Orbital express bus routes “not value for money”

Two proposed express bus routes in Hillingdon do not represent value for money, decides TfL.

The routes – one from Northwood, and one from Eastcote, both terminating at Heathrow, would cost £1.4m to run, it is reported, and TfL think this is more than is warranted byt the demand, which they have evaluated via a consultation.

A TfL spokesperson told the Uxbridge Gazette: “We did consider the introduction of a limited-stop bus services running to the Heathrow area. However there was not sufficient demand to justify the extra costs of providing these services, which would be around £1.4m per route per year.”

The present journey from Northwood to Heathrow by bus involves two changes, with the alternative involving an in-and-out journey by tube. Orbital routes are notoriously difficult to travel by public transport in West London.

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