Post by michaellevenson on Aug 3, 2018 8:15:44 GMT
In all honesty, the 364 has no chance of being decked with the residential roads it traverses between Goodmayes and Ilford. It would be nice; if it were ever allowed by residents, then I see no problem slapping double deckers on, reducing the frequency slightly and leaving half of the route (Martins Corner & southbound) a bit superfluous with capacity. Worse routes like the 13 are grossly overbussed on its section south of Baker Street tbh.
The real answer is another route passing through the Seven Kings area, and I am deeply saddened TfL didn't take the opportunity in its Crossrail changes to trundle another route through there. The easiest options would be to extend the 368 via High Road Goodmayes, Seven Kings Station and Aldborough Road South to terminate at Newbury Park Station (plenty of stand space there), or to extend the 179 to Ley Street, Benton Road, Seven Kings and Goodmayes to Chadwell Heath. Both of these suggestions were from Eastlondoner62 I think.
As a resident of the Aldborough Road area I received a letter from the council asking for suggestions to relieve traffic at the junction of Meads Lane and Aldborough during the school run. I suggested the 368 extension you mentioned to give a link to Newbury Park and then beyond NP station via Horns Rd to Barkingside. I received no reply.
Also suggested the 396 rerouted via Aldborough, Cameron Rd, High Rd, Barley Lane to King George Hospital.