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Consultation has concluded

Update 7 March 2024

Following our consultation in Autumn 2023, we’re extending the E1 to Osterley and introducing the 618, a new school route in Isleworth.

E1 bus route extension – From May 2027 we’ll extend the E1 to the former Osterley Tesco site, when a new housing development opens there. We can bring this date forward if necessary.

New 618 school route – From September 2024, we’ll introduce a new ‘school days only’ bus between Ivybridge Estate and Bolder Academy via Macfarlane Lane.

Thank you to everyone who took part in this consultation - we received 489 responses.

Our consultation report lists key issues raised. We have also published a response to these issues.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions at haveyoursay@tfl.gov.uk.

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Update 19 October 2023

This consultation has now closed. Thank you to everyone who responded. We are analysing your feedback and will report back shortly.

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Transport for London warmly invite you to tell us what you think of our proposals to expand bus services in Ealing and Hounslow.

We are proposing to extend the E1 bus route from Ealing Broadway to Osterley Tesco and introduce a new school bus route 618 between Ivybridge Estate and Syon Lane, near Bolder Academy and Nishkam School.

Proposals

Background

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Proposals

1. Introduce a new school bus service for Bolder Academy and Nishkam School in Isleworth


Map showing new school bus route 618(click on map for larger image)

Transport for London are thinking of starting a new school bus service 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 2024.This route would use the same roads and bus stops as the H28 in this area.

Route 618 would provide new direct links to Isleworth schools for students living south of Syon Lane, along London Road, Bridge Road, Worton Road, Twickenham Road and Summerwood Road.


2. Proposal to extend E1 from Ealing Broadway to Osterley Tesco


Map showing proposed E1 extension to Osterley(click on map for larger image)

To improve links to Ealing Broadway, we’re proposing to extend the E1 bus route via 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.

The E1 bus route currently runs from Greenford, Clifton Road to Ealing Broadway, Haven Green.


Background

Buses play a crucial role in making London a more prosperous city, connecting Londoners to their work, education, families, friends, shopping, and leisure.

London’s bus network is our most affordable and accessible type of public transport. It’s a sustainable alternative to cars, for journeys that can’t be walked or cycled.

We continuously review and adapt the bus network to reflect changing customer needs. So, buses are where our customers need them most, including serving new homes and expanding schools.

The Mayor’s committed to expanding outer London’s bus network, to strengthen alternatives to private cars and maximise the benefits of expanding the Ultra Low Emission Zone.

Our Bus Action Plan is about increasing the number of bus journeys, by making bus travel better, faster and greener. We continue to grow our fleet of zero-emission buses, with over 950 so far. The whole fleet will be converted by 2034 (possibly 2030, subject to government funding). Other projects include 12% more countdown signs at bus stops in every London borough.


How you can find out more

We have provided more information to help you respond, and we want this consultation to be accessible to everyone. Visit the document library for:

If you need to translate this page into another language, please use the ‘Select language’ button at the bottom of this page.

Connecting with London's deaf community on our consultations

To enhance how we engage and consult with London's deaf community we are trialling a British Sign Language (BSL) consultation conversation service. This service will allow us to have a two-way BSL translated discussion on any aspect of this consultation with a BSL speaker.

To request a BSL consultation conversation please contact us at haveyoursay@tfl.gov.uk and we will be in contact to arrange this at a convenient time.

Following this trial, we will evaluate the service to determine if this is something we are able to offer on other consultations in the future.


What happens next

We’ll consider all the responses we receive and prepare a consultation report after the consultation ends on Wednesday 18 October 2023. The report will be published on our website in late 2023.

Update 7 March 2024

Following our consultation in Autumn 2023, we’re extending the E1 to Osterley and introducing the 618, a new school route in Isleworth.

E1 bus route extension – From May 2027 we’ll extend the E1 to the former Osterley Tesco site, when a new housing development opens there. We can bring this date forward if necessary.

