Sunday, 7 August 2011

Bus service proposal: routes 206, 224 & PR2

The London Bus Network is kept under regular review. As part of this, TFL develop proposals for changes to services.

Why TFL is consulting

TFL is  working closely with Brent and Ealing Councils to improve bus routes around the Wembley and Park Royal areas.
The proposed changes would mean that the bus network in and around Wembley and Park Royal would be able to provide more capacity and also offer more frequent and simple services alongside new links.

TFL is  proposing;
  • Route 206 will be withdrawn from between Brent Park and St Raphael’s Estate and re-routed  to Wembley Park, The Paddocks
  • Route 224 will be rerouted at Harlesden Station running along Brentfield Road to terminate in St Raphael’s Estate.
  • Route PR2 is withdrawn

Please click here to view a detailed map of the proposals

The possible effects of the changes

Currently route PR2 operates Monday to Saturdays only with a bus every 30 minutes. The changes mean that there would be a daily service along all the roads currently served by route PR2. The frequency of buses would also increase at most times as routes 206 and 224  run every 15 minutes during the day Monday to Saturdays
Sunday service frequency

Routes 206 and 224 both operate on a Sunday. Route 206 operates every 20 minutes and route 224 every 30 minutes.

Earlier / Later buses

Routes 206 and 224 have earlier and later buses operating along the routes. Route 206 will run between about 0520 and midnight Monday to Saturday, and 0650 and midnight on Sundays. Route 224 will run between about 0500 and 0030 Monday to Saturday and about 0645 to 0010 on Sundays.  This will provide more travelling options for bus users who require the services at these times. The current times of route PR2 are between about 0600 and 2320 Monday to Saturday.

New Journey Options

New journey options are created to/from the Wembley Stadium and the relocated Brent civic centre, St Raphael’s and Brentfield Road.

Direct journeys no longer available

No replacement for route PR2 is proposed along Hillside or at Stonebridge Park however this area is served by high frequency route 18. Additionally, many users will be close to bus stops served by routes 206 and 224.
Routes 228 and 487 will continue to link the Central Middlesex Hospital area and Willesden Junction station, with nine buses every hour. (Eight buses per hour evenings and Sundays). Harlesden Station also provides interchange with rail services.

The new routeings

Route 206 operating between Kilburn Park and Wembley Park, The Paddocks

At Brent Park the route would run via the Tesco store in both directions and then on the roads currently used by route PR2 .

Please click here to view a detailed map of the proposals

Route 224 operating between Wembley Stadium Station and St Raphael’s Estate

From Brentfield Road towards St Raphael’s route 224 would run along Besant Way and then Pitfield Way to terminate. In the other direction it would run via the Tesco store Route 232 will continue to provide the link from Brent Park to St Raphael’s.

Please click here to view a detailed map of the proposals


The consultation

We are seeking the views of the local community, bus users, local council and local elected members. The consultation will run until 19 August 2011.
Depending on the views expressed during this exercise we are proposing to introduce the changes in October 2011.
Please have your say by completing the online form below. Please provide your contact details so we can let you know the outcome of the consultation and inform you of any updates to the scheme.

Give  Your Views

Related information


Related documents

courtesy of TFL

 Probable Result


  1. This was my response to the consultation

    "First of all I object to the way this consultation is being advertised as the press release does not mention the changes that are also being
    made to the 223.I object to changing the 223 route to go down Empire Way instead of Wembley Park Drive as this will lengthen journey times from Preston Road
    to Wembley Central and take the bus down a very congested road already served by many other buses.Secondly I STRONGLY object to overall changes and
    removal of the PR2 because you are removing the only direct bus link from Wembley Park to Central Middlesex Hospital. Most residents of the Wembley Park
    area tend to be referred to Central Middx rather than Northwick Park by their GPs and by removing a direct bus route you are increasing costs, travel time and
    hassle for people during a recession. Please re-consider this change."

  2. But can't you CHOOSE which hospital to be referred to?