Bus changes

Route 112 extended to North Finchley

Routes Affected: 112

From Saturday 29 August route 112 will be extended from Brent Cross Shopping Centre to North Finchley Bus Station and rerouted between North Ealing Station and Ealing Broadway via Madeley Road.

Route 112 will be extended from the bus station at Brent Cross along the A406 North Circular Road and Finchley High Road to North Finchley Bus Station. The extended route will serve Henlys Corner, Great North Leisure Park, Finchley Memorial Hospital as well as providing access to the various shops in North Finchley town centre.

Route 112 will also be rerouted in both directions via Madeley Road between North Ealing Station and Ealing Broadway and will no longer use Uxbridge Road. This will provide a much faster journey into Ealing Broadway Station.

Route 112 will continue to run every 10 minutes during the daytime on Monday to Saturdays, every 15 minutes during the daytime on Sundays and every 20 minutes during the evening on all days.
 

Vauxhall Bridge closure - Buses diverted

Routes Affected: 2, 36, 87, 88, 185, 360, N2, N87, N136  

From 15 August Vauxhall Bridge will be closed Northbound only with buses diverted via Lambeth Bridge instead. Buses crossing the bridge in the Southbound direction will not be affected.

Routes 2, 36, 185, N2 and N136 will use Albert Embankment, Lambeth Bridge and Millbank instead serving all stops on the revised route. Bus stop X on Vauxhall Bridge will not be served, please use bus stop A at Pimlico Station.

Route 360 will use Albert Embankment, Lambeth Bridge and Millbank instead serving all stops on the revised route. Bus stop X on Vauxhall Bridge will not be served, please use bus stop W on Millbank next to the Riverside Walk Gardens.

Routes 87 and N87 will use Albert Embankment and Lambeth Bridge instead serving all stops on the revised route. Bus stops T, N and ND on Millbank will not be served, please use bus stop NK on Millbank located after the junction with Lambeth Bridge.

Route 88 will use Albert Embankment, Lambeth Bridge and Horseferry Road instead serving all stops on the revised route. Bus stop X on Vauxhall Bridge will not be served, please use the bus stop at Vauxhall Bus Station instead. Bus Stops S and L on John Islip Street and NP on Marsham Street will also not be served, please use bus stop NT located outside the Home Office building on Marsham Street. Bus route C10 will continue to serve these stops and can be used to reach route 88 by alighting at the stop named Millbank on Horseferry Road and then crossing over the road to bus stop NE.

Timetable changes - 15 August 2020

Routes Affected: 55, 242, N242

A new Monday to Friday timetable will be introduced on route 55 from 17 August which speeds up journey times to better reflect traffic conditions along the route. We will also be increasing the frequency of route 55 back to every 5-6 minutes in both the AM and PM peaks and every 6-7 minutes in the off peak. There are no changes to the frequency of route 55 during the evening or on weekends.

Route 242 will have a new timetable from 15 August with revised journey times to better reflect traffic conditions along the route with no change to the frequency of the service. Route N242 will also have a new timetable with buses retimed to run up to 3 minutes earlier to better reflect journey times along the route. Route N242 will continue to run every 30 minutes on all nights of the week between Tottenham Court Road and Homerton Hospital.

Bishopsgate - Stop closure

Routes Affected: 8, 11, 26, 35, 47, 133, 149, 344, 388, N8, N11, N26, N133, N242

Bus stop LN, named Threadneedle Street, on Bishopsgate is closed until further notice due to changes by City of London to aid social distancing. Buses will use stop W, named Wormwood Street, instead which is located opposite the 100 Bishopsgate building.
 

Northwick Park Hospital - Bus stop changes

Routes Affected: 186, H9, H10   

Due to roadworks within the grounds of Northwick Park Hospital route 186 will now start and finish at bus stop HV at the Accident & Emergency department. Bus stop HU opposite the Hospital Social Club will be served towards Brent Cross only.

Routes H9 & H10 will use bus stop HU opposite the Hospital Social Club and no longer serve bus stop HV at the Accident & Emergency department.

 

Bus capacity changes

To further ensure the safety of customers and bus drivers, new limits to the number of customers on board at any one time will be introduced:

Double deck buses with multiple doors will have a capacity of 30 people. Drivers will have the discretion to allow up to 35 passengers, if households are travelling together 

Single deck buses will have a capacity of between 11 and 14 people. Drivers will have the discretion to allow up to 18 passengers if households are travelling together, depending on the size of the bus.