Residents across the borough are encouraged to take part in Transport for London’s consultation on its proposed changes to bus routes.
The changes would affect four routes in the borough.
Routes 110 and 419
Routes would be merged and renumbered 110. The new route would go via Whitton, St Margarets and Richmond, and would extend to Hammersmith via Castelnau. However, it would be withdrawn between Whitton and West Middlesex Hospital. The merged route would have buses running every 15 minutes rather than every 20 minutes.
The frequency would change from:
- Monday to Saturday daytime - From every six minutes to every seven to eight minutes.
- Monday to Saturday evening - From every 10 minutes to every 12 minutes On Sundays - From every eight minutes to every 10 minutes during shopping hours.
The route will be covered at its busiest point by extended route 110/419.
This route would be withdrawn between Richmond, Manor Circus Homebase and Richmond Bus Station.
This route would be rerouted to serve nearer to Twickenham station and no longer go via Richmond, Manor Circus and Twickenham town centre.
Cllr Alexander Ehmann, Cabinet Member for Transport, Streetscene and Air Quality said:
“The prospect of buses serving parts of the borough that have long-argued for better bus provision is welcome, but this should not be at the expense of frequency or service on other routes.
“Any reductions in service are particularly disappointing when overall bus usage in Richmond upon Thames is bucking the trend with increasing usage.
“Reducing the frequency of bus services might seem of lesser impact, but if it makes it more difficult for wheelchair users and parents with buggies to board buses then it runs the risk of disrupting travel and pushing these important users back into more polluting travel options.
“I would encourage our residents to take part in this consultation and press TfL to deliver the best services it can for our borough. I know that local people care passionately about our bus services and hope that TfL can improve their proposals.”
You can have your say online, by emailing:firstname.lastname@example.org, or in writing to FREEPOST TFL CONSULTATIONS before the deadline on by Tuesday 11 December 2018.
I'm trying to understand what will happen with the 110 route. I use it to get to West Middlesex hospital. My route is from opposite Waitrose in London Road - I can park my mobility scooter at Waitrose and cross over to the bus stop - but if I can't get a bus that goes to the hospital door, I can't walk the distance between the 267 stop on the main road and the hospital door. Am I to understand that this proposal will cut out West Middlesex Hospital from its route? It's difficult enough to be disabled without losing one of the few available links to hospital care that offer me some sort of independence. Please don't re-route the 110 away from West Middlesex Hospital!Peggy O'Sheel on 2018-11-10 17:09:17 +0000
Having the 110 go through Twickenham up to West Middlesex Hospital has added a different dimension to travelling from Isleworth to Twickenham-If you miss a 267 you have the chance of a 110-But I will say, that they do seem to run together? I would like to see the 110 continue on this route but spread a little apart from the 267.Christine Cowey on 2018-11-10 20:51:56 +0000
I support the above comments about the proposed changes to the 110 route - the link to the Hospital is evidently vital for those who use it. I am also concerned about any diminution of service to the H37 north of the A316. This is a well used service out of peak hours too.Ben Driver on 2018-11-12 10:40:10 +0000
I am opposed to any rerouting of 110, H22 and H37 buses. The travelling public needs these routes to remain as they are.Donald Simpson on 2018-11-28 11:52:29 +0000
Will the 110 route be via Castelnau, Church Road etc. or will it go via Lonsdale Road as the 419 does now.Dot Bateman on 2019-02-12 09:41:10 +0000