Have your say on proposed big changes for local buses

After pressure from Hammersmith & Fulham Council, TfL has opened a consultation on ways to fix its broken 266 bus route. And this is your last chance to share your views – the consultation closes on 17 September.

It is seeking the opinion of transport users in the area over plans to change the infamous rote, which is plagued by delay, and causes daily frustration for bus users.

“The 266 bus is failing to properly serve local people, due mainly to congestion, and we welcome this consultation,” said Cllr Wesley Harcourt, H&F Cabinet Member for Environment, Transport and Residents Services.

The consultation involves proposals to make changes to routes the 266, as well as to other key routes in and around the borough.

Under the proposals, the 266 would terminate at Acton Town Centre from the north, and there would be two new routes serving Askew Road: the 206 from North Acton to Hammersmith, and the 306 from Acton Vale to Sands End via Hammersmith. However, route 391 from Richmond would terminate at Hammersmith and no longer serve Sands End.

Changes are also proposed to routes 95, 112, 120, 266, 391, 427, 440, E1, E3, E5, E10 and H32.

And they are also seeking opinions on proposed changes to routes 140, 223, 697, 698 including introducing new routes 218, 278, 306 and X140.

The consultation is timed to take into account the opening of the new Elizabeth line (Crossrail) stations in the area, and the way commuting and other patterns of movement have changed.

“Now is our chance to get things right for bus users in Hammersmith & Fulham,” said Cllr Harcourt, “so I would urge as many people as possible to let TfL know what they think about these proposals.”