Two bus routes that serve Brent are voted the worst for night time travelling in London

Passengers fighting and shouting are claimed to put people off travelling on night buses

Passengers fighting and shouting are claimed to put people off travelling on night buses - Credit: Archant

Two bus routes that serve parts of Brent have been revealed as the worst to travel on late at night.

People who use the 228 and 452 bus have voted them the ‘most notorious’ in London for passenger experience after dark.

The 228 from Park Royal to Maida Hill via Harlesden, which was voted the 6th worst, and the 425 from Kensal Rise to Wandsworth via Kilburn, the tenth, are not night buses but both operate until just after midnight.

The survey was carried out by minicab comparison and booking app Kabee who claim they see in an increase in demands after the Tube closes.

They asked 500 passengers their views on 25 routes most complained about on social media.

Previous research showed that people were put off using late night buses by drunken passengers, fighting, shouting and users eating smelly food.

The 262 from Stratford to Beckford was deemed the worst in the city.

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Justin Peters, Kabbee CEO and founder, said: “London’s public transport system is one of the best in the world, however when it comes night buses, there’s an obvious need for further improvement.

“Getting home after a late shift at work or a night out can be a real challenge in London, so it’s important that as many options as possible are made available.”

Kabbee has produced a short film with actors carrying out a series of ‘night bus antics’ which are off putting to passengers.

Mike Weston, TfL’s director of buses, said: “London has the most extensive night bus service in the world which supports the life and culture of this vibrant 24-hour city.”Night bus services carry more than 42 million passengers every year and demand for services has tripled since 1999 – which is testament to their popularity.”

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