Proposed changes to buses in West London for the opening of the Elizabeth line

Closes 17 Sep 2017

Opened 3 Jul 2017

Overview

We’ve reviewed bus services around the Elizabeth line stations to take account of how the Elizabeth line will change the way people move about in this part of London. We’ve also taken account of new developments in the area.

As a result of this we are proposing to make changes to routes 95, 112, 120, 266, 391, 427, 440, E1, E3, E5, E10 and H32. We’re also proposing changes to routes 140, 223, 697, 698 including introducing new routes 218, 278, 306 and X140.

What are we proposing for Acton Main line?
What are we proposing for Ealing Broadway?
What are we proposing for Southall station?
What are we proposing for Hayes & Harlington and Heathrow Airport?

What are we proposing for Acton Main line?

Route 440
Route 440 currently runs between Stonebridge Park station and Gunnersbury, Power Road serving Chiswick High Road, Acton Green, South Acton, Acton High Street, West Acton, North Acton, Park Royal and Stonebridge Park station. At the moment it connects key areas for people to use buses in an indirect way. It also serves Park Royal, South Acton and Chiswick that currently have no direct connection in both directions to any rail station planned to be served by the Elizabeth line. We are proposing to restructure the route to so that a more direct connection can be provided whilst also better serving new Elizabeth line stations.

The route would continue to run between Stonebridge Park and Gunnersbury but would change its routeing at three separate locations:

Park Royal ASDA: Southbound only it would serve stop D instead of stop K.

Acton: Between Gypsy Corner and Acton High Street, it would no longer serve West Acton. Instead it would run directly via Horn Lane and Steyne Road to serve Acton Main Line station.

Chiswick: It would no longer serve Acton Green. Instead it would run directly between Chiswick Park station and Turnham Green church running via the southern end of Acton Lane, Chiswick High Road (Sainsbury’s) and Heathfield Terrace.

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Route 266
Route 266 currently runs between Brent Cross and Hammersmith serving Cricklewood, Willesden, Harlesden, Old Oak Common, North Acton, Acton High Street, Askew Road and Hammersmith. This is a high frequency 24 hour orbital route that provides links not currently available by rail. It currently suffers from poor reliability due to the large number of congested areas it serves. To help improve reliability, we are proposing to restructure the route.

The route would be restructured to run between Brent Cross and Acton, Town Hall and would no longer connect to Hammersmith. Buses would continue to run every 8 minutes Monday to Saturday daytime and every 12 minutes on Sundays and all evenings.

At night route 266 would be unchanged and continue to operate between Brent Cross Shopping Centre and Acton High Street. However it would be renumbered N266.

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New route 218
This new route would be introduced between North Acton and Hammersmith serving West Acton and Askew Road. It would run every 10 minutes during Monday to Saturday day time, and every 15 minutes during Sundays and all evenings using single-deck buses. It would follow the existing alignment of route 440 between North Acton, Gypsy Corner and Acton High Street via West Acton. It would then follow the existing alignment of route 266 between Acton High Street and Hammersmith via Askew Road.

To ensure sufficient cpacity between Askew Road and Hammersmith, we propose a further scheme to restructure route 391 and introduction of new route 306.

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Route 391
Route 391 currently runs between Richmond and Fulham, Sand’s End serving Kew, Gunnersbury, Chiswick, Hammersmith Bus Station, Olympia, Fulham Broadway and Sand’s End. It currently suffers from poor reliability due to the large number of congested areas it serves. To help improve reliability, better match capacity to demand and create new links, we are proposing to restructure the route.

We propose that the route run between Richmond and Hammersmith Bus Station and would no longer connect to Fulham. The frequency would be reduced to every 15 minutes Monday to Saturday daytime and every 20 minutes on Sunday and all evenings to better match capacity to demand.

New route 306
This new route would run between Acton Vale, Bromyard Avenue and Fulham, Sand’s End running every 12 minutes during Monday to Saturday daytime and every 15 minutes during Sunday and all evenings using double-deck vehicles. It would follow the existing alignment of route 266 between Acton Vale and Hammersmith Bus Station via Askew Road. It would then follow the existing alignment of route 391 between Hammersmith town centre and Fulham, Sand’s End.

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What are we proposing for Ealing Broadway?

Route 112
This route currently runs between Ealing Broadway and Brent Cross. We recently consulted on a proposal to reroute buses on this route along Madeley Road, Ealing to improve reliability and reduce journey time. The outcome of that consultaiton is still being considered.

We propose that route 112 be extended from Ealing Broadway to Osterley, Tesco serving South Ealing. This would provide new connections into Ealing Broadway and better match capacity to demand on the South Ealing Road corridor.

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What are we proposing for Southall station?

Route 427
Route 427 would be rerouted in the Southall area to serve and start / finish in Merrick Road serving Southall station. The section between Southall Broadway and Acton Town Hall would be withdrawn.

With the opening of the Elizabeth Line there will be less capacity required along Uxbridge Road east of Southall. Withdrawing route 427 between Southall and Acton would reduce capacity along this section of Uxbridge Road to better match demand to capacity.

This would currently break around 1,200 trips per weekday, though the Elizabeth line will be an attractive alternative for many from Southall station. In addition routes 207 and 607 will continue to link Southall and Acton.

By extending route 427 from Southall Broadway to the nearest available stand at Merrick Road to the southeast of Southall station, some passengers who lose existing direct links would gain the option of interchanging to the Elizabeth line to access stations at Hanwell, West Ealing, Ealing Broadway and Acton Main Line. It would also serve an area where 6,000 new homes are planned.

We also propose to reduce the frequency so that buses would run every 10 minutes during Monday to Saturday daytime and every 12 minutes during Sunday shopping hours and all evenings.

