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The W3 route has not been downgraded.
The route has had to move from wood green garage to northumberland park to make way for the new double decker 29 buses when that is converted from bendi bus later this month. The old buses are supposed to be temporary while we wait for brand spanking new buses to arrive in january at the latest. The same model buses the 91 now uses.
They can not come soon enough as the old buses are awful to drive, extremely loud, and very awkward on the tight roads of the W3. Lots of drivers have been refusing to take certain buses out as the state of the interior is just not up to scratch and could land us in trouble if we were to be inspected on the road by VOSA. This will explain some of the delays you've been experiencing. But the main reason is some of these old buses are just too slow, especially getting up alexandra palace.
As for this morning (1-11-2011) there was a serious accident at the bottom of muswell hill causing severe delays getting over the palace.
Any further questions regarding the W3 i'd be happy to answer.
Thanks very much. A very interesting reply, it's good to know as I've had an attack of the phantom bus's too and have trouble getting my 3 wheeler pram with two toddlers on as well!
Very excited about the new bus's I saw them at the Transport Museum and was really impressed.
According to the Ham and High the W3 will get two more buses per rush hour from January 30th. Two more buses per hour doesn't seem much but af full this would carry 120+ more passengers. Would that clear the quesues? Has this w3 petition for more buses to Finsbury Park done the trick?