Route 242: Cattlegate Road, Cuffley - until 5 March

Temporary traffic lights at Cattlegate Road/Northaw Road West junction are causing delays to buses on route 242 especially at peak times.

Route 84: Barnet/Hadley Highstone - On-going

The closure of Hadley Green Road, due to sewer works, is leading to exceptionally high volumes of traffic through Barnet during rush hours. This is causing extensive peak hour delays affecting buses on route 84. Our staff are doing their best to minimise the impact of these delays and we are providing extra resources at these times, subject to availability.

The work was originally expected to be completed in November but was extended to December due to unexpected issues and now appears to have been extended further, potentially through February.

In order to maintain as close to our scheduled timings as possible, it may be necessary to divert some buses away from the affected area, especially at peak times. The diversionary route will be via St Albans Road and Dancers Hill Road. Buses from Barnet towards Potters Bar, when on diversion, will serve Bus Stop B, not Stop A, in Barnet High Street and will not serve the stops in Barnet Road between St Albans Road and the Duke of York. 

We apologise to passengers who may be affected, please allow extra time for your journey during the rush hour.


We will do our best to minimise inconvenience to our customers arising from the above events and apologise for any inconvenience experienced. Please check Twitter @MetrolineH for updates.

Motorway Incidents

Our Country routes run in close proximity to the M1, M25 and A1(M) motorways. Incidents (collisons and the like) occur from time to time on these motorways causing traffic to slow down or stop. When this occurs, much of the traffic diverts onto local roads which have much less capacity than the motorway, slowing these roads to a crawl. Such events can have a severe impact on our routes, as the resulting delays can often be 30 minutes or more, for which it is not possible for us to provide in our normal schedule.

Our staff do their best to deal with these situations and try to return the service to the timetable as quickly as possible but there is little that can be done while traffic is not moving. We will let our customers know by Twitter whenever possible when such instances occur and what effect they are having and we can only ask for your patience in circumstances which are beyond our control.

We are not currently aware of any other planned roadworks or closures affecting our Country routes. Please check our Twitter feed @MetrolineH for updates on unexpected events or incidents. You can also check roadworks throughout Hertfordshire by clicking here.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused as a result of the impact on our services.

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