The route is officially the most complained about in London, with TfL receiving over fifty complaints from passengers in a four week period last autumn. Liberal Democrats held their own survey session at Finsbury Park bus station to find out why the bus route attracts so much criticism.
Caroline Pidgeon was joined by Haringey London Assembly candidate Dawn Barnes, Liberal Democrat leader on Haringey Council, Richard Wilson, and a number of other Lib Dem members. The survey asked whether there were enough buses at rush hour, whether there were enough buses at the weekends and if there were problems with the countdown displays.
Dawn Barnes, Liberal Democrat candidate for Enfield and Haringey in the London Assembly elections, commented.
“I know from first hand experience some of the problems commuters face with the W3 on a daily basis. The bus goes right through the heart of Haringey so it’s really important that the views of passengers are listened to. TfL must sort the service out.”
Results of the survey will be published in May.
The W3 route starts at Finsbury Park and loops through Haringey to Northumberland Park.