Post by snoggle on Dec 25, 2015 21:50:56 GMT
One thing that is known is tfl would rather have both routes overlap each other at some stage which is the general practise when routes are split and given the 'magic' 4. Look at Routes 187/487, 260/460, 207/427 so I imagine the 483 will serve Ealing Road. I think the whole East Lane idea is just stupid and so do some people I know.
From what I have been told it will have a headway of every 5 minutes from the Harrow end and 4 1/2 from Ealing.
Using Chaplin Road gets round the problem of banned turns nearer Wembley Central. Doesn't make the 483 terribly convenient in Wembley itself. I would be genuinely surprised if TfL routed the 483 away from virtually all of Wembley town centre as well as Wembley Central station. I know it's within sort of walking distance but can't see many people walking from Chaplin Road to Wembley Central to catch a 483. They'll use the 182 for Harrow and the 83 for Alperton which kind of defeats the object if you want a sensible overlap. I'm also surprised that TfL would consider taking over a massive chunk of capacity across Ealing to the Hospital given the 207/427 load well anyway. Why put more pressure on them? LOTS say that the 483 certainly starts at Ealing Hospital with only the route across Wembley open for debate / consultation.
I'm assuming not too much is open for debate because how have TfL managed to award a contract to a winning bidder? I doubt they've got priced options for >4 permutations of route given it's not just cost but also a view about achieveable reliability / performance levels.