Proposals to reroute U1, U2, U3 and E7 in Hillingdon

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Update 21 December 2023

This consultation has now closed. Thank you to everyone who responded. We are analysing your feedback and will report back shortly.

-update ends-

We warmly invite you to tell us what you think of our proposals to reroute four bus services in Hillingdon, West London. Find out more:

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What are the proposals?

Equalities Impact Assessment

Background

How you can find out more

Tell us your views

What happens next



What are the proposals?

We’re consulting on three proposals - please click on the links below to find out more about them.

Proposal One

Merge U1 and U3 to create a new bus route from Ruislip to Heathrow.

Proposal Two

Reroute U2 in two areas:

a. Reroute U2 to West Drayton station to give new links to the Elizabeth line, it would no longer stop at Brunel University.

b. Serve Oak Farm Estate in North Hillingdon at all operational times, not just middays Mondays to Saturdays.

Proposal Three

a. Improve bus services in Ruislip by extending E7 from Ruislip West End Road to Bishop Ramsey High School/Highgrove leisure centre.

b. To simplify route through Ruislip town centre, the E7 would no longer stop at Ruislip station, Wood Lane, Ickenham Road or Pembroke Road.

This map gives an overview of the four proposed changes.



Equalities Impact Assessment

Our Equality Impact Assessment (EqIA) identifies:

  • The affects these proposals could have on people
  • How we propose to minimise any negative impacts

After we’ve considered all comments, the EqIA will be reviewed and may be updated.

We use the EqIA to help us decide if, and how, we should proceed with these proposals.


Background

People boarding a London bus

Buses play a crucial role in making London a more prosperous city, connecting Londoners to their work, education, families, friends, shopping, and leisure.

London’s bus network is our most affordable and accessible type of public transport. It’s a sustainable alternative to cars, for journeys that can’t be walked or cycled.

We continuously review and adapt the network to reflect changing customer needs, so buses are where our customers need them most.

The Mayor’s committed to expanding outer London’s bus network, to strengthen alternatives to private cars and maximise the benefits of the Ultra Low Emission Zone.

Our Bus Action Plan is about increasing the number of bus journeys by making bus travel better, faster and greener.

We continue to grow our fleet of zero-emission buses, with over 950 so far. The whole fleet will be converted by 2034.

Other projects include 12% more countdown signs at bus stops in every London borough.


How you can find out more

Weve provided information to help you respond:

To translate this page, please use the ‘Select language’ button at the bottom of this page.

Connecting with London's deaf community on our consultations

To enhance how we consult with London's deaf community, we’re trialling a British Sign Language (BSL) consultation conversation service.

Please email haveyoursay@tfl.gov.uk to arrange a two-way discussion with a BSL speaker.


What happens next

After the consultation ends, we’ll consider all the responses we receive and prepare a consultation report.

The report will be published on our website in mid-2024.


Update 21 December 2023

This consultation has now closed. Thank you to everyone who responded. We are analysing your feedback and will report back shortly.

-update ends-

We warmly invite you to tell us what you think of our proposals to reroute four bus services in Hillingdon, West London. Find out more:

Photograph of a single deck London bus

What are the proposals?

Equalities Impact Assessment

Background

How you can find out more

Tell us your views

What happens next



What are the proposals?

We’re consulting on three proposals - please click on the links below to find out more about them.

Proposal One

Merge U1 and U3 to create a new bus route from Ruislip to Heathrow.

Proposal Two

Reroute U2 in two areas:

a. Reroute U2 to West Drayton station to give new links to the Elizabeth line, it would no longer stop at Brunel University.

b. Serve Oak Farm Estate in North Hillingdon at all operational times, not just middays Mondays to Saturdays.

Proposal Three

a. Improve bus services in Ruislip by extending E7 from Ruislip West End Road to Bishop Ramsey High School/Highgrove leisure centre.

b. To simplify route through Ruislip town centre, the E7 would no longer stop at Ruislip station, Wood Lane, Ickenham Road or Pembroke Road.

This map gives an overview of the four proposed changes.



Equalities Impact Assessment

Our Equality Impact Assessment (EqIA) identifies:

  • The affects these proposals could have on people
  • How we propose to minimise any negative impacts

After we’ve considered all comments, the EqIA will be reviewed and may be updated.

