Transport for London’s proposals to merge routes U1 (Ruislip – West Drayton) and U3 (Uxbridge – Heathrow Central Bus Station) would effectively recreate former route 223, on which RF409 (MXX297) is seen navigating construction work for the Piccadilly Line Heathrow extension on July 16, 1975. MIKE HARRIS

Transport for London has published plans to alter bus services in the Kidbrooke and Wood Green areas to serve new housing developments.

The Kidbrooke proposals affect routes 178 (Woolwich – Lewisham), 335 (North Greenwich – Kidbrooke) and B16 (Bexleyheath – Kidbrooke) which will be diverted to run via Pegler Square and Kidbrooke station. The plans expose the extent to which TfL is constrained by the legislative requirement to consult on any variation to local bus services as the development under way will lead to the closure of roads currently served.

Changes are also planned to provide bus services to the Haringey Heartlands development, which will see over 1,700 new homes built on the site of a former gas works in Wood Green. Route 91 (Trafalgar Square – Crouch End) will be extended to Wood Green station via Haringey Heartlands and the 232 (St Raphaels –Turnpike Lane) will be withdrawn south of Wood Green station and diverted to serve Haringey Heartlands.

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