Comment on bus route changes

Published: 23 February 2018

Residents are being urged to have their say on Transport for London (TfL) proposals to change the route of a popular bus serving Putney and Wandsworth Town.

The 485 runs from Hammersmith to Ram Street via Putney. TfL wants to increase the frequency of the buses from two to four an hour, with one running every 15 minutes, and introduce evening and Sunday services for the first time.

The route would be changed to run via Putney High Street and the Upper Richmond Road, rather than Putney Bridge Road, and would be extended to include Riverside Quarter, where a new bus stand would be installed.

TfL want to bring in the changes to deliver a more frequent bus service between Hammersmith and Wandsworth and provide Wandsworth Riverside Quarter with better connections to public transport.

The proposed changes would be introduced from late 2018, subject to the outcome of the consultation, further approvals (including implementation of a right turn for buses from Upper Richmond Road into Putney High Street) and the availability of funding.

The council’s transport spokesman Cllr Jonathan Cook said: “We can see the benefits of this proposal and welcome the consultation, and agree that Riverside Quarter needs to be better served by public transport.  The council has secured funding from the local developments that would help pay for these changes.  But we want to ensure the changes are what our residents want, so are urging people to make sure they have their say. ”

How to comment:

Visit tfl.gov.uk/buses/485-283

Email: consultations@tfl.gov.uk

Call 0343 222 1155

Write to FREEPOST TFL CONSULTATIONS (Routes 485 and 283).

The deadline to comment is March 25, 2018