Summary of permanent bus changes

This summary lists confirmed permanent bus changes up to two weeks before and up to eight weeks after the planned publication date. It also lists some information on changes within that range where the final details and/or date are not yet confirmed, although it may not be possible to list all such changes.

The information is correct to the date shown within the summary, but is subject to change for operational reasons.

We are currently reviewing the frequency and format of this report. We intend to publish the next report in July 2019. Previous editions of this summary are available on request to permbuschanges@tfl.gov.uk.

Central London bus changes: Routes 3, 4, 9/N9, 14, 35,  40, 45, 46, 53, 59, 67, 76, 100, 134, 149, 171, 172, 205/N205, 242, 341, 343, 388, 468, 476 and RV1

There are a number of changes happening to the following routes in central London on 15 June 2019 - 3, 4, 9/N9, 14, 35,  40, 45, 46, 53, 59, 67, 76, 100, 134, 149, 171, 172, 205/N205, 242, 341, 343, 388, 468, 476 and RV1.

Listed below are details of the changes taking place in each area.

Waterloo

Route 4 will terminate at Blackfriars instead of Waterloo. Routes 26 and 76 can be used to reach stops towards Waterloo.

Route 76 is re-routed via St. Paul's. Routes 21 and 141 can be used to reach Bank from Hoxton and Moorgate, use route 26 to reach Bank from Waterloo.

Route 172 will terminate at Aldwych instead of Clerkenwell Green. Change to route 341 anywhere between Waterloo and Aldwych to continue your journey.

Route 341 will terminate at Waterloo instead of County Hall. Change to route 76 at Aldwych for County Hall.

Route 341 is re-routed via Farringdon Station. For Holborn Circus change at Farringdon Street, Snow Hill for route 17. Route 521 also provides an alternative link from Waterloo to Chancery Lane and Holborn Circus. For Theobald's Road change at Rosebery Avenue for routes 19/N19 and 38/N38.

Route 343 will be extended via Tower Bridge to terminate at Aldgate.

Route RV1 will no longer run. Route 381 provides an alternative service between Waterloo and City Hall. Route 343 can be used from London Bridge/Tooley Street to Tower Gateway.

Tottenham Court Road/Holborn

Route 14 is re-routed to Russell Square. Routes 24 and 29/N29 can be used to reach Warren Street.

Route 134 will terminate at Warren Street instead of Tottenham Court Road. Routes 24 and 29/N29 can be used to reach Tottenham Court Road.

Route 171 will terminate at Elephant & Castle instead of Holborn. Change to routes 1, 68, 168 or 188
to reach Holborn.

Route 172 will terminate at Aldwych instead of Clerkenwell Green. Change to route 341 anywhere
between Waterloo and Aldwych to continue your journey.

Route 341 will terminate at Waterloo instead of County Hall. Change to route 76 at Aldwych for County Hall.

Route 341 is re-routed via Farringdon Station. For Holborn Circus change at Farringdon Street, Snow Hill for route 17. Route 521 also provides an alternative link from Waterloo to Chancery Lane and Holborn Circus. For Theobald's Road change at Rosebery Avenue for routes 19/N19 and 38/N38.

Route 343 will be extended via Tower Bridge to terminate at Aldgate.

Route RV1 will no longer run. Route 381 provides an alternative service between Waterloo and City Hall. Route 343 can be used from London Bridge/Tooley Street to Tower Gateway.

Victoria/Piccadilly/Oxford Circus

Route 3 will terminate at Whitehall, Horse Guards Parade instead of Trafalgar Square. Change at Whitehall to continue your journey.

Routes 9/N9 are re-routed via Piccadilly Circus.
Route 14 is re-routed to Russell Square, routes 24 and 29 can be used to reach Warren Street.

Route 53 will terminate at County Hall, route 453 can be used to reach Whitehall during the day. Route N53 will continue to serve stops as far as Whitehall, Horse Guards Parade at night.

Euston/Kings Cross

Route 40 is re-routed to terminate at Clekenwell Green and will no longer
serve Aldgate.

Route 45 will terminate at Elephant and Castle instead of King's Cross. Routes 40 and 63 can be used to reach stops towards Farringdon and route 63 for King's Cross St. Pancras. Routes 17 or 46 will continue to serve Grays Inn Road.

Route 59 will terminate at Euston instead of King's Cross. Routes 73, 205 or 91 can be used to reach stops towards King's Cross.

Route 134 will terminate at Warren Street instead of Tottenham Court Road. Routes 24, 29/N29 and 73/N73 can be used to reach Tottenham Court Road.

Routes 205/N205 are re-routed and will no longer serve Marylebone. Route 453 can be used to reach
Marylebone Station.

Route 476 will terminate at King's Cross instead of Euston. Routes 30, 73, 91 or 205 can be used to reach stops towards Euston.

St Pauls/City of London

Route 4 will terminate at Blackfriars instead of Waterloo. Route 76 can be used to reach stops towards Waterloo. Route 341 can be used from Islington to Fleet Street, Aldwych and Waterloo.

