Route changes

Closes 1 Oct 2020

Opened 15 May 2019

Overview

Click on the links below for details of each route change, compared with the service before the bridge closed:

Route 33 (Day & night service)

Route 72 (Day & night service)

Route 209

Route 265

Route 419

Route 485

Route 533

Route 609

Route 378

Route 33 (Day & night service)

Route 33 - Day Service (approx. 05:00-01:00)

Route 33 starts and finishes in Castelnau ('Lonsdale Road' bus stops), close to the south side of Hammersmith Bridge, no longer serving Hammersmith Bridge Road or Hammersmith bus station.

It continues to run as previously between Fulwell and Castelnau.

There is no change to frequency.

Alternative routes

  • Customers to/from Hammersmith Bridge Road or Hammersmith bus station can either walk across Hammersmith Bridge and use route 72 north of the bridge, or use alternative buses as described below.
  • Route 533 provides alternative buses between Castelnau and Hammersmith bus station, via Chiswick Bridge.
  • Route 265 provides alternative buses between Barnes station and Putney Bridge station, connecting with route 33 at Barnes station. Route 220 provides connecting buses between Putney Bridge and Hammersmith bus station.
  • Route 337 provides alternative buses between Richmond, Sheen Road, Upper Richmond Road West and East Putney station.  

Route 33 map (PDF 110KB)

Route 33 - Night Service (approx. 01:00-05:00)

At night, route 33 is renumbered N33.

It continues to run between Fulwell and Hammersmith but is rerouted between Barnes Station and Hammersmith bus station along Lower Richmond Road, Putney Bridge and Fulham Palace Road, no longer serving Rocks Lane (northern section), Castelnau or Hammersmith Bridge Road.

There is no change to frequency.

Alternative routes

  • Route N22 provides alternative night buses along Rocks Lane (northern section), but there are no alternative night buses along Castelnau or Hammersmith Bridge Road.  

Route N33 map (PDF 117KB)

Route 72 (Day & night service)

Route 72 - Day Service (approx.05:00-01:00)

Route 72 starts and finishes at Hammersmith Bridge (north side bus stop), north of the river, no longer serving Castelnau, Rocks Lane, Barnes station or Roehampton. It runs along Hammersmith Bridge Road (westbound), Bridge View (southbound) and Hammersmith Bridge Road (northbound and eastbound) to get as close as possible to the bridge.

It continues to run between Hammersmith bus station and East Acton. This replaces the temporary arrangement with route 72 buses not running between Shepherd’s Bush and East Acton.

There is no change to frequency. 

Alternative routes

  • Route 33 provides alternative buses along Rocks Lane and Castelnau to and from Castelnau (‘Lonsdale Road’ bus stops), close to the south side of Hammersmith Bridge. Customers to/from Hammersmith Bridge Road or Hammersmith bus station can walk across Hammersmith Bridge and use route 72 north of the bridge.
  • Route 533 provides alternative buses between Castelnau and Hammersmith bus station, via Chiswick Bridge.
  • Route 265 provides alternative buses between Bessborough Road, Alton Road, Roehampton Lane, Rocks Lane (southern section), and Putney Bridge station connecting with route 33 at Barnes station. Route 220 provides connecting buses between Putney Bridge and Hammersmith bus station.  

Route 72 map (PDF 127KB)

Route 72- Night Service (approx. 01:00-05:00)

At night, route 72 is renumbered N72.

It continues to run between Roehampton and East Acton but is rerouted between Barnes station and Hammersmith bus station along Lower Richmond Road, Putney Bridge and Fulham Palace Road, no longer serving Rocks Lane (northern section), Castelnau or Hammersmith Bridge Road.

There is no change to frequency.

Alternative routes

  • Route N22 provides alternative night buses along Rocks Lane (northern section), but there are no alternative night buses along Castelnau or Hammersmith Bridge Road.  

Route N72 map (PDF 128KB)

Route 209 (from Saturday 3 August 2019)

Route 209 is rerouted to run between Mortlake and Castelnau. The route no longer serves Hammersmith bus station.

The route runs along Mortlake High Street, The Terrace, Barnes High Street, Church Road and Terminates at Castelnau.

The bus runs every 8 minutes daily between approximately 05:00 and approximately 01:00. 

Route 209 map (PDF 126KB)

Route 265

There is no change to the route of route 265.

Additional journeys run between Roehampton and Putney Bridge station. Buses between Roehampton and Putney Bridge station run every 6 minutes on Monday to Saturday daytimes (previously every 12 minutes) and every 7-8 minutes on Sunday daytime and each evening (previously every 15 minutes). There is no change to frequency between Tolworth and Roehampton.

Alternative routes

  • Route 220 provides connecting buses between Putney Bridge and Hammersmith bus station.  

Route 265 map (PDF 95KB)

Route 419 (from Saturday 28 September 2019)  

Route 419 is rerouted to run between Richmond and Roehampton, Bessborough Road (via Castelnau).

The route will run as now from Richmond via the south end of Hammersmith Bridge and Castelnau as far as the Red Lion junction.  From there it will now continue along Rocks Lane and Roehampton Lane to Alton Road, from where it will run to Bessborough Road to terminate.  In the other direction it will start from Roehampton Bessborough Road, running via Alton Road, Roehampton Lane and Rocks Lane to Castelnau, from where it will continue on its current routeing via the south end of Hammersmith Bridge to Richmond.

This will restore the direct link between the south end of Hammersmith Bridge and Roehampton Lane, including links to Queen Mary’s Hospital and Roehampton University.

The route will no longer serve Church Road in Barnes.  Customers travelling between Barnes Pond, Church Road and the south end of Hammersmith Bridge can continue to use the recently changed route 209.

The service will be enhanced to run every 12 minutes Monday to Saturday daytimes and every 20 minutes on Sundays and all evenings.

The additional buses we have been running on route 265 between Roehampton Bessborough Road and Putney Bridge Station will no longer run from the same date.  The main 265 service between Tolworth and Putney Bridge Station will continue as now, with buses running up to every 12 minutes.  

Alternative routes

  • Customers to/from Hammersmith Bridge Road or Hammersmith bus station can either walk across Hammersmith Bridge and use route 72 north of the bridge, or use alternative buses as described below.
  • Route 533 provides alternative buses between Lower Richmond Road (eastern section), Mortlake High Street, Barnes Bridge station, Lonsdale Road and Hammersmith bus station via Chiswick Bridge.
  • Route 190 provides alternative buses between Richmond, Lower Mortlake Road, Lower Richmond Road (western section) and Hammersmith bus station via Chiswick Bridge.
  • Route 391 provides alternative buses between Richmond, Lower Mortlake Road and Hammersmith bus station via Kew Bridge.  

Route 419 map (PDF 138KB)

Route 485

Route 485 starts and finishes in Castelnau ('Lonsdale Road' bus stops), close to the south side of Hammersmith Bridge, no longer serving Hammersmith Bridge Road or Hammersmith bus station.

It continues to run as previously between Wandsworth and Castelnau, except bus stop R in Ram Street is no longer served.

There is no change to frequency.

Alternative routes

  • Customers to/from Hammersmith Bridge Road or Hammersmith bus station can either walk across Hammersmith Bridge and use route 72 north of the bridge, or use alternative buses as described below.
  • Route 220 provides alternative buses between Wandsworth town centre, Putney Bridge Road and Hammersmith bus station via Putney Bridge.
  • Route 209 provides alternative buses between Barnes Pond, Station Road, Lower Richmond Road and Putney Bridge. Route 265 provides alternative buses between Lower Richmond Road and Putney Bridge station. Route 220 provides connecting buses between Putney Bridge and Hammersmith bus station.
  • Route 533 provides alternative buses between Castelnau, Church Road, Barnes Pond and Hammersmith bus station, via Chiswick Bridge.  

Route 485 map (PDF 141KB)

Route 533

Route 533 is a new route between Hammersmith bus station, Mortlake and Barnes.

It runs along Hammersmith Bridge Road, Great West Road, the A316, Chiswick Bridge, Lower Richmond Road, Mortlake High Street (Barnes Bridge station), Lonsdale Road (eastbound only), Castelnau (southbound only), Church Road (Barnes Pond) (westbound only) and Barnes High Street (westbound only).

It runs every 30 minutes daily between approximately 05:00 and approximately 01:00.

Route 533 map (PDF 131KB)

Route 609

Route 609 (school days only) no longer runs.

Alternative routes

Route 533 provides alternative buses between Hammersmith bus station, Hammersmith Bridge Road and Harrodian School, via Chiswick Bridge, or students can walk across Hammersmith Bridge, using route 72 north of the bridge and route 419 (to/from Suffolk Road) south of the bridge.

Route 609 map (PDF 127KB)

Route 378 (from Saturday 3 August 2019)

Route 378 is a new route between Mortlake and Putney Bridge.

Between Barnes Pond and Putney Bridge it runs along Station Road, Mill Hill Road, Lower Richmond Road and Putney Bridge, starting and finishing at the bus stops in Putney Bridge Approach, close to Putney Bridge station.

The bus runs every 12 minutes daily between approximately 05:00 and approximately 01:00. 

Route 378 map (PDF 72KB)

Areas

  • Ealing
  • Hammersmith & Fulham
  • Hounslow
  • Richmond upon Thames
  • Wandsworth

Audiences

  • Anyone from any background

Interests

  • Bus route 209
  • Bus route 265
  • Bus route 33
  • Bus route 419
  • Bus route 485
  • Bus route 609
  • Bus route 72
  • Buses
  • Bridges