For many years local people have been asking for a bus service that links the Woodlawn Estate and Hanworth Road up to Whitton High Street. We have worked with residents and have attended meetings with Transport for London (TfL) where we have presented petitions asking for the 110 bus route to include the High Street.
We know some residents have not wanted the service extended and TfL have said it would add too many minutes to the service especially now the service has been extended to include West Middlesex Hospital.
Vince Cable recently met with representatives of TfL to discuss Whitton bus services after residents, who attended one of his weekly surgeries, asked for this battle to be taken up again. Although TfL reconfirmed the 110 cannot be extended they did offer some positive news for local residents.
TfL have suggested a bus service that runs Butts Farm, Hanworth Road, Powdermill Lane, Percy Road, Whitton High St, Warren Road, Whitton Rd, A316 to Richmond (with stops in N Twickenham and St Margarets on the A316).
The problem is the cost - it will cost £600,000 to run at a time when bus services are being cut back. However, it will go into a list of projects to be adopted as and when money becomes available including from local planning project money known as section 106.
However, we would like to show the Mayor and TfL the support for the project in order to build the pressure for finally delivering a bus service that local residents deserve.
Please sign the petition below or online and we will present the petition to the Mayor early next year.
I/we call on Transport for London and the Mayor of London to fund a new bus service linking Whitton High Street to the Woodlawn Estate and Hanworth Rd.