Route 40 is re-routed to Clerkenwell Green and will no longer serve Aldgate. Route 35 can be used for stops between Elephant & Castle and Monument and route 343 for Aldgate.

Route 45 will terminate at Elephant and Castle instead of King's Cross. Routes 40 and 63 can be used to reach stops towards Farringdon and route 63 for King's Cross St. Pancras. Route 17 will continue to serve Grays Inn Road.

Route 76 is re-routed via St.Paul's. A number of other bus routes can be used between Moorgate and Bank.

Route 100 is extended to St. Paul's Station.

Route 242 is re-routed to Aldgate instead of St.Paul's. New route N242 will run via St. Paul's and extend to terminate at Tottenham Court Road.

Route 341 will terminate at Waterloo (Waterloo Road) instead of County Hall. Change to route 76 on Waterloo Bridge for County Hall.

Route 341 is re-routed via Farringdon Station. For Holborn Circus change at Farringdon Street for route 17. For Theobald's Road change at Rosebery Avenue for routes 19/N19 and 38/N38.

Route 343 will be extended via Tower Bridge to terminate at Aldgate.

Route 388 will terminate at Liverpool Street instead of Elephant & Castle. Change at Liverpool Street for route 8 via St. Paul's or use route 100 from Bishopsgate via LondonWall and St. Paul's.

London Bridge

Route 35 will have extra buses running in the AM and PM peak on Monday to Fridays.

Route 40 is re-routed to Clerkenwell Green and will no longer serve Aldgate. Route 35 can be used for stops between Elephant & Castle and Monument and route 343 for Aldgate.

Route 149 will have extra buses running in the AM and PM peak on Monday to Fridays.

Route 242 is re-routed to Aldgate instead of St. Paul's. New route N242 will run via St. Paul's and extend to terminate at Tottenham Court Road.

Route 343 will be extended via Tower Bridge to terminate at Aldgate.

Route 388 will terminate at Liverpool Street instead of Elephant & Castle. Buses will now run every 12 minutes at all times. Change at Liverpool Street for route 8 via St. Paul's or use route 100 from Bishopsgate via London Wall and St. Paul's.

Route RV1 will no longer run. Route 381 provides an alternative service between Waterloo and City Hall. Route 343 can be used from London Bridge/Tooley Street to Tower Gateway.

East/North East

Route 35 will have extra buses running in the AM and PM peak on Monday to Fridays.

Route 40 is re-routed to Clerkenwell Green and will no longer serve Aldgate. Route 35 can be used for stops between Elephant & Castle and Monument. 

Route 67 will terminate at Dalston Junction instead of Aldgate. Route 242 can be used to reach stops towards Aldgate.

Route 100 is extended to St. Paul's Station.

Route 149 will have extra buses running in the AM and PM peak on Monday to Fridays.

Route 242 is re-routed to Aldgate instead of St.Paul's. At night new route N242 will run via St. Paul's and extend to terminate at Tottenham Court Road.

Route 388 will terminate at Liverpool Street instead of Elephant & Castle. Buses will now run every 12 minutes at all times. Change at Liverpool Street for route 8 via St. Paul's or use route 100 from Bishopsgate via London Wall and St. Paul's.

South/South East

Route 3 will terminate at Whitehall, Horse Guards Parade instead of Trafalgar Square. Route 453 can be used to reach Whitehall during the day.

Route 4 is re-routed to terminate at Blackfriars and will no longer serve Waterloo. Route 76 can be used for stops between St. Paul's and Waterloo. 

Route 35 will have extra buses running in the AM and PM peak on Monday to Fridays.

Route 40 is re-routed to Clerkenwell Green and will no longer serve Aldgate. Route 35 can be used for stops between Elephant & Castle and Monument and route 343 for Aldgate.

Route 45 will terminate at Elephant and Castle instead of King's Cross. Routes 40 and 63 can be used to reach stops towards Farringdon and route 63 for King's Cross St. Pancras. Route 17 will continue to serve Grays Inn Road.

Route 53 will terminate at County Hall, route 453 can be used to reach Whitehall during the day. Route N53 will continue to serve stops as far as Whitehall, Horse Guards Parade at night.

Route 76 is re-routed via St.Paul's. A number of other bus routes can be used between Moorgate and Bank.

Route 100 is extended to St. Paul's Station.

Route 171 will terminate at Elephant & Castle instead of Holborn. Change to routes 68, 168 or 188 to reach Holborn.

Route 172 will terminate at Aldwych instead of Clerkenwell Green. Change to route 341 anywhere between Waterloo and Aldwych to continue your journey.

Route 341 will terminate at Waterloo (Waterloo Road) instead of County Hall.

Route 343 will be extended via Tower Bridge to terminate at Aldgate.

Route 388 will terminate at Liverpool Street instead of Elephant & Castle. Change to route 8 for St. Paul's. Change at Bishopsgate for route 35 for Elephant & Castle.

Route 468 is re-routed via Newington Causeway to Borough Road instead of London Road.

North Central

Route 4 is re-routed to terminate at Blackfriars and will no longer serve
Waterloo. Route 76 can be used for stops between St. Paul's and Waterloo.

