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Re: 384 bus route

Post by greatkingrat » 15 Sep 2020, 15:14

Off-peak running time seems to now be about 18 minutes.
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Re: 384 bus route

Post by RJSRdg » 16 Sep 2020, 10:14

Unfortunately, my planned route misses it by three minutes!
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Re: 384 bus route

Post by Going Underground » 16 Sep 2020, 16:51

That sounds a lot more like it 18 mins :D
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Re: 384 bus route

Post by Iain » 16 Sep 2020, 20:37

The 384 route's looking a lot less twisty now
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Re: 384 bus route

Post by trains 500 » 17 Sep 2020, 20:28

a few more mins off the FNC i suppose

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Re: 384 bus route

Post by Steeevooo » 18 Sep 2020, 11:15

trains 500 wrote:
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a few more mins off the FNC i suppose
I'm not sure it's quite as simplistic as that!!

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Re: 384 bus route

Post by al » 18 Sep 2020, 23:13

I thought that, but he didn't say the record, just the event, so for the "average" completer it may well knock a few minutes off their overall time, at least in theory!
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Re: 384 bus route

Post by Steeevooo » 19 Sep 2020, 17:42

al wrote:
18 Sep 2020, 23:13
I thought that, but he didn't say the record, just the event, so for the "average" completer it may well knock a few minutes off their overall time, at least in theory!
That's very true, and might well be the case if travelling in one direction, but travelling the other way might soon see those few minutes disappear (or alternatively provide an even bigger gain!)...!

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Re: 384 bus route

Post by RJSRdg » 19 Sep 2020, 17:56

I'd need to check some other times, but my initial check suggests it doesn't connect well at High Barnet with northbound Northern Line trains which connected out of MHE services.
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Re: 384 bus route

Post by greatkingrat » 21 Sep 2020, 14:45

The 384 is every 20 minutes, and MHE is every 15 minutes, so some will connect better than others.
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Re: 384 bus route

Post by RJSRdg » 20 Oct 2020, 19:36

greatkingrat wrote:
21 Sep 2020, 14:45
The 384 is every 20 minutes, and MHE is every 15 minutes, so some will connect better than others.
I looked into this yesterday. The best connections appear to be with the XX57 from MHE, then the XX12, XX27 and the worst (missing connection by 3 minutes) is the XX42.

That said, I think the gain on my current method of catching a different bus to Sainsbury's and running the rest of the way is marginal, but it would save a tough run!
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Re: 384 bus route

Post by tangy » 20 Oct 2020, 22:39

On a similar note, there are now extra buses between West Ruislip and Ickenham Station Approach with the fairly new 278 route running every 12 minutes.
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