Lucky for some as route 13 is saved

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The number 13 bus route in North London was due to be scrapped until Mayor of London Boris Johnson stepped in to rescue the service, Ham & High has reported.

Improved services on the Northern and Jubilee tube lines have reportedly given rise to some spare capacity on bus services along the route which stretches from Golders Green to Aldwych.

Both day and night services were due to be axed by Transport for London (TfL) before the mayor’s intervention. Mr Johnson confirmed the continuation of the number 13 service after speaking to Finchley and Golders Green Conservative parliamentary candidate Mike Freer about oppositions to the plan from the community.

Mr Freer, who served the constituency as MP in the last parliament, said: “I’ve already had a meeting with TfL and told them they were wrong and when Boris came to Golders Green recently I told him he needed to go back to the drawing board.”

He also added: “Being an MP you don’t always get your own way but sometimes you can get a result like this. Under Boris’s mayoralty, the number 13 is going nowhere.”