New 618 school route – From September 2024, we’ll introduce a new ‘school days only’ bus between Ivybridge Estate and Bolder Academy via Macfarlane Lane.

Thank you to everyone who took part in this consultation - we received 489 responses.

Our consultation report lists key issues raised. We have also published a response to these issues.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions at haveyoursay@tfl.gov.uk.

-update ends-

Update 19 October 2023

This consultation has now closed. Thank you to everyone who responded. We are analysing your feedback and will report back shortly.

-update ends-

Transport for London warmly invite you to tell us what you think of our proposals to expand bus services in Ealing and Hounslow.

We are proposing to extend the E1 bus route from Ealing Broadway to Osterley Tesco and introduce a new school bus route 618 between Ivybridge Estate and Syon Lane, near Bolder Academy and Nishkam School.

Proposals

Background

How you can find out more

Tell us your views

What happens next



Proposals

1. Introduce a new school bus service for Bolder Academy and Nishkam School in Isleworth


Map showing new school bus route 618(click on map for larger image)

Transport for London are thinking of starting a new school bus service 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 2024.This route would use the same roads and bus stops as the H28 in this area.

Route 618 would provide new direct links to Isleworth schools for students living south of Syon Lane, along London Road, Bridge Road, Worton Road, Twickenham Road and Summerwood Road.


2. Proposal to extend E1 from Ealing Broadway to Osterley Tesco


Map showing proposed E1 extension to Osterley(click on map for larger image)

To improve links to Ealing Broadway, we’re proposing to extend the E1 bus route via 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.

The E1 bus route currently runs from Greenford, Clifton Road to Ealing Broadway, Haven Green.


Background

Buses play a crucial role in making London a more prosperous city, connecting Londoners to their work, education, families, friends, shopping, and leisure.

London’s bus network is our most affordable and accessible type of public transport. It’s a sustainable alternative to cars, for journeys that can’t be walked or cycled.

We continuously review and adapt the bus network to reflect changing customer needs. So, buses are where our customers need them most, including serving new homes and expanding schools.

The Mayor’s committed to expanding outer London’s bus network, to strengthen alternatives to private cars and maximise the benefits of expanding the Ultra Low Emission Zone.

Our Bus Action Plan is about increasing the number of bus journeys, by making bus travel better, faster and greener. We continue to grow our fleet of zero-emission buses, with over 950 so far. The whole fleet will be converted by 2034 (possibly 2030, subject to government funding). Other projects include 12% more countdown signs at bus stops in every London borough.


How you can find out more

We have provided more information to help you respond, and we want this consultation to be accessible to everyone. Visit the document library for:

If you need to translate this page into another language, please use the ‘Select language’ button at the bottom of this page.

Connecting with London's deaf community on our consultations

To enhance how we engage and consult with London's deaf community we are trialling a British Sign Language (BSL) consultation conversation service. This service will allow us to have a two-way BSL translated discussion on any aspect of this consultation with a BSL speaker.

To request a BSL consultation conversation please contact us at haveyoursay@tfl.gov.uk and we will be in contact to arrange this at a convenient time.

Following this trial, we will evaluate the service to determine if this is something we are able to offer on other consultations in the future.


What happens next

We’ll consider all the responses we receive and prepare a consultation report after the consultation ends on Wednesday 18 October 2023. The report will be published on our website in late 2023.

Consultation has concluded

If you have any questions about the scheme, you can ask us here. We will then aim to get back to you.

