New bus service to cover majority of 84 route

2 months ago Thu 24th Mar 2022

Hertfordshire County Council and Sullivan Buses are stepping in to provide a new bus service to cover the majority of the existing 84 service, which is being withdrawn by Metroline at the beginning of April.

Since Metroline confirmed their decision to cease operating the 84 route between Barnet and St Albans, Hertfordshire County Council has worked hard with other operators, through the Intalink Enhanced Partnership, to find the best solution for an alternative service to maintain this important public transport link.

Sullivan Buses will be operating a new 84 service, covering the Potters Bar to St Albans section of the route. This will be run with financial support from Hertfordshire County Council. The new service will begin on Saturday 2nd April 2022.

The service will operate up to every 30 minutes between St Albans and Potters Bar on Mondays to Saturdays, and hourly on Sundays and Public Holidays. The full timetable can be found here.

The route 84 will now terminate in Potters Bar. TfL have advised that passengers can use TfL bus  services 298 and 307 for onward travel to New Barnet or a direct train service between Potters Bar and New Barnet stations operated by Great Northern. Please see below for further details

Sullivan Buses will be accepting expiring weekly tickets and monthly tickets issued by Metroline.

TfL travel options between Potters Bar and New Barnet:

  • Passengers can travel between Potters Bar and Barnet Hospital, Barnet town centre and New Barnet Station by changing between two TfL routes, the 298 and 307 at Cat Hill roundabout in Cockfosters. It’s a short walk (about 1 to 2 minutes) between bus stops near to Cat Hill roundabout, and all stops there have seats and a shelter.
    • Route 298 runs between Potters Bar Station and Arnos Grove Station via Cat Hill, Cockfosters. It runs every 20 minutes during the day Monday to Saturdays, and every 30 minutes Sundays and late evenings on all days.
    • Route 307 runs between Barnet Hospital and Brimsdown station via Barnet town centre, New Barnet station and Cat Hill, Cockfosters. It runs every 10 minutes Monday to Saturday daytimes, and every 20 minutes Sundays and late evenings all days.
    • There is a direct train service between Potters Bar and New Barnet stations operated by Great Northern. National Rail Enquiries -

Fare and concessions

  • TfL standard bus fares are available on both routes (£1.65 single for adults, capped at £4.95 per day) including the Hopper fare, which means passengers can change buses within 60 minutes of first touching in without paying an additional fare.
  • As well as the London Freedom pass, the English National Concessionary Pass can be used on London buses from 09:00 Monday to Friday, and anytime on weekends and bank holidays.
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