Bus changes

Additional school buses

With further easing of Government lockdown restrictions coming into effect on Monday 17 May, we will be removing the designated 'school services' from the bus network and increasing the capacity of all our buses in line with current government guidance.

We will continue to run additional buses providing additional capacity at school start and end times. These additional journeys will continue to be reviewed to ensure our approach is working and meeting demand as best as possible. Keep checking back to this page for the latest information on our services.

Routes with extra buses being provided are:

20, 33, 50, 57, 60, 61, 89, 97, 108, 116, 117, 119, 122, 123, 130, 142, 152, 162, 166, 167, 170, 181, 186, 187, 193, 201, 203, 206, 215, 216, 223, 226, 228, 232, 233, 234, 251, 255, 256, 265, 269, 272, 273, 275, 280, 282, 289, 290, 293, 294, 300, 309, 313, 314, 317, 324, 325, 331, 336, 339, 352, 353, 354, 355, 356, 358, 359, 360, 362, 367, 370, 372, 376, 377, 380, 382, 383, 393, 394, 395, 397, 398, 401, 406, 407, 412, 413, 418, 434, 444, 455, 462, 463, 365, 470, 474, 481, 484, 487, 491, 492, 493, 496, 498, 499, B11, B12, B13, B14, B15, B16, E5, E7, E10, E11, G1, H17, H18, H20, H22, H25, H28, K1, K3, K4, K5, P5, P12, P13, R2, R3, R4, R6, R68, S3, S4, U3, W5, W8, W9, W16, X26, 601, 602, 606, 608, 612, 613, 616, 617, 624, 626, 627, 628, 629, 631, 632, 635, 638, 639, 640, 642, 643, 651, 652, 653, 655, 656, 657, 661, 662, 663, 664, 667, 669, 671, 674, 675, 677, 678, 679, 681, 683, 684, 686, 687, 688, 689, 690, 692, 696, 697 and 698.

Special schedules are also in operation on the following routes with no change to frequency but with improved journey times to reflect current traffic levels:

2, 3, 9, 11, 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 26, 27, 28, 33, 35, 40, 41, 49, 55, 59, 68, 128, 133, 141, 149, 159, 207, 265, 319, 343, 344, 345, 368, 381, 388, 414, 425, 427, 433, C10, D6, E7, N2, N3, N19, N73, N133, N207, R68, U5, W3 and W19

Timetable changes - 5 June 2021

Routes Affected: 639, 649, 670, 690, N26, N137 and W11

Routes 639 & 670 will be operated by RATP London from this date. No change to departure times or structure of either route.

Route 649 will have a new timetable on schooldays with the PM departures from Campion School retimed to depart at 1445.

Route 690 will have a new timetable on schooldays with the PM departures from Burntwood School retimed to depart at 1436 and 1456.

Route N26 will have a new timetable from this date. Buses will now run every 30 minutes on Friday and Saturday nights. There is no change to the service on any other night of the week.

Route N137 will have a new timetable from this date. Buses will now run every 30 minutes on Friday and Saturday nights. There is no change to the service on any other night of the week.

Route W11 will have a new timetable on all days of the week with journey times revised to better reflect current traffic levels.

Heathrow free travel zone to end - 12 June 2021

Routes Affected: 105, 111, 278, 285, 350, 423, 482, 490, N9, N140 and U3

From Saturday 12 June TfL bus services will no longer be part of the Heathrow free travel zone. This is due to Heathrow suspending the scheme. From this date you will be required to pay for your bus journey using a contactless payment card, valid oyster card, one day travelcard or one day bus & tram pass.

More information on using buses around Heathrow can be found by visiting https://www.heathrow.com/transport-and-directions/by-coach-or-bus/local-buses

 

Hammersmith Bridge closure

Routes Affected: 33, 72, 209, 378, 419, 485, 533, N33 and N72  

Hammersmith Bridge is currently closed to all users, including people walking and cycling, for safety reasons.

Routes 33, 209 and 485 are starting and finishing at the junction of Castelnau and Lonsdale Road to the south of Hammersmith Bridge. Route 72 continues to terminate on the north side of Hammersmith Bridge.

Circular route 533 has been introduced running from Hammersmith Lower Bus Station via Great West Road, Chiswick Bridge, Mortlake High Street, Barnes Bridge Station, Lonsdale Road to Castlenau then returning to Hammersmith via Barnes High Street, Barnes Bridge Station, Mortlake High Street, Chiswick Bridge and Great West Road. Route 533 runs every 10 minutes in the AM and PM peak on Monday to Fridays and every 12 minutes during the daytime on all days of the week. The evening frequency on all days of the week will remain at a bus every 15 minutes. First buses depart Hammersmith at 0448 and Castelnau at 0510. Last buses depart Hammersmith at 0050 and Castelnau at 0110.

