that services can respond to London's changing travel needs.
Demand and reliability is monitored very closely and regular changes are made to schedules and routes as a result.
Bus service levels in London have increased by over 40 per cent since the formation of TfL in 2000 and reliability and customer satisfaction are at the highest levels since records began.