Hammersmith Bridge bus route changes

Closes 1 Oct 2019

Opened 15 May 2019

Overview

As buses will not use Hammersmith Bridge until safety-critical upgrade work is complete, we are making some changes to the local bus network to improve links for customers affected by the closure.

Summary of changes:

  • Routes 33, 72, 209, 419, and 485 run on shortened or altered routes
  • We are introducing a new route – the 533 – which runs between Barnes and Hammersmith via Chiswick Bridge
  • We are increasing the frequency of route 265 between Roehampton and Putney Bridge station (there is no change to the frequency between Tolworth and Roehampton)
  • Route 609 no longer runs, having been withdrawn when the bridge was closed

The changes are designed to:

  • Provide or enhance direct links between Roehampton, Mortlake, Barnes and the Tube network at Putney Bridge
  • Retain a direct link between Barnes, Mortlake and Hammersmith, where there is step-free access to the Tube
  • Reinstate route 72 to its full length north of the river so it again runs between Hammersmith and East Acton

See the map below for an overview of the affected routes.

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Route changes

Click here for details of each route change.

Frequently asked questions

Click here for ongoing frequently asked questions.

When do these changes start?

These changes start on Saturday 18 May 2019. They replace the temporary changes to these routes that were introduced on 10 April 2019 when the bridge was closed.

Plan your Journey

Please use the TfL journey planner to plan your journey.

If you have any enquiries or complaints about these affected routes then please contact us by:

Using our web form 

Calling us on 0343 222 1234 Charges apply

Textphone 0800 112 3456; or

Writing to us at:

TfL Customer Service
4th Floor
14 Pier Walk
London SE10 0ES

Have your say

These changes to the local bus network are required because buses cannot use Hammersmith Bridge until safety-critical upgrade work is complete. However, we appreciate that they may impact on how you travel while they are in place.

We will review these bus route changes later in the year to ensure they continue to meet the needs of our customers. While these changes are in place, we are keen to know how they have impacted on your journey and whether or not there are any improvements that we can make to these routes.

If you would like to let us know your views on these changes then please contact us at yoursay@tfl.gov.uk.

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