Buses will not use Hammersmith Bridge until the safety-critical upgrade work is complete. Transport for London (TfL) has made some changes to the local bus network to improve links for people affected by the closure. Richmond Council officers have raised concerns about these changes and have asked TfL to review the bus routes.
Full details of each route are available from TfL.
Changes are designed to:
You can see further details of these changes and provide feedback on TfL's consultations page.
Buses on routes 33, 419 and 485, which normally run along different roads, will now be running along Verdun Road, between Howsman Road and Lonsdale Road. There will be up to 14 buses per hour daily (northbound only).
This is to enable a turning movement for empty buses terminating south of the bridge (routes 33 and 485), so that in-service route 419 buses do not come into conflict with these turning buses.
A new circular service, route 533, will also now be running along the full length of Lonsdale Road.
Between Verdun Road and Kilmington Road up to 16 buses per hour will run along Lonsdale Road daily (eastbound only). There will also be up to several standing buses at a time eastbound.
Between Suffolk Road and Verdun Road there will be two buses per hour daily (northbound only) along Lonsdale Road.
There will normally be no buses at night (between approximately 1 and 5am).
Full details of each route change are available from TfL.
Updated: 3 September 2019