SAFETY campaigners have vowed to continue to fight against the confirmed introduction of a new bus service between Stanmore and Brent Cross this autumn.
The 324, to be operated by London Sovereign, will begin in October, running every 20 minutes during the day and each 30 minutes during the evening, seven days a week.
Transport for London (TfL) subsidiary London Buses said that for the first time Old Church Lane, Abercorn Road, St Andrews Drive and Culver Grove in Stanmore will get a daily bus route that links Stanmore Station, in London Road, Stanmore, and Tesco at Brent Cross.
Following a public consultation in which 80 per cent of respondents supported the proposals, London Buses said it had made concessionary changes in swapping the double-decker bus and permanent stops for a single-decker vehicle that operates on a hail-and-ride basis.
But Stop The Buses co-founder Michelle Stern, 31, said: "The situation is we're very unhappy with this result and we're in the process of planning our next move.
"The majority of people in Abercorn Road, Old Church Lane and St Andrews Drive are against this and that's borne out by the consultation.
"We're not against the whole route - only the parts that go along these roads, which we think are unsuitable.
"I don't think there's any way on these roads, particularly Old Church Lane, it's safe to have bus stops because they are so narrow.
"Only the people living in these roads truly know the traffic conditions. Crossing Old Church Lane is dangerous at the best of times."
Ms Stern added: "I don't quite understand about the double-decker buses concession because in the consultation they said they would be using single-decker anyway."
Confirming the arrival of the 324 route, TfL said: "The opinions of local residents and bus passengers are very important to us, and following a public consultation in May 2009 we made some changes to our initial proposals.
"These include using smaller single-deck buses and moving the southern terminus closer to the Tesco store at Brent Cross."