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  • Share Will the disused bus westbound bus stop on the A4 Great West Road and Boston Manor Road be reinstated. This would provide a far safer and shorter pedestrian link in reasonable distance of Brentford Station and the E8/195 services on the south side of Boston Manor Road. Currently the H91 is a considerable and safety compromised distance away and would also create a link to service the three schools on the south side of Osterley on Facebook Share Will the disused bus westbound bus stop on the A4 Great West Road and Boston Manor Road be reinstated. This would provide a far safer and shorter pedestrian link in reasonable distance of Brentford Station and the E8/195 services on the south side of Boston Manor Road. Currently the H91 is a considerable and safety compromised distance away and would also create a link to service the three schools on the south side of Osterley on Twitter Share Will the disused bus westbound bus stop on the A4 Great West Road and Boston Manor Road be reinstated. This would provide a far safer and shorter pedestrian link in reasonable distance of Brentford Station and the E8/195 services on the south side of Boston Manor Road. Currently the H91 is a considerable and safety compromised distance away and would also create a link to service the three schools on the south side of Osterley on Linkedin Email Will the disused bus westbound bus stop on the A4 Great West Road and Boston Manor Road be reinstated. This would provide a far safer and shorter pedestrian link in reasonable distance of Brentford Station and the E8/195 services on the south side of Boston Manor Road. Currently the H91 is a considerable and safety compromised distance away and would also create a link to service the three schools on the south side of Osterley link

    Will the disused bus westbound bus stop on the A4 Great West Road and Boston Manor Road be reinstated. This would provide a far safer and shorter pedestrian link in reasonable distance of Brentford Station and the E8/195 services on the south side of Boston Manor Road. Currently the H91 is a considerable and safety compromised distance away and would also create a link to service the three schools on the south side of Osterley

    Brentfordite asked 9 months ago

    Thanks for alerting us. We’d also like this bus stop re-instated and will look into this.

  • Share There have been local concerns about the E1 service reducing frequency and capacity to the 65 service between Brentford, Watermans, South Ealing and Ealing Broadway. There is no mention of existing services or whether any changes will result. Currently, delays to routes 65, E2 and H91 are extreme on a daily basis - even at 07.30 on weekends and many journeys are curtailed northbound on the 65 at Brentford Watermans or A4. The proposed E1 will also suffer the same delays in both directions. As the delays are a result of junction Signal remodelling ( and not the current roadworks which prior to the remodelling was minimal) this may be a permanent problem. How will any service be reliable? on Facebook Share There have been local concerns about the E1 service reducing frequency and capacity to the 65 service between Brentford, Watermans, South Ealing and Ealing Broadway. There is no mention of existing services or whether any changes will result. Currently, delays to routes 65, E2 and H91 are extreme on a daily basis - even at 07.30 on weekends and many journeys are curtailed northbound on the 65 at Brentford Watermans or A4. The proposed E1 will also suffer the same delays in both directions. As the delays are a result of junction Signal remodelling ( and not the current roadworks which prior to the remodelling was minimal) this may be a permanent problem. How will any service be reliable? on Twitter Share There have been local concerns about the E1 service reducing frequency and capacity to the 65 service between Brentford, Watermans, South Ealing and Ealing Broadway. There is no mention of existing services or whether any changes will result. Currently, delays to routes 65, E2 and H91 are extreme on a daily basis - even at 07.30 on weekends and many journeys are curtailed northbound on the 65 at Brentford Watermans or A4. The proposed E1 will also suffer the same delays in both directions. As the delays are a result of junction Signal remodelling ( and not the current roadworks which prior to the remodelling was minimal) this may be a permanent problem. How will any service be reliable? on Linkedin Email There have been local concerns about the E1 service reducing frequency and capacity to the 65 service between Brentford, Watermans, South Ealing and Ealing Broadway. There is no mention of existing services or whether any changes will result. Currently, delays to routes 65, E2 and H91 are extreme on a daily basis - even at 07.30 on weekends and many journeys are curtailed northbound on the 65 at Brentford Watermans or A4. The proposed E1 will also suffer the same delays in both directions. As the delays are a result of junction Signal remodelling ( and not the current roadworks which prior to the remodelling was minimal) this may be a permanent problem. How will any service be reliable? link

    There have been local concerns about the E1 service reducing frequency and capacity to the 65 service between Brentford, Watermans, South Ealing and Ealing Broadway. There is no mention of existing services or whether any changes will result. Currently, delays to routes 65, E2 and H91 are extreme on a daily basis - even at 07.30 on weekends and many journeys are curtailed northbound on the 65 at Brentford Watermans or A4. The proposed E1 will also suffer the same delays in both directions. As the delays are a result of junction Signal remodelling ( and not the current roadworks which prior to the remodelling was minimal) this may be a permanent problem. How will any service be reliable?

