TfL Plans Changes to Local Bus Routes

E1 to be extended to Osterley Tesco and new school service proposed

Bus route E1 set to be extended
Bus route E1 set to be extended. Picture: Au Morandarte


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September 8, 2023

Transport for London (TfL) has started a consultation on some changes to local bus services.

Firstly, they are proposing to extend the current E1 service to Osterley Tesco. Currently it terminates at Ealing Broadway where there are capacity issues with the number of routes than finish at the same location.

The E1 bus route currently runs from Greenford, Clifton Road to Ealing Broadway, Haven Green. The proposed route would travel via South Ealing Road, Great West Road and Syon Lane.

This would offer new direct links and extra capacity between north and south Ealing, between Greenford, Drayton Green, Ealing Broadway, South Ealing, North Brentford, Great West Road and Osterley.


In addition, a new school bus service is planned that would run between Ivybridge Estate and Syon Lane (near Bolder Academy and Nishkam School).

School route 618 would run from Ivybridge Estate via Twickenham Road, Worton Road, Bridge Road and Syon Lane. There would be two journeys each school day, one in the morning (to Syon Lane) and one in the afternoon (to Ivybridge Estate). Subject to consultation, the service would start running in early next year and would use the same roads and bus stops as the H28 in this area.

A spokesperson for the Osterley and Wyke Green Residents' Assocation said, "These additional routes are very welcome. We also urgently need a bus route along Windmill Lane to either Southall or Hanwell to connect us quickly to the Elizabeth line, especially as there is no prospect of getting the Brentford-Southall Rail Link in the near future. If the Tesco/Homebase developments are approved by the Secretary of State we need considerably better public transport provision, as we are currently in a PTAL 2 area, which means that public transport provision is described as 'poor'."

To take part in the online survey on either or both proposals you will need to register with your email address. If you prefer, you can also email or telephone 020 3054 6037 and leave your name and contact number and TfL will call you back. Quote ‘Bus routes E1, 618’ when leaving your message. Alternatively, you can write to: FREEPOST TfL HAVE YOUR SAY (no postage stamp required)

The following are other means of finding out details of what is being proposed and responding:

  • A copy of the consultation survey in case you would prefer to respond in writing
  • An Easy Read version of the proposals
  • An Easy Read version of the survey
  • British Sign Language (BSL) videos about the proposals and survey
  • Audio versions of the proposals and survey

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