Transport for London (TfL) have reviewed bus services ahead of the opening of Crossrail (the Elizabeth Line) next year because :
“the opening of the Elizabeth line from 2018 will further transform how people move about in London”.
The review is here:
TfL have launched a consultation on proposed changes (closing 17th Sept):
Our existing local services seem unaffected, but one of the proposed changes is a new ‘route 278’ between Ruislip and Heathrow Airport, Central Bus Station via Hayes & Harlington station. It would run the full length of Long Lane and via Hillingdon, Hayes End, Church Road and Hayes town centre. It would run at 5 buses per hour Monday to Saturday daytimes and 3 bph Sundays and all evenings using double-deck buses.
“Consultation will be undertaken on the service changes. Following analysis of the
responses, the next step will be determine whether or not a specific scheme should
proceed or whether it should be amended in some way.
Other considerations will also need to be taken account as part of coming to a final
decision. This includes TfL’s financial position and the affordability of the schemes.
In some instances physical constraints e.g. new stands may be a barrier to delivery.
Precisely when service changes will be made will be subject to further consideration
but would broadly align with the various phases of the Elizabeth line opening.
Finally the bus network will be kept under review enabling further changes to be made
to bus services in the future.”