We are informed that the re-routing of the 462 bus route along Forest Road to serve such delights as Fairlop tube Station, Forest Farm Shop, Fairlop Waters, Power League and many more, has been delayed again. They cite June but as usual do not specify a year.
See our report (below) from January on the problems, which we have to stress are not down to Redbridge council.
Friday January 8, 2016
I was planning to take a ride on the 462 bus to Fairlop Waters this Saturday (9th January) and to take some photos of the occasion, but alas the proposed re-route along Forest Road has been delayed until at least the end of January (not sure which year).
Redbridge council has done its bit. The bus stop stand markings in the road and the kerb rearrangements are all in place and have been so for some weeks before Christmas. However, there is now a budget stand-off between Transport for London and Epping Forest District Council over who is responsible for providing toilet facilities for the drivers at the new terminus in Limes Farm. You may point out, as have many others, that there are no toilet facilities at the 169 terminus at The Glade or at the 128 terminus at Claybury Broadway, so why the 462 drivers have “needs” that others do not is a mystery.
Perhaps when it finally appears after more than 30 years of campaigning, long before Barkingside 21 even existed, 3 will turn up at once?