    Brentfordite asked 9 months ago

    Thanks for making us aware of the issues at the A4 junction. We’ll follow this up.  

  • Share Re. extension of E1 along South Ealing Road: The 65 route that already runs along here is plagued with timetable problems of long delays, gaps in service, and clustering, many due to traffic bottlenecks. Are any changes to be made to improve this service before adding another route that will be of no benefit to Ealing residents travelling south of the A4. Will fewer 65s now be available? In particular, recent changes to traffic light phasing at the A4 junction have caused long tailbacks and holdups on his route; these need to be reversed - as they will also impact the proposed new route. on Facebook Share Re. extension of E1 along South Ealing Road: The 65 route that already runs along here is plagued with timetable problems of long delays, gaps in service, and clustering, many due to traffic bottlenecks. Are any changes to be made to improve this service before adding another route that will be of no benefit to Ealing residents travelling south of the A4. Will fewer 65s now be available? In particular, recent changes to traffic light phasing at the A4 junction have caused long tailbacks and holdups on his route; these need to be reversed - as they will also impact the proposed new route. on Twitter Share Re. extension of E1 along South Ealing Road: The 65 route that already runs along here is plagued with timetable problems of long delays, gaps in service, and clustering, many due to traffic bottlenecks. Are any changes to be made to improve this service before adding another route that will be of no benefit to Ealing residents travelling south of the A4. Will fewer 65s now be available? In particular, recent changes to traffic light phasing at the A4 junction have caused long tailbacks and holdups on his route; these need to be reversed - as they will also impact the proposed new route. on Linkedin Email Re. extension of E1 along South Ealing Road: The 65 route that already runs along here is plagued with timetable problems of long delays, gaps in service, and clustering, many due to traffic bottlenecks. Are any changes to be made to improve this service before adding another route that will be of no benefit to Ealing residents travelling south of the A4. Will fewer 65s now be available? In particular, recent changes to traffic light phasing at the A4 junction have caused long tailbacks and holdups on his route; these need to be reversed - as they will also impact the proposed new route. link

    Re. extension of E1 along South Ealing Road: The 65 route that already runs along here is plagued with timetable problems of long delays, gaps in service, and clustering, many due to traffic bottlenecks. Are any changes to be made to improve this service before adding another route that will be of no benefit to Ealing residents travelling south of the A4. Will fewer 65s now be available? In particular, recent changes to traffic light phasing at the A4 junction have caused long tailbacks and holdups on his route; these need to be reversed - as they will also impact the proposed new route.

    Route65 asked 9 months ago

    There is no plan to alter the frequency of route 65.

    Thanks for making us aware of the issues at the A4 junction. We’ll follow this up.

  • Share Will the frequency of the E1 bus be the same as now, which will obviously mean more E1 buses on the road at the same time to cover the longer route. on Facebook Share Will the frequency of the E1 bus be the same as now, which will obviously mean more E1 buses on the road at the same time to cover the longer route. on Twitter Share Will the frequency of the E1 bus be the same as now, which will obviously mean more E1 buses on the road at the same time to cover the longer route. on Linkedin Email Will the frequency of the E1 bus be the same as now, which will obviously mean more E1 buses on the road at the same time to cover the longer route. link

    Will the frequency of the E1 bus be the same as now, which will obviously mean more E1 buses on the road at the same time to cover the longer route.

    mjs_uk asked 9 months ago

    Bus route E1 runs every 10 minutes for most of the day from Monday to Sunday. It runs every 15 minutes in the evenings.

