Edgware Rd bus cuts
Thankfully the rerouting of the 205 was saved in the recent prospective cuts to bus routes in Central London, permitting integrated transport links to be maintained between bus, rail and tube all along the Euston & Marylebone Road and in particular maintaining a bus service between Kings Cross, Marylebone and Paddington.
We were less successful on the North South link between Victoria and the Edgware Rd within the City of Westminster as the 16 bus is withdrawn from that service whilst the 332 maintained its service between Paddington and Kilburn but funnily enough now called the 16 bus route! The N16 is lost completely.
This while the 414 bus route from Marble Arch through W9 was withdrawn only last year, which meant we had lost a service along the Edgware Rd at the beginning of the calendar year.
So you can see the Edgware Rd took one of the biggest hits in the review of Central London bus routes though it could have been worse.