Timetable Changes Planned for Local Bus Routes

Increased service on 306 and 283 routes but 228 being cut

The number 306 bus is seeing an increase in regularity
The number 306 bus is seeing an increase in regularity. Picture: HF Council

January 17, 2024

A series of changes to local bus timetables is being planned by Transport for London (TfL) to cater for changes patterns of demand.

There is to be an increase in regularity on route 306, from Sainsbury’s in Sands End, via Fulham Broadway, North End Market, the West Ken estate, Olympia, Hammersmith, Ravenscourt Park and Uxbridge Road to Acton Vale. From 13 April, it will increase from every 20 minutes to every 15.

The 283 is also getting a boost at the weekend with extra buses are being added on Saturday and Sunday mornings from 24 February, with a bus on average every 15 minutes, instead of every 20. The earliest buses at weekends will now be at around 5.30am – an hour earlier than at present.

. It runs from Hammersmith bus station, via Brook Green, Shepherds Bush, Loftus Road and the White City estate, past Hammersmith Hospital to Brunel Road, East Acton.

Route 228, which runs through Shepherd’s Bush and White City, past QPR’s stadium, along Uxbridge Road, East Acton and Old Oak Common to the Central Middlesex Hospital, is being trimmed from three buses an hour to two after 13 April, as demand has fallen according to TfL.

Andrew Hatch, from TfL, explained that the changes reflected ‘customer demand’ and were being made to ensure ‘resources are allocated where they are most needed’.


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