Routes and service changes that weren't to be Apr 27, 2020 22:25:14 GMT Alex, COBO, and 2 more like this
Post by M1199 on Apr 27, 2020 22:25:14 GMT
That was back in 2007/8, when the U1 only went as far as Hillingdon Hospital, the planned extension was something like:
Ruislip Manor Station
West End Road
Ruislip Gardens Station
South Ruislip Station
Terminating at Stonefield Way.
Whether it was planned to run via the one way loop round Stonefield Way or turn at the roundabount is something I guess we'll never know. I got the planned route on a list of proposed changes document that was being handed out at the time from the Travel information place that they used to have in Uxbridge Station, but it's buried deep somewhere up in the loft!
Seem to remember the extension didn't go ahead due to issues along Sidmouth Drive.
At the same time as the U1, the U10 was originally planned to be extended to Uxbridge Industrial Estate, following the 58 (now 3) to Cowley Mill Road, Ashley Road, Arundel Road to Sailsbury Road. Then heading back towards Uxbridge via Wallingford Road and Cowley Mill Road. Pretty sure that was scrapped cause there wasn't anywhere for a stand on Sailsbury Road and the left turn from Wallingford Road onto Cowley Mill Road was rather tight. (Which has since been modified)
Found a pic on Flickr of what the blind display would of looked like.
Incidentally the DMC's also had South Ruislip 'Stonefield Way' on their blinds for the U1
With hindsight, it was probably a good job that the U10 extension and the proposed route U11 (which I've never seen any info about, apart from what's on the DE blindsets) never went ahead, as the Industrial Estate is a shadow of its former self, but it is ironic that with UE on Wallingford Road, buses would now have a place to stand!