Hammersmith Bridge bus changes

Meeting: 
MQT on 2019-06-20
Session date: 
June 20, 2019
Reference: 
2019/12033
Question By: 
Caroline Russell
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

In your response to my question 2019/8854 you cited changes by Transport for London (TfL) to improve public transport links. People crossing Hammersmith Bridge need buses that connect at each end but residents feel this has not been provided. Will TfL ensure that adequate capacity is provided for those still able to cross Hammersmith Bridge having reached it by bus?

Answer

Hammersmith Bridge bus changes

Hammersmith Bridge bus changes

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Transport for London (TfL) is working to strike a balance between those wishing to cross the bridge on foot and those who want to travel by bus to the tube stations at Hammersmith or Putney. The overall number of buses in the area is about the same as before the bridge closure, but owing to the restrictions on the bridge, they have been forced to serve different locations. 

Transport for London (TfL) has set up an engagement website at https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/buses/hammersmith-bridge and it is continuing to receive and review customer comments about the route changes. I would encourage residents to submit their observations on underserved local transport links here. In addition, TfL is continuing to monitor the capacity and demand on these routes and make adjustments to services as necessary. This means TfL can accurately assess options and consider making alterations to services. An example of this is the increased frequency on route 33, which was introduced in early June.