More buses have also been added to route 378 which runs between Mortlake, Barnes High Street and Putney Bridge Station every 7-8 minutes on Monday to Saturdays and every 10 minutes during the evening and all day on Sundays.

Route 419 is diverting at the southern end of Hammersmith Bridge to run to and from Roehampton, Bessborough Road replacing route 72 over this section. Route 419 runs every 12 minutes on Monday to Saturdays and every 20 minutes during the evening and all day on Sundays.

Route N33 is diverting between Barnes, Red Lion and Hammersmith Bus Station via Lower Richmond Road, Putney Bridge and Fulham Palace Road. Route N72 is diverting between Barnes Station and Hammersmith Bus Station via Lower Richmond Road, Putney Bridge and Fulham Palace Road.

Long Term Diversions

Routes Affected: 8, 11, 12, 25, 26, 37, 60, 63, 65, 71, 78, 85, 109, 119, 133, 166, 189, 197, 226, 245, 260, 281, 312, 319, 343, 363, 405, 406, 407, 412, 418, 433, 455, 460, 465, 466, 468, 671, G1, K4, P12, P13, N8, N11, N25, N26, N63, N65, N68, N109, N133, N242, N250, N343 and N551.

Threadneedle Street is closed until further notice eastbound only with routes 8, 11, 26, N8, N11, N26 and N242 diverted between Bank and Liverpool Street via Lombard Street, King William Street, Gracechurch Street and Bishopsgate until further notice. Routes 133 and N133 is diverted in both directions between Monument and Liverpool Street via Gracechurch Street, Bishopsgate and Wormwood Street. Route N551 towards Trafalgar Square is diverted from Camomile Street via Bishopsgate and Threadneedle Street to Bank and towards Gallions Reach buses are diverted from Bank via Princes Street, Moorgate, South Place, Eldon Street and Blomfield Street to London Wall.

Rye Lane in Peckham is closed in both directions until further notice with routes 12, 37, 63, 78, 197, 343, 363, P12, N63 and N343 diverted via Copeland Road, Consort Road and Clayton Road until further notice. Route P13 is diverted via Lyndhurst Way, Peckham Road and Peckham High Street.

Park Street in Croydon is closed eastbound until further notice with routes 60, 109, 433, 455, 468, N68, N109 and N250 towards West or East Croydon diverted via Katharine Street and Park Lane. Buses will not serve stop KE on Park Street and will use stop KC on Park Lane instead.

Katharine Street in Croydon is part closed westbound until further notice with routes 60, 119, 166, 312, 405, 407, 412, 455, 466, 468 and N68 diverted via Fell Road, Park Lane Roundabout and Edridge Road.

Eden Street in Kingston is closed southbound until further notice with routes 65, 71, 85, 281, 406, 418, 465, 671, K4 and N65 diverted via Wheatfield Way and Ashdown Road.

Northcote Road is closed in both directions on Saturdays and Sundays until end of October 2021. Route 319 is diverted in both directions via Bolingbroke Grove and Battersea Rise. Route G1 is diverted in both directions to and from Broomwood Road via Bolingbroke Grove and Battersea Rise.

Cricklewood Lane is currently closed westbound for junction improvements works at Cricklewood Broadway until end of October 2021. Route 189 is diverted towards Marble Arch only between the bus stops at Brent Cross Bus Station and Sheldon Road on Chichele Road with buses diverting via Tilling Road, Staples Corner and Edgware Road to Cricklewood Broadway. Route 226 is diverted towards Ealing Broadway only between the bus stops at Cleveland Gardens on Pennine Drive and Sheldon Road on Chichele Road with buses diverting via Claremont Road, Tilling Road, Staples Corner, Edgware Road and Cricklewood Broadway to Chichele Road. Route 245 is diverted towards Alperton only between the bus stops at Claremont Road on Cricklewood Lane and Conway Road on Dollis Hill Lane with buses diverting via Claremont Road, Tilling Road, Staples Corner and Edgware Road to Dollis Hill Lane. Routes 260 & 460 are diverted towards Willesden only between the bus stops at Claremont Road on Cricklewood Lane and Sheldon Road on Chichele Road with buses diverting via Claremont Road, Tilling Road, Staples Corner and Edgware Road and Cricklewood Broadway to Chichele Road.

Change buses for free with the Hopper fare

Make unlimited pay as you go bus and tram journeys within one hour of first touching in for £1.55.