MP calls on transport chief to consult on 603 bus future

The future of a vital bus route should be in the hands of local residents says local MP Lynne Featherstone. She has called upon Peter Hendy, the Commissioner for Transport for London (TfL), to widen consultation on the future of the 603 bus route so users of the route can have their say.

The route, which was established following a successful campaign by local residents and the Liberal Democrats, is ‘under review’.TfL has given no commitment whatsoever to engage users and local residents.

Lynne Featherstone has expressed her concern that without any meaningful pledge to engage residents and the route users, the 603 may be under threat.

The 603 route runs from Muswell Hill via Highgate to Swiss Cottage at school run times.

Commenting, Lynne Featherstone MP:

“It took the mother of campaigns to get Transport for London to address the need for this route.Now we have to make sure people are given full opportunity to have their say.

“I have contacted many of the people who were involved in the original 603 campaign and they are completely aghast that TfL would consider any changes without getting them involved.”