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Penultimate bendy bus routes 29 and N29 are converted
Publication date: 25 November 2011
Tagged with: Transport for London (TfL)
Passengers on routes 29 and N29 will benefit from increased service frequency, extra seating and improved air cooling from this weekend, as double deck buses replace bendy buses and the Mayor’s promise to banish bendy buses from the city nears completion.
The route 29, which operates between Wood Green and Trafalgar Square and route N29, which operates between Enfield Town and Trafalgar Square will both benefit from more frequent, double deck services from Saturday 26 November.
This conversion is the penultimate stage in the Mayor’s plan to remove bendy buses from London’s streets. The final bendy bus route, the 207, is due to be replaced next month.
When all bendy buses are removed from London’s streets, TfL estimates that there will be an annual saving to Londoners of more than £7m due to a vastly reduced rate of fare evasion on these routes.
Frequencies on route 29 will be:
- Morning peak weekdays the service will operate every 4 minutes with additional journeys southbound at the busiest time; previously every 6 minutes
- Afternoon peak weekdays the service will operate every 4 minutes; previously every 6 minutes
- Daytime weekdays the service will operate every 5 minutes; previously every 6 minutes
- In the evenings the service will operate every 6 minutes; previously every 8 minutes
- During weekend shopping hours the service will operate every 5 minutes; previously every 6 minutes.
The N29 (Night Bus) frequencies will be:
- On Sunday to Thursday nights the service will operate every 7 – 8 minutes; previously every 12 minutes.
- On Friday and Saturday nights the service will operate every 3 – 4 minutes between Trafalgar Square and Wood Green and every 10 minutes between Wood Green and Enfield Town; previously every 6 minutes Trafalgar Square to Wood Green and every 12 minutes Wood Green to Enfield Town.
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