Summary of permanent bus changes

This summary lists permanent bus changes that have been confirmed. The information is correct to the date shown within the summary, but is subject to change for operational reasons.

Previous editions of this summary are available on request to permbuschanges@tfl.gov.uk

For more details of permanent changes to routing see individual entries below.

Route RV1

From 10 February the frequency of route RV1 will be reduced to 3 buses an hour.

Route RV1 currently runs six times an hour between Covent Garden and Tower Gateway via Waterloo Station and London Bridge.

There are three alternative services which run the same route as the RV1:

  • The 381 runs the same route between Waterloo and City Hall
  • The 78 and 42 run the same route between City Hall and Tower Gateway

Route 363 - Bricklayers' Arms, Bermondsey

Route 363 towards Crystal Palace re-routed over the Bricklayers' Arms flyover.

From Saturday 6 January 2018 we're re-routing route 363 towards Crystal Palace to run over the Bricklayers' Arms flyover, rather than via the roundabout. 

This will provide a shorter journey and improve reliability.

Route 363 will no longer serve the two bus stops near the roundabout (stops BB 'Tower Bridge Road' and BF 'Bricklayers' Arms') but these stops will continue to be served by other routes.

There is no change towards Elephant & Castle.

We intend to re-route route 53 the same way later (date to be confirmed).

Find out more on our consultation page.

Croydon town centre

From Monday 16 October 2017 we have made some changes to bus routes in Croydon town centre.

Routes 50, 60, 119, 166, 197, 264, 312, 405, 407, 412, 455, 466, 468 and N68 are affected.

We have been working with Croydon Council on a pilot scheme to pedestrianise High Street between Park Street and Katharine Street.

These new arrangements are initially for approximately one year and are subject to change for operational reasons. We are working hard to keep the changes to a minimum.

With Croydon Council we will review the impact of these changes, before either making them permanent, or returning to the previous arrangements, in autumn 2018.

For more details on the pedestrianisation scheme please see Croydon Council's web page.

Routes 75, 154, 250 and 403 also serve this area but have no changes to route or stops.

Routes 60, 119, 166, 312, 405, 407, 412, 455, 466, 468 and N68

Southbound:

  • Now stop at the east end of Park Street, near Park Lane (Stop KH or KJ, relocated)
  • Now run via St George's Walk and Katharine Street to High Street
  • No longer stop at the west end of Park Street
  • Still stop at the south end of High Street, near Croydon Flyover

Northbound:

  • No change to route or stops

Route 50

Towards Croydon Town Centre:

  • Now stops at the east end of Park Street, near Park Lane (Stop KJ, relocated)
  • Now runs via St George's Walk and Katharine Street to High Street
  • No longer stops at the west end of Park Street
  • Last stop is still at the south end of High Street, near Croydon Flyover

Towards Stockwell:

  • First stop is now stop KE in Park Street
  • No longer stops in Katharine Street for operational reasons

Routes 109 and N109

Towards Croydon Town Centre:

  • No change to route or stops

Towards Brixton / Oxford Circus:

  • First stop is now stop KB in Katherine Street
  • Then serves stop KE in Park Street
  • No longer serves stop KL in Katherine Street

Route 197

Towards Croydon Town Centre:

  • Last stop is now at the east end of Park Street, near Park Lane (Stop KJ, relocated)
  • No longer stops at the west end of Park Street or in High Street

Towards Peckham:

  • First stop is now stop KC in Park Lane
  • No longer stops in Katharine Street for operational reasons

Route 264

Towards Croydon Town Centre:

  • Last stop is now at the east end of Park Street, near Park Lane (Stop KJ, relocated)
  • No longer stops at the west end of Park Street or in High Street

Towards Tooting:

  • First stop is now stop KK in Katharine Street
  • Then serves stop KE in Park Street
  • No longer serves stop KB in Katharine Street

View a map of where to catch your bus:

Leamouth

Route D3

Route D3 will now start and finish at Orchard Place for London City Island, and no longer serves Saffron Avenue for Tower Hamlets town hall. It will also be rerouted to serve Blackwall Way and Baffin Way (instead of running non-stop along Aspen Way), providing new connections to Canary Wharf, Wapping, Shadwell, Whitechapel and Bethnal Green.

Passengers should change at East India station stop on Blackwall Way for access to Tower Hamlets town hall.

Download the PDF for a map of the new route, bus stops and terminus: