Award for bus bosses for the worst service!

A NORTH west London borough has some of the worst bus services in London, it has been revealed. The news came as the borough was labelled the Bermuda triangle of the city after the three tube lines servicing the borough all closed at the same time ove

A NORTH west London borough has some of the worst bus services in London, it has been revealed.

The news came as the borough was labelled the 'Bermuda triangle' of the city after the three tube lines servicing the borough all closed at the same time over the weekend.

According to a London Mayoral answer given to Lib Dem Greater London Assembly member, Caroline Pidgeon, the 79, 114, 226 and 228 services, all of which run through Brent, were revealed to be among the ten worst performing routes in London.

Jay Venn, of the Kensal Triangle Residents' Association, said: "We've become a real Bermuda triangle in terms of transport for the last few months. I can't imagine what it's doing to the businesses in the area."


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Brent South Labour MP, Dawn Butler said: "You would have thought they would have learnt the lessons by now about the need to properly plan the closure of stations for upgrades.

"I am sure that (London mayor, Boris Johnson) would never treat his friends in Kensington and Chelsea this way! My constituents in Brent deserve better."

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And Brent East Lib Dem MP, Sarah Teather called for passengers' money to be refunded and said: "Local people are sick to the back teeth of finding themselves stranded at the weekend.

"Mr Johnson is having a joke at Londoners' expense. What was the point of caving in to our campaign to have the Metropolitan line stop at Willesden Green, if they then go and close that line as well?"

Mr Johnson's transport advisor, Kulveer Ranger said: "In this instance the failure of Tubelines to complete the Jubilee Line upgrade combined with Network Rail's decision to close the Bakerloo line resulted in this infuriating situation.

"I have spoken to London Underground again to insist that weekend closures are handled with as much forward planning as possible in order to avoid closures clashing."

ben.greening@archant.co.uk

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