Travelling to the new Hornsey Hospital may soon become easier for disabled and elderly residents, after Transport for London last week agreed that they would consider changes to a ‘problem’ bus stop.
It follows a campaign by local Liberal Democrats to move the first stop on the W7 and 144 routes from Muswell Hill, due to the current stop being on a very steep slope and hard for disabled and elderly residents to reach.
The success is part of a wider Liberal Democrat campaign to improve the transport links to the Hornsey Hospital.
Local Liberal Democrats are now encouraging residents to contact Lynne Featherstone MP about the proposal, before she responds to a TFL consultation on the issue. Residents can either email Ms Featherstone on firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office on 020 8340 5459, before October 13th 2009.
Cllr Martin Newton, Liberal Democrat Transport Spokesperson, comments:
“I am very glad that Transport for London has now decided to look into providing a first stop for the W7 and 144 on Muswell Hill roundabout. Local residents with buggies and disabled and elderly people find it hard to access the bus stop on the steep hill.”
Lynne Featherstone MP adds:
“This is a great success for our campaign to get more buses and transport for residents to Hornsey Hospital. I’m delighted that Transport for London are looking into moving the bus stop, and I hope many local residents will take the time to contact me in support of the move.”
I fully support the campaign to get that is not made more accessible. It should have been done years ago.
London Age Concern/Help the Aged have a conference coming up on Dario’s to transport for older people on 16th October and Peter Hendy will be speaking. I will be there!
Nice to see you again last Thursday