Route 419 hail and ride conversion to fixed stops

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Update

Please note; a replacement drop in session will take place at Barnes Sports Club on Tuesday 6 June between 14:00 and 20:00. This replaces the one that was scheduled for Saturday 13 May.

Lonsdale Road installation of fixed bus stops

We are proposing to convert a hail and ride section of bus route 419 to fixed stops. The section of hail and ride is Lonsdale Road in Barnes, in London Borough of Richmond upon Thames.

Hail and ride is where you can get on or off the bus by signalling to the driver that you want to get on

Update

Please note; a replacement drop in session will take place at Barnes Sports Club on Tuesday 6 June between 14:00 and 20:00. This replaces the one that was scheduled for Saturday 13 May.

Lonsdale Road installation of fixed bus stops

We are proposing to convert a hail and ride section of bus route 419 to fixed stops. The section of hail and ride is Lonsdale Road in Barnes, in London Borough of Richmond upon Thames.

Hail and ride is where you can get on or off the bus by signalling to the driver that you want to get on or off the bus at a certain points along the road rather than using a designated bus stop.

The proposals would see four sets of bus stops placed along Lonsdale Road and allow bus services to become fully accessible to bus users and the local community. Passengers would need to use these bus stops to use the service and would no longer be able to hail the bus along Lonsdale Road. The existing hail and ride route in the remainder of Barnes would continue as now.

Why are we proposing this?

Lonsdale Road has seen an increase in on-street parking, making it difficult for drivers to pull alongside a kerb and allow passengers on and off the bus. As a result of the bus not being able to pull alongside the kerb, some passengers are not able to use the service.

We need to make sure all our customers feel that the bus is the best option for their journey and that they will have a safe and comfortable experience at bus stops and on buses. We will work collaboratively to ensure the experience of using the bus matches the expectations and requirements of all our existing and potential customers, including working with boroughs, public transport advocates and stakeholder groups.

The bus is already one of our most affordable, accessible and inclusive forms of transport. All of our buses are wheelchair accessible, fitted with ramps, and can be lowered to pavement level to make it easier for older or disabled passengers to board. Nearly 95% of our bus stops are accessible.

Bus users along Lonsdale Road would also benefit from real time information about bus arrival and journey times as they could have bus stop reference points for their journey. This may make people feel safer when using the bus as they would know an almost real-time arrival time for the bus at the next bus stop. An easy read version of our proposals is available in the Documents section.

Location of bus stops

To make sure the