|Big Changes for Brentford & Isleworth Bus Services|
Revised routes to start operating for the 110 and H22
Significant changes are due to take place to bus services in the Brentford and Isleworth areas this Saturday (12 December).
The 110 bus route, which currently runs between Hounslow and West Middlesex Hospital, will be diverted at Powder Mill Lane to run to Hammersmith Bus Station via Percy Road, Whitton, Warren Road, Twickenham Stadium, St Margaret’s Station and Richmond Bridge to Richmond Town Centre, then via the current 391 route to Hammersmith Bus Station.
Monday to Friday the 110 will increase in frequency to run every 15 minutes during the AM peak, midday and PM peak periods. and every 20 minutes in the evening.
The Saturday service will be every 15 minutes during the day, and every 20 minutes in the evening.
Sundays will see buses running every 30 minutes in the early morning and then every 20 minutes for the rest of the day
Buses will run non-stop between Twickenham Stadium and St Margaret’s Station in both directions while bus stops are installed along Chertsey Road.
Route 391 will be withdrawn from this date, while route H22 will be restructured to serve West Middlesex Hospital after a local campaign forced Transport for London (TfL) to reconsider their original plans which would have seen a reduced service to the hospital.
Earlier proposals put forward in 2018 triggered protests from Isleworth residents and an online campaign and street petition was led by Councillor Salman Shaheen. Instead of scrapping the 110 service which provided a link between West Mid Hospital and the Ivybridge Estate, TfL agreed to re-route the 110 service and extend the existing H22 bus from Twickenham to serve West Middlesex Hospital via the Ivybridge Estate.
The frequency of service on route H37 which runs from Hounslow to Richmond via Isleworth is to be reduced.
Route H22 will be cut back to Twickenham but will be extended to West Middlesex Hospital. This bus route which currently runs between Hounslow and Richmond will be diverted in Twickenham Town Centre to West Middlesex Hospital via London Road, Isleworth and Twickenham Road, replacing route 110 over this section. TfL says that route H22 will provide more buses per hour than the current route 110 between Twickenham, Isleworth and West Middlesex Hospital.
Route 117, which runs between Staines and the West Mid will have its temporary timetable removed and the service will now run every 20 minutes during the AM peak, midday and PM peak periods on Monday to Fridays and during the daytime on Saturdays, and to every 30 minutes during the daytime on Sundays.
Route 235 which runs between the Great West Quarter in Brentford and the Sunbury area will also no longer be on a temporary timetable and the service will now run every 8 minutes during the AM peak, midday and PM peak periods on Monday to Fridays and during the daytime on Saturdays and to every 12 minutes during the daytime on Sundays.
TFL consulted back in 2018 on proposals to reallocate bus resources to where they said additional capacity was needed in Richmond, Twickenham and Whitton. However negative responses to the consultation and the closure of Hammersmith Bridge made it necessary for them to make amendments.
December 9, 2020