A MANOR shopkeeper has failed in a bid to move a bus stop that he said was harming his trade.
Ayman Youssef, who has run Reem's Barbers in Victoria Road for six years, is fed up with the bus shelter directly in front of his shop - blocking it from view of passing customers.
He pitched a suggestion to Transport for London (TfL) that they move the bus stop 50 yards up the road to a spot directly outside Ruislip Manor Station which he said would help commuters as well as his business.
"It completely blocks my shop window," Mr Youssef told the Gazette. "TfL will be upgrading some of the bus shelters so why can't they take the chance to do something about it?"
But TfL ruled out the move, as well as a compromise of taking down the shelter and replacing it with a single bus stop sign.
Gary Snewing, regional manager for London buses infrastructure, said: "The bus stop and shelter was installed in 2002 and includes a recessed area for buses to pull into that ensures traffic is not impeded.
"Without this recessed area the street would become unnecessarily congested each time a bus called at the bus stop.
"A local business owner has requested that we move the stop and shelter but after reviewing various alternatives we found that none had sufficient space a similar off road stopping area."