Routes 384, 292 and 606 in Barnet Sept 10, 2018 21:29:37 GMT via mobile
Post by grubbysa on Sept 10, 2018 21:29:37 GMT
Looking at specific journey times, the 107 is actually slightly quicker from Edgware to the town centre in Borehamwood. The 292 is only quicker to the surburbs to the east of Borehamwood.
An alternative could be to reroute the 292 from Stirling Corner, with a DD service every 12-15 minutes between Colindale and Cockfosters.
However, I think the 251 could be an alternative route to link Edgware to Barnet. It serves Mill Hill, so this would gain a new link to Barnet. Divert the 251 from Whetstone to Barnet Spires, going via the 326 but without the Dollis Valley loop. The section to Arnos Grove from Whetstone to fully duplicated by the 34, so could be unreplaced, plus the 221 links New Southgate to Mill Hill and Edgware.
Then divert the 326 through Totteridge Village (providing new links there), then along Barnet Lane (already partly served by the 606) to existing line of route at High Barnet Station. By serving Barnet Lane, the long Dollis Valley loop may not be needed anymore - if there is some demand for a service directly within the estate, the 389 could even be modified to serve it. Then also extend the 326 slightly to terminate at Hadley Green (if stand space can be found), to serve the north end of the high street by a TFL service.
I believe buses are not able to use the unserved part of Barnet Lane as the lanes do get tight, not impossible to get through with a bus but it seems too narrow for TfL liking otherwise I imagine 605 would actually use it to serve the Totteride Academy instead of dumping pupils at Totteridge War Memorial.