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Offline J621BVG

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Route 179
« on: November 28, 2009, 08:55:52 AM »
When I stay in London, one of my local routes (in Chingford) is the 179. It is quite busy and a good bus route. What I want to know is why it is being cut between Barking and Ilford to run Chingford-Ilford? Reliabillity?
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Re: Route 179
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2009, 10:45:22 AM »
I live quite close to this route. I believe they are cutting it back for reliability reasons, the section between Barking and Ilford can get gridlocked very often.

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Re: Route 179
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2009, 09:55:36 PM »
As far as I know, the 369 is also being withdrawn between the same points, and replaced by the TG1 (Thames Gateway project). This may well explain why the 179 is being cut back too.

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Re: Route 179
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2009, 10:00:53 AM »
Yes the 369 is being withdrawn for the TG1, which will be operated by Blue Triangle. This is probably another reason the 179 is being withdrawn between Ilford and Barking