We use the EqIA to help us decide if, and how, we should proceed with these proposals.


Background

People boarding a London bus

Buses play a crucial role in making London a more prosperous city, connecting Londoners to their work, education, families, friends, shopping, and leisure.

London’s bus network is our most affordable and accessible type of public transport. It’s a sustainable alternative to cars, for journeys that can’t be walked or cycled.

We continuously review and adapt the network to reflect changing customer needs, so buses are where our customers need them most.

The Mayor’s committed to expanding outer London’s bus network, to strengthen alternatives to private cars and maximise the benefits of the Ultra Low Emission Zone.

Our Bus Action Plan is about increasing the number of bus journeys by making bus travel better, faster and greener.

We continue to grow our fleet of zero-emission buses, with over 950 so far. The whole fleet will be converted by 2034.

Other projects include 12% more countdown signs at bus stops in every London borough.


How you can find out more

Weve provided information to help you respond:

To translate this page, please use the ‘Select language’ button at the bottom of this page.

Connecting with London's deaf community on our consultations

To enhance how we consult with London's deaf community, we’re trialling a British Sign Language (BSL) consultation conversation service.

Please email haveyoursay@tfl.gov.uk to arrange a two-way discussion with a BSL speaker.


What happens next

After the consultation ends, we’ll consider all the responses we receive and prepare a consultation report.

The report will be published on our website in mid-2024.


  • Proposal One

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    Merge U1 and U3 to create a new, high frequency U3 bus route from Ruislip to Heathrow

    The new U3 service would serve Uxbridge town centre, Brunel University (westside of campus), Hillingdon Hospital and West Drayton station.

    To match demand, buses could run more often, around every 10 minutes Monday to Saturday daytimes, and every 12 minutes on evenings and Sundays.

    Compared to roughly every 12-15 minutes Monday to Saturday daytimes, or every 20-30 minutes on evenings and Sundays now.

    The map below shows the proposed changes.

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  • Proposal Two

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    a. Reroute U2 to West Drayton station to give new links to the Elizabeth line, it would no longer stop at Brunel University

    Passengers for Brunel University could change onto the U4 or U7 at Hillingdon Hospital or walk 13 minutes.

    The U2 would reroute at Hillingdon Hospital to connect to the Elizabeth Line at West Drayton station via Cowley Station Road, Cowley High Street, Cowley High Road, West Drayton High Street, Station Approach and terminate at West Drayton Station.

    b. U2 would serve Oak Farm Estate at all operational times, instead of just middays Mondays to Saturdays

    The U2 currently operates as a hail and ride service on Grosvenor Crescent, Leybourne Road and Ryefield Avenue on middays Mondays to Saturdays.

    This means 300 households on the Oak Farm estate are remote from the bus network most of the time.

    Depending on local feedback, we may introduce new fixed bus stops.

    The U2 uses single deck buses.

    The map below shows the proposed changes.

  • Proposal Three

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    a. Improve bus services in Ruislip by extending E7 from Ruislip West End Road to Bishop Ramsey High School/Highgrove leisure centre

    b. To simplify route through Ruislip town centre, the E7 would no longer stop at Ruislip station, Wood Lane, Ickenham Road or Pembroke Road

    Eastcote Road
    To increase bus services in Ruislip, the E7 extension would run along the northern end of Ruislip High Street and western end of Eastcote Road.

    This section of Eastcote Road isn’t currently served by buses, so new stops would be needed.

    The E7 uses double deck buses.

    Ruislip Station
    The E7 would no longer stop at Ruislip station.

    To access the station, passengers would walk 180 metres. Up to 1,225 passengers (18%) would be affected.

    However, some of these people would benefit from being closer to the High Street.

    Simplified route in Ruislip town centre
    The E7 would no longer follow the off peak route on Wood Lane, Ickenham Road or Pembroke Road.

    This means Wood Lane would no longer be served by a bus service, however local services are around 400 metres or 5 - 6 minute walk on Ruislip High Street.

    The map below shows the proposed changes.

    Click here to return to the main page

Page last updated: 21 Dec 2023, 08:42 AM