TfL consults on bus priority scheme
TfL is consulting on road improvements that will deliver a significant Bus Priority scheme planned to reduce journey times for bus passengers on route 206 between Wembley Park and Kilburn Park. The consultation is on proposals to improve the junction of the A406 North Circular Road with Brentfield Road and Drury Way in the London Borough of Brent. The consultation closes on 29 March 2015 and is part of TfL’s Road Modernisation Plan, involving the creation of a new southbound bus lane and the introduction of bus activated signals in Drury Way. There would also be a new left turn slip road from the westbound A406 into Brentfield Road, reducing delays for traffic and bus routes using the A406. Metroline operated route 206 runs from Wembley Park to Kilburn Park via Brent Park, Harlesden and Brondesbury. It received a 25% increase in capacity and frequency in April 2014, reflecting strong growth in demand.
TfL’s Head of Strategy and Outcome Planning, Lilli Matson, said, ‘This Bus Priority scheme would mean shorter journey times for passengers, helping improve the efficiency of our bus services and supporting London’s growth. These works will also deliver benefits for other road users and pedestrians. Proposals in this consultation are an example of how these types of schemes can deliver significant benefits at a local level – allowing buses to move around the city more freely, avoid traffic hotspots and offer customers an even more reliable service.’