Transport for London (TfL) has proposed an extension to the Route 223 bus service in London to terminate at the Kodak Housing Estate in Harrow.
The move is part of TfL’s wider plan to expand its Ultra Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ) across London and strengthen alternative forms of transport to private cars.
The proposed extension would see the bus service continue its route along Harrow View, ending at the Eastman Village Kodak housing development.
The route would serve over 3,200 new homes as well as existing homes and businesses along Harrow View. The extension is expected to create new journey opportunities to locations such as Pinner and Hatch End while also offering new interchange opportunities.
TfL has invited the public to share their views on the proposed extension through a public consultation, which runs from April 24th to June 4th 2023. The consultation also aims to gather feedback on how the proposed extension could impact local residents and businesses.
The Route 223 bus service currently runs between Wembley Central and Harrow Bus Station. TfL believes that extending the bus route will help to make the Eastman Village development, employment, healthcare, and the wider community more accessible, as well as improve journey times.
TfL has released an Equalities Impact Assessment (EqIA) in the Documents Library, which explains the potential impacts of the proposed extension in more detail. TfL hopes that the consultation process will help it to better understand the impact of the proposed extension and how it can improve transport options for local residents and businesses.
The proposals are subject to the outcome of their public consultation. Once the consultation ends on Sunday 4 June 2023, TfL say they will ‘consider all the responses we received and will prepare a consultation report.’
To find out more information on the proposed extension, and to take the TfL survey, please visit their website.
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