Bus service proposal: Pall Mall - proposed changes to routes 9 and N9 (including the heritage service on route 9)

Closed 23 Dec 2011

Opened 10 Nov 2011

Results Updated 22 Feb 2012

Piccadilly and Pall Mall became two-way for all traffic from November 2011.  As a consequence Transport for London (TfL) recently consulted on a proposal to divert routes 9 and N9 (including the heritage service on route 9) to provide a bus service along Pall Mall.  This would improve public transport accessibility to the surrounding areas of St James’s Park and The Mall which are currently distant from the bus network.

 Route 9 runs between Hammersmith and Aldwych, route N9 between Heathrow Airport, Terminal 5 and Aldwych. Together they provide a 24-hour service between Hammersmith and Aldwych. A heritage service also runs on route 9 between Kensington High Street and Trafalgar Square using Routemasters.

After carefully considering all responses, we plan to go ahead with the proposed rerouting of the services from Saturday 25 February 2012

Stops that would no longer be served by routes 9 and N9 are: Royal Academy, Piccadilly Circus in Piccadilly, Haymarket (towards Aldwych) and Regent Street (towards Hammersmith / Heathrow). The routes would serve a pair of new stops in Pall Mall towards the St James’s Street end.

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Overview

The London Bus Network is kept under regular review. As part of this, we develop proposals for changes to services.

Transport for London (TfL) considered a change to routes 9 and N9 (including heritage service) following changes to the road network around Pall Mall. 

Why we consulted

Piccadilly and Pall Mall have both become two-way for all traffic from November 2011. As a result of this we considered a change to routes 9 and N9 to provide a bus service in Pall Mall, increasing public transport accessibility.

Route 9 runs between Hammersmith and Aldwych, route N9 between Heathrow Airport, Terminal 5 and Aldwych. Together they provide a 24-hour service between Hammersmith and Aldwych. A heritage service also runs on route 9 between Kensington High Street and Trafalgar Square using Routemasters.

Between Green Park and Trafalgar Square, eastbound buses run via Piccadilly, Piccadilly Circus, Haymarket and Cockspur Street and westbound buses run via Cockspur Street, Pall Mall, Waterloo Place, Regent Street, Piccadilly Circus and Piccadilly.

We propsoed that buses in both directions would instead run via St James’s Street and Pall Mall.    

Under this proposal, a total of six stops would no longer be served. These are: the eastbound stops in Piccadilly (stops L and B) and Haymarket (stop R), and the westbound stops in Regent Street (stop Z) and Piccadilly (stops S and G). These stops would continue to be served by other high-frequency routes.

New stops would be served in Pall Mall, towards the St James’s Street end. One of these (westbound) is already in use for tour buses. The eastbound stop would be nearby, at a location to be agreed with Westminster City Council.

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It is expected that the proposed scheme would benefit approximately 3,100 passengers per day between Trafalgar Square and Green Park by giving them a faster journey times.  

There are around 1,270 passenger journeys per day on route 9 between places west of Knightsbridge and Piccadilly Circus which would require a change of bus, or a walk from alternative stops. Some trips between the eastern end of Piccadilly and Trafalgar Square, the Strand and Aldwych would also be affected although high-frequency services to these destinations would continue to be available from Piccadilly.

Areas

  • Hammersmith & Fulham
  • Hillingdon
  • Hounslow
  • Kensington & Chelsea
  • Richmond upon Thames
  • Westminster

Audiences

  • Public
  • Stakeholders

Interests

  • Bus route 9
  • Bus route N9