Says passenger numbers down since Hammersmith Bridge opened to pedestrians
Bus route 533. Picture: YouTube
Transport for London (TfL) has rejected representations for stops on the 533 bus route to be reintroduced along the A316 in Chiswick.
Councillors, the local Greater Assembly Member Nick Rogers, Chiswick House staff, Chiswick School pupils and parents all made the request which was forwarded to the Deputy Mayor for Transport.
In response said that monitoring of the usage of the route showed than passenger numbers have been considerably lower since Hammersmith Bridge reopened to pedestrians and cyclists and therefore it had been decided to continue running the service non-stop between Mortlake and Hammersmith. The explanation was that it was necessary to ensure a quick and reliable service for passengers wanting to travel between Barnes and Hammersmith for passengers who could not easily walk or cycle across the bridge.
A full review of the bus network in the Barnes/Mortlake area is planned looking at data collected in November which is traditionally one of the busiest periods in the year.
When the service was first introduced following the closure of Hammersmith Bridge it stopped three times on the A316 this side of Chiswick Bridge but now those stops are only served by route 190.
Cllr John Todd said, "We emphatically do not agree with TfL’s decision to continue to run the 533 service non-stop between Mortlake & Hammersmith. We will continue to challenge this decision."
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November 13, 2021