Most proposed changes to routes in the area no longer taking place
The Number 74 bus on Putney Bridge
November 28, 2022
There has been widespread welcome for an announcement by TfL that most of the planned cuts in bus services it had planned will no longer take place.
In the borough of Hammersmith & Fulham, the C3, 14, 72 and 74 buses have been saved, as have the night buses N27 and N74 – and the N72 will still serve Hammersmith
TfL has also withdrawn proposed changes to routes 27, 283, 328 and 430.
The 11 will still run from Fulham, with no changes to stops locally. It will terminate at Waterloo instead of Liverpool Street, replacing the 507.
In total, TfL received 21,528 responses to their consultation and representations were made by both the council and Chelsea and Fulham MP Greg Hands.
Local groups who also campaigned to save the borough’s buses included the H&F Youth Council, Age UK H&F, the Fulham Society, the Hammersmith Society, Fulham Good Neighbours, Fulham Cross Academy, H&F Chamber of Commerce, the Hammersmith BID and HFCyclists.
In July, H&F Council made a detailed, objection to TfL, itemising the impact on residents of proposed cuts to individual bus routes.
Cllr Ben Coleman, Deputy Leader of H&F Council, said: “Congratulations to all those borough residents and local groups who campaigned with the council against the government-imposed cuts to local bus routes. This is a great result.”
Greg Hands said, “This is a real moment for power to the people! The consultation report highlighted the huge, combined petition from me, Nickie Aiken MP, Felicity Buchan MP and local GLA Member Tony Devenish AM which had reached over 10,000 signatures! Our strongly supported petition clearly made a massive difference.
“In total, the consultation received a staggering 21,528 responses and the bus route which attracted the most public comments was the number 14 – which is already London’s slowest route under Khan – it received a total of 2,732 comments. The voices of the local community have been heard, so thank you to the public for your support!”
Number 72 bus on Hammersmith Broadway
There are still some local services that will change including route 23 which will no longer serve Hammersmith bus station. The council says it will continue to lobby against this change. Greg Hands says he will continue to campaign against proposed changes to routes 11, 211 and N11 which would no longer go East-West through the centre, but instead routed south of the River.
Greg Hands is still concerned about the future of the number 11
He added, “This will see an end of the iconic number 11 bus route to Liverpool Street – this has great tradition and is one of London’s most important routes. It also offers a vital route for commuters from my constituency into Central London and it has been a key part of the fabric of Chelsea and Fulham for more than 100 years.
"The 211 and the N11 also serve strategic locations and local services in my constituency such as Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and Charing Cross Hospital. We want to see the routes unchanged.
"Join me in the fight to save the 11, 211 and N11 bus routes by signing my new petition to keep these beloved buses on the same routes and the existing frequencies.”
Extra funding obtained by TfL allowed it to reconsider the proposed cuts and it now says it will focus on improving bus services in outer London in anticipation of the introduction of the extension to the ULEZ.
Like Reading Articles Like This? Help Us Produce More
This site remains committed to providing local community news and public interest journalism.
Articles such as the one above are integral to what we do. We aim to feature as much as possible on local societies, charities based in the area, fundraising efforts by residents, community-based initiatives and even helping people find missing pets.
We’ve always done that and won’t be changing, in fact we’d like to do more.
However, the readership that these stories generates is often below that needed to cover the cost of producing them. Our financial resources are limited and the local media environment is intensely competitive so there is a constraint on what we can do.
We are therefore asking our readers to consider offering financial support to these efforts. Any money given will help support community and public interest news and the expansion of our coverage in this area.
A suggested monthly payment is £8 but we would be grateful for any amount for instance if you think this site offers the equivalent value of a subscription to a daily printed newspaper you may wish to consider £20 per month. If neither of these amounts is suitable for you then contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we can set up an alternative. All payments are made through a secure web site.
One-off donations are also appreciated. Choose The Amount You Wish To Contribute.
If you do support us in this way we’d be interested to hear what kind of articles you would like to see more of on the site – send your suggestions to the editor.
For businesses we offer the chance to be a corporate sponsor of community content on the site. For £30 plus VAT per month you will be the designated sponsor of at least one article a month with your logo appearing if supplied. If there is a specific community group or initiative you’d like to support we can make sure your sponsorship is featured on related content for a one off payment of £50 plus VAT. All payments are made through a secure web site.