I am writing to inform you about some changes to our bus services in the Barnes area, particularly on the services we created following the closure of Hammersmith Bridge.
From Saturday 16 July:
- Route 533 buses will resume serving all stops between Chiswick and Mortlake Cemetery in both directions. Buses will run every 17 minutes, instead of every 15 minutes, during morning and evening periods
- Route 209 will be reduced in frequency from four to two buses an hour
- Route 378 will be rerouted via Barnes Pond, continuing on to Church Road from Barnes High Street before turning right onto Rocks Lane and then left into Mill Hill Road. This means it will no longer serve Station Road and the West of Mill Hill Road. Route 378 will also be reduced in frequency from eight to four buses an hour.
These changes are part of our work to deliver better value for money by ensuring bus service levels more closely match demand. We hope that by reinstating all of the stops between Chiswick and Mortlake Cemetery on route 533, more people will be encouraged to use the service, and complete their journeys on foot or by cycle.
Following works at the junction of Rocks Lane and Mill Hill Road buses can now safely turn left, which allows the 378 to take a more direct route.
We would like to hear you views about these changes. You can read more about our plans, look at changes on route maps and leave us your feedback on our website https://haveyoursay.tfl.gov.uk/barnes-bus-changes.
We will keep these changes under review to ensure we continue to offer the best service we can. For more information on these and other service changes, visit our bus changes page.
Our TfL Go app provides information on real-time bus arrivals and status updates. You can use the TfL Go app to plan step-free journeys. All of our bus routes are served by low-floor vehicles, with a dedicated space for one wheelchair user and an access ramp.
Wearing face coverings is no longer mandatory on our services, but we continue to strongly recommend wearing one if you are able to.
Andrew Hatch | Community Partnerships Specialist (West)
Transport for London | City Planning | Local Communities & Partnerships