    The frequency of the E1 bus will stay the same except some additional journeys towards Ealing in the morning peak, and towards Greenford in the afternoon peak, that give a bus every 7 – 8 minutes. These journeys will be withdrawn as demand has changed since the Elizabeth Line opened.

  • Share Are we currently on extending the route on Facebook Share Are we currently on extending the route on Twitter Share Are we currently on extending the route on Linkedin Email Are we currently on extending the route link

    Are we currently on extending the route

    Londoner9092 asked 9 months ago

    Hi there, please provide more information so we can reply.

  • Share Please could you confirm whether the school day only extra journey on route H28 towards Syon Lane in the morning peak and from Syon Lane in the afternoon will be retained when route 618 is introduced. on Facebook Share Please could you confirm whether the school day only extra journey on route H28 towards Syon Lane in the morning peak and from Syon Lane in the afternoon will be retained when route 618 is introduced. on Twitter Share Please could you confirm whether the school day only extra journey on route H28 towards Syon Lane in the morning peak and from Syon Lane in the afternoon will be retained when route 618 is introduced. on Linkedin Email Please could you confirm whether the school day only extra journey on route H28 towards Syon Lane in the morning peak and from Syon Lane in the afternoon will be retained when route 618 is introduced. link

    Please could you confirm whether the school day only extra journey on route H28 towards Syon Lane in the morning peak and from Syon Lane in the afternoon will be retained when route 618 is introduced.

    londonurbanista asked 9 months ago

    Yes, we are planning to retain the extra school day journey on route H28.  

  • Share Your proposal states that the 618 service if for Bolder Academy and Nishkam School. Will students from other schools be able to access the service? on Facebook Share Your proposal states that the 618 service if for Bolder Academy and Nishkam School. Will students from other schools be able to access the service? on Twitter Share Your proposal states that the 618 service if for Bolder Academy and Nishkam School. Will students from other schools be able to access the service? on Linkedin Email Your proposal states that the 618 service if for Bolder Academy and Nishkam School. Will students from other schools be able to access the service? link

    Your proposal states that the 618 service if for Bolder Academy and Nishkam School. Will students from other schools be able to access the service?

    J Higginbottom asked 9 months ago

    Yes 

  • Share The text of the consultation webpage states in relation to new school route 618 that: ‘This route would use the same roads and bus stops as the H28 in this area’ Please could you amend the text on the website, which is confusing as route 618 would actually serve many different roads than the H28, perhaps you meant to say ‘in the Syon Lane area’? on Facebook Share The text of the consultation webpage states in relation to new school route 618 that: ‘This route would use the same roads and bus stops as the H28 in this area’ Please could you amend the text on the website, which is confusing as route 618 would actually serve many different roads than the H28, perhaps you meant to say ‘in the Syon Lane area’? on Twitter Share The text of the consultation webpage states in relation to new school route 618 that: ‘This route would use the same roads and bus stops as the H28 in this area’ Please could you amend the text on the website, which is confusing as route 618 would actually serve many different roads than the H28, perhaps you meant to say ‘in the Syon Lane area’? on Linkedin Email The text of the consultation webpage states in relation to new school route 618 that: ‘This route would use the same roads and bus stops as the H28 in this area’ Please could you amend the text on the website, which is confusing as route 618 would actually serve many different roads than the H28, perhaps you meant to say ‘in the Syon Lane area’? link

    The text of the consultation webpage states in relation to new school route 618 that: ‘This route would use the same roads and bus stops as the H28 in this area’ Please could you amend the text on the website, which is confusing as route 618 would actually serve many different roads than the H28, perhaps you meant to say ‘in the Syon Lane area’?

    londonurbanista asked 9 months ago

    Thanks for brining this to our attention. The page is now updated.