Post by redbus on Aug 9, 2018 12:49:02 GMT
My hunch would be this:
'TfL are pleased to announce the result of the consultation into routes C2 and 88..... blah blah....The 88 will be diverted between Great Portland Station and Camden Town via Albany Street and will be extended from Camden Town to Parliament Hill Fields, thus everyone currently using the C2 will be able to make exactly the same journey as now on one bus. There will be the added advantage of new links to Piccadilly Circus....blah blah,,, We are pleased to announce there will be a slight increase in service compared to the C2 during the peaks and for most of the day from the current 6 bph to 7 bph, which will also adequately cover the existing demand from Camden Town to Oxford Circus of 5 bph.... blah blah'. The End. 'TfL - Putting the con into consultation.' Inexplicably, the last sentence got left out.
It's just possible they might make this 7.5 bph, thus giving a 50% notional increase on the 5 bph that Tfl state is necessary..
No surprises here. Learned members predicted this merger of the C2 and 88 on the forum as others have noted.
As for frequencies I am afraid that I am more pessimistic. I think if the intention was to have the 88 running at 8 daytime and 12 evening to PHF, then that is what the C2 would have been reduced to. I think this is preparing the way for a 10 minute daytime frequency and hopefully 12, but possible 15 minute evening / Sunday frequency on the 88.