Four new bus routes have been introduced including two improved links between Heathrow, Hillingdon and Harrow (278 and X140), with the remaining two additional routes between Acton, Hammersmith and Fulham (218 and 306). Three other routes have been extended, with the H9 and H10 now serving more parts of Northwick Park Hospital and the 440 extended to Wembley Eastern Lands and rerouted between Acton and North Acton. Nine further routes, including the 140, 224, 226 and 391 have had changes associated with the introduction of the new bus services.
The changes, which follow a consultation undertaken by TfL in 2017, are improving transport in outer London by creating faster connections, better coverage and more direct, frequent services.
Geoff Hobbs, Director of Public Service Planning at TfL, said: “We are pleased to implement these changes to improve the bus network in outer London, with new bus routes and extensions to existing routes making bus services a convenient option for even more Londoners. The changes to the bus network will improve access for thousands of commuters to Tube and TfL Rail Services, and improve links to key services like local hospitals.”
Residents of west and northwest London are benefitting from improved transport links as changes to routes in outer London were implemented on Saturday (7 December).