Route 76 is re-routed via St.Paul's. A number of other bus routes can be used between Moorgate and Bank.

Route 134 will terminate at Warren Street instead of Tottenham Court
Road. Routes 24, 29/N29 and 73/N73 can be used to reach Tottenham Court Road.

Route 341 will terminate at Waterloo (Waterloo Road) instead of County Hall. Change to route 76 at Aldwych for County Hall.

Route 341 is re-routed via Farringdon Station. For Holborn Circus change
at Farringdon Street, Snow Hill for route 17. For Theobald's Road change at Rosebery Avenue for routes 19/N19 and 38/N38.

Route 476 will terminate at King's Cross instead of Euston. Routes 30 or 73 can be used to reach stops towards Euston.

Tottenham Court Road two-way project: Route 14, 19, 24, 29, 38, 73, 134, 176, 390, N5, N19, N20, N29, N38, N41, N73, N253 and N279

On Saturday 20 April 2019, two-way traffic will be introduced on Tottenham Court Road and Gower Street. Buses will no longer serve stops on Gower Street but will serve stops on Tottenham Court Road. The changes will affect the following routes: 14, 19, 24, 29, 38, 73, 134, 176, 390, N5, N19, N20, N29, N38, N41, N73, N253 and N279.

Baker Street two-way project: Routes 2, 13, 30, 74, 113, 139, 189, 274, N2, N74 and N113

On Sunday 24 February 2019, two-way traffic was re-introduced to Baker Street and Gloucester Road. Bus stops in the area have been realigned and affect the following routes: 2, 13, 30, 74, 113, 139, 189, 274, N2, N74 and N113.

For the latest information on how buses are running, see our bus status updates. For news about the bus network, follow @TfLBusAlerts.

Route 12 - Frequency reduction

From Saturday 15 June 2019, the frequency on route 12 will change as follows:

Monday to Saturday during the day: Reduced to 8 buses an hour
Sunday during the day: Reduced to 7 buses an hour
All evening services: Reduced to 6 buses an hour

Route 15 heritage

From 2 March 2019, heritage buses on route 15 will operate only on bank holidays and weekends, from the last Saturday in March until the last weekend in September. 

The heritage buses on route 15 will continue to run between Tower Gateway and Trafalgar Square. 

Routes 27 and 440

From Saturday 9 March 2019, route 27 will no longer run between Chiswick Business Park and Hammersmith station. The route will become a day service and a new night service, route N27, will be introduced. Both routes 27 and N27 will run between Chalk Farm and Hammersmith station.

Route 440 will be rerouted via Bollo Lane, Chiswick Business Park, Chiswick High Road, Oxford Road North and Wellesley Road. The service will terminate at Turnham Green Church.

Routes 66 - Frequency increase

From Saturday 27 July 2019, Monday to Friday during the day, the frequency on route 66 will increase to 6 buses an hour.

Routes 88 and C2

From Saturday 30 March 2019 route C2 will be replaced with an amended route 88, with journey times remaining the same and buses running every eight minutes.

Route 88 will be re-routed via Albany Street and extended to Parliament Hill Fields. It will run 24 hours a day and will no longer serve Hampstead Road. Routes 24, 27 and 29 will continue to serve Hampstead Road and can be used as alternatives for you to continue your journey.

Route 125 - Extension

Route 125 has been extended from Finchley Central to Colindale station.

The extended service will run via Finchley Lane, The Quadrant, Church Road, Church End, Greyhound Hill, Aerodrome Road, Colindale Avenue and Charcot Road.

Find details of the full route on route 125 information page.

Route 189 - Frequency reduction

From Saturday 22 June 2019, Monday to Saturday during the day, the frequency on route 189 will be reduced to 6 buses an hour.

Routes 301 - New route

From Saturday 13 July 2019, a new route 301 will be introduced between Bexleyheath and Woolwich town centre.

Buses will run along Beresford Street, Plumstead Road, Pettman Crescent, Nathan Way, Eastern Way, Western Way, Central Way, Twin Tumps Way Roundabout, Central Way, Thamesmere Drive Roundabout, Bentham Road, Boiler House Roundabout, Carlyle Road, Harrow Manor Way, Lensbury Way Roundabout, Harrow Manor Way, Knee Hill, Abbey Wood Road, Abbey Road, New Road, Woolwich Road, Brampton Road, Long Lane, Woolwich Road, North Street, Chapel Road, Geddes Place, Market Place, Friswell Place, Arnsberg Way and Friswell Place.

Route 326 - Re-route

From Saturday 29 June 2019, route 326 will be re-routed eastbound only via Hendon Lane and Regents Park Road.

Route 432 - Frequency increase

From Saturday 22 June 2019, Monday to Saturday during the day, the frequency on route 432 will increase to 6 buses an hour.

Route H12 - Frequency increase

From Saturday 29 June 2019, Monday to Saturday during the day, the frequency on route H12 will increase to 6 buses an hour. There will be an additional school day journey at 15:25 between Hatch End High School and Stanmore station.