|Concerns Over Removal of Acton Green Terminus|
Alternatives sought for 94 bus but 'no policy to disrupt the service' say Ealing Council
A number of residents have voiced their concerns over Ealing Council plans to move the 94 Bus Terminus from its current position opposite Acton Green Common.
Lib Dem Councillor Gary Malcolm said, “By removing the terminus there is a severe risk that Transport for London will shorten the 94 bus route so that it doesn’t stop at Acton Green.”
Along with his fellow Lib Dem Concillors Harvey Rose and Andrew Steed, Cllr Malcolm has launched a petition against the removal.
However, Ealing Council Leader Jason Stacey told ChiswickW4.com, “The Council has no policy to disrupt the 94 bus service but it is seeking to find an alternative terminus to the current one at Acton Green or at the very least put in place measures to significantly improve the situation there.
“The growth of the 94 bus service in recent years has significantly changed the number of buses seeking to use this small turnaround area and it is causing distress to residents in the immediate vicinity.
“Finding an alternative terminus is not as easy as it sounds as clearly you want to put in place something different without affecting the integrity of the route which is popular with residents. We have asked officers to report back to Cabinet in six months time on the matter and I am pleased to say that TfL are now being much more pro-active in their discussions with the council.”
He added, “There is a Southfield Ward Forum next week and I have asked affected residents to go along and explain the issues that they are facing.”
The plans in question were discussed at Ealing Council’s Cabinet meeting on 26th January (minutes can be found here).
February 10, 2010