Mayor wants buses not cars on the North Circular

1 October 2019

Transport for London (TfL) is asking for comments on plans to offer a sustainable alternative to using private vehicles on the one of London’s busiest roads, the A406 North Circular.

As part of the Mayor of London’s Transport Strategy (MTS), which aims for 80% of trips to be made using sustainable transport by 2026, the new plan would create connections between outer London town centres and public transport hubs at Ealing Broadway, Brent Cross and North Finchley.

The changes would also create better links in outer London and offer a sustainable alternative to using cars on the North Circular.

The detailed plans, including maps of the changes to bus routes 112 and 611, can be found at The deadline for submitting comments is 28 October 2019.

TfL said: “Buses play a unique role in the life of London. They are the most accessible form of public transport and they provide the widest and densest network of travel options for distances that are too long to walk or cycle. Good reliable bus services are fundamental to how our customers move around the city.”

Depending on the feedback from this consultation, it hopes to make the proposed changes in autumn 2019.

Over the past 10 years, TfL points out, there has been substantial growth on bus route 112. In the last five years, the number of passengers has gone up by 50%. With development plans at Stonebridge Park, Harrow Road and Brent Cross, passenger numbers are expected to increase further.