King's Road, Piccadilly, Shaftesbury Avenue

Closes 9 Nov 2018

Opened 28 Sep 2018

Overview

Route 9 and N9

Our proposals

We review the bus network regularly to ensure services remain efficient, safe and reliable for our customers.

We have developed a proposal for route 9 and its night service. The proposal would:

  • Re-route the 9 and N9 via Piccadilly Circus in both directions

Why are we proposing this?

Route 9 currently operates between Aldwych and Hammersmith Bus Station, via Pall Mall. Our proposals would mean that route 9 no longer serves Pall Mall and instead runs via Piccadilly and Haymarket/Lower Regent Street.

In 2011, Piccadilly and Pall Mall became two-way for all traffic. After a public consultation, route 9 was re-routed via Pall Mall in both directions.

Our data shows that after this change, around 2,500 customers a year stopped using route 9. We are also now finding that customers are increasingly wishing to use stops on Piccadilly, rather than on Pall Mall.

Our proposals would increase the frequency at Piccadilly stops, which means that passengers making trips between common destinations do not have to choose between stops on Piccadilly and Pall Mall. This will simplify the local network and make using the route more convenient for many of our customers.

There are currently two stops on Pall Mall which would no longer be served by route 9. Instead, six new stops would be introduced, two on Piccadilly, one on Regent Street and one on Haymarket.

A map of the proposed changes can be found below:

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Routes 9 and N9 map (PDF 134KB)

A summary of our analysis of this route and the data supporting the case for change can be found here in the Central London bus services supporting material.

How will these proposals change my journey?

Customers who currently board or alight at stops on Pall Mall would have to walk up to 340 metres to or from alternative stops on Piccadilly.

The new route would be up to one minute slower than the current route; however, it is unlikely to affect reliability.

When would these changes start?

We will review and use the feedback from this consultation to help inform and shape these proposals. We may decide to change our proposals in light of comments or we may decide to go ahead as proposed. However, if we significantly revise our proposals we will run a new consultation to find out what people think.

If we go ahead with these proposals, they would be introduced in early 2019.

Route 11, 19, and 22

Our proposals

We review the bus network regularly to ensure services remain efficient, safe and reliable for our customers.

We have developed a set of proposals for routes 11, 19, 22 and a new route 311 that would:

  • Introduced a new route, the 311 between Fulham Broadway and Oxford Circus via Victoria station
  • Change route 11 so it will no longer run between Fulham Town Hall and Victoria station 
  • Change route 22 so it no longer runs between Green Park and Oxford Circus and instead extend it from Green Park to Piccadilly Circus, Charles II Street
  • Change route 19 so it no longer runs between Holborn and Battersea Bridge.

Routes N11, N19 and N22 would remain unchanged, although route N11 would be renumbered N311 to better reflect the day service, as it would not run to Oxford Circus.

Why are we proposing this?

Routes 11 and 19 are both long routes that run across the central area. They are both susceptible to variable traffic conditions, causing them to be unreliable.

Routes 19 and 22 run on the same roads between King’s Road, Beaufort Street and Green Park. Route 11 runs the same route as the 22 along King’s Road. 

Route 19 is currently running with significant spare capacity between Battersea Bridge and Holborn.

We are proposing to no longer run route 11 between Fulham Town Hall and Victoria station.

The proposals would also provide a new connection between Buckingham Palace Road, and Mayfair and Oxford Circus. They would also improve reliability on route 11 and 19, as well as better matching customer demand.

Route 22 serves many of the same roads as route 19. It is well used from Chelsea Town Hall towards Putney Common.  We would no longer run route 22 between Green Park and Oxford Circus, where we have excess capacity. We would extend the service to Piccadilly Circus, Charles Street to retain the link along Piccadilly currently provided by route 19.

We will introduce a new route, 311 to run between Fulham and Oxford Circus. This will ensure our customers can still travel between Fulham and Victoria, if we make the proposed changes to the other services.

Remaining routes on the King’s Road will have sufficient capacity to meet demand for our customers at all times.

A map of the proposed changes can be found below:

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Routes 11, 19, 22 and 311 map (PDF 279KB)

A summary of our analysis of this route and the data supporting the case for change can be found here in the Central London bus services supporting material.

Bus stands (locations where buses wait between journeys):

  • We would create a new stand at Victoria for route 11 on Buckingham Palace Road, north of Victoria Street – using an existing bus stop.
  • Repurpose a route 171 bus stand at Holborn, New Oxford Street for route 19 use
  • repurpose a route 11 bus stand at Fulham Broadway stand for route 311
  • repurpose a route 22 bus stand at Oxford Circus, Henrietta Place for route 311

How will this affect my journey?

Customers who use route 22 from Putney Common to Oxford Circus could use the new 311 from King’s Road to complete their journey.

Customers wishing to travel from areas north of Holborn to Piccadilly would need to change onto route 38 to complete their journey. Customers wishing to travel beyond Hyde Park Corner would need to interchange onto route 22 at Piccadilly.

Our Hopper fare ensures there is no additional fare for making this change within one hour.

When would these changes start?

We will review and use the feedback from this consultation to help inform and shape these proposals. We may decide to change our proposals in light of comments or we may decide to go ahead as proposed. However, if we significantly revise our proposals we will run a new consultation to find out what people think.

If we go ahead with these proposals, they would be introduced in early 2019.

Areas

  • All Areas

Audiences

  • Anyone from any background

Interests

  • Bus route 11
  • Bus route 19
  • Bus route 22
  • Bus route 9
  • Bus route N9
  • Buses