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Route H32
This route runs between Southall and Hounslow, with buses running every 10 minutes Monday to Saturday daytime, every 15 minutes on Sunday and each evening and every 30 minutes on Friday and Saturday nights. 

We propose to extend the route to Hayes & Harlington station. Buses would no longer run between Southall station and Southall, Town Hall. Instead buses would be re-routed at Southall station to serve the new Southall Waterside residential development and then extended via a new link road to Pump Lane and Hayes & Harlington station. This service change is subject to developer funding and infrastructure being completed that is estimated to be ready from December 2019. This would ensure that we can properly serve the new Southall Waterside developments. It would create new public transport links between Southall Waterside development and Southall and Hayes & Harlington stations, Hayes town centre, Southall Old Town, Heston and Hounslow town centres.

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Route 95
This route runs between Southall, Town Hall and Sheperds Bush Green with buses running every 12 minutes Monday to Saturday daytime and every 20 minutes each evening and on Sunday.

To better match capacity with demand; improve journey times to the Elizabeth line and support new housing, we propose to re-route the 95 via Somerset Road (between Lady Margaret Road and Allenby Road) and terminate at a new stand within the Southall Waterside residential development. It would no longer serve Carlyle Avenue, Burns Avenue, Dormer’s Wells Lane, Allenby Road (southern section) and Cornwall Avenue.

There would be no change to how often buses run.

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Route E5
This route runs between Perivale and Toplocks Estate, with buses running every 12 minutes Monday to Saturday daytime and every 20 minutes each evening and on Sunday.

To complement the proposals for the 95, we would re-route the E5 via Burns Avenue (between Lady Margaret Road, Carlyle Road and Dormer’s Wells Lane). It would no longer serve Denbigh Road, Allendale Avenue, Thurston Road and North Road. This would ensure quicker access to Southall station from Greenford Road and better match capacity with demand.

There would be no change to how often buses run on this route.

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We also propose a number of frequency changes affecting both areas to ensure that capacity would be well matched to demand. These are outlined below.

Route 120
An increase in frequency with buses running every seven to eight minutes in the morning peaks and afternoons, and every 12 minutes during all evenings

Route E1
We would reduce the frequency to buses running every 10 minutes during Monday to Friday peaks and to every 12 minutes on Sundays.

Route E3
To better match how often buses run with demand for them, we have recently changed the frequency. Monday to Saturday daytime buses will run every 7 - 8 minutes. (Previously every 6 - 7 minutes).

Route E10
Convert to larger 60 capacity single deck vehicles. An increase in frequency with buses running every 12 minutes Monday to Saturday daytimes and every 20 minutes during all evenings

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What are we proposing for Hayes & Harlington and Heathrow Airport?

Route 140
Route 140 currently runs between Harrow Weald and Heathrow Airport serving Harlington, Hayes Town, Yeading, Northolt, South Harrow, Harrow and Wealdstone. This popular, high frequency 24 hour a day orbital route provides links not currently available by rail. To better match demand and help improve journey times, we are proposing to restructure the route and introduce a new limited stop service.

The route would be restructured to run between Harrow Weald and Hayes & Harlington station and would no longer connect to Heathrow Airport. Buses would run every 8 minutes Monday to Saturday daytime and every 12 minutes on Sunday and each evening.

At night route 140 would be unchanged and continue to operate between Harrow Weald and Heathrow. However it would be renumbered N140.

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New route X140
This new route would be introduced as a limited stop service between Heathrow Airport and Harrow bus station. It would follow the existing alignment of route 140 with the exceptions of running direct (northbound) from Heathrow Vehicle Tunnel to Bath Road and direct between South Harrow and Harrow bus station. It would stop at Harrow Bus Station, South Harrow station, Northolt Park station, Northolt station, Yeading White Hart, Yeading Willow Tree Lane, Hayes (The Grapes), Hayes town centre, Hayes & Harlington station, Harlington Village, Harlington Corner and Heathrow Airport, Central bus station. It would run every 12 minutes during Monday to Saturday daytimes and every 15 minutes during Sundays and all evenings.

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New route 278
This route would run between Heathrow Airport and Ruislip station creating a new north-south route across the London Borough of Hillingdon. Buses would follow the current 140 routeing between Heathrow Airport and Hayes town centre, follow route H98 between Hayes town centre to Uxbridge Road, and then provide new connections to Hillingdon, Hillingdon station, Ickenham and Ruislip. We would run the service every 12 minutes Monday to Saturday daytimes and every 20 minutes Sunday and each evening using double deck buses.

We are also proposing to change the frequency of some routes in the area to better match demand and reflect changes to routes 140, X140 and 278.

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Routes 697 and 698
These school day only services would have a reduction in the number of journeys because new route 278 provides similar connections at a higher frequency.

Route 223
We are proposing to restructure route 223 so that buses run between Wembley Central and Northwick Park Hospital only and would no longer run through to Harrow bus station. Harrow bus station and Northwick Park Hospital will continue to be linked by routes 182, 483, 186, H9, H10 and H14. Curtailing the 223 at Northwick Park Hospital will also create the free space for new route X140 to stop and stand at Harrow bus station.

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Areas

  • All Areas

Audiences

  • Anyone from any background

Interests

  • Bus route 112
  • Bus route 120
  • Bus route 140
  • Bus route 223
  • Bus route 266
  • Bus route 391
  • Bus route 427
  • Bus route 440
  • Bus route 697
  • Bus route 698
  • Bus route 95
  • Bus route E1
  • Bus route E10
  • Bus route E5
  • Bus route H32
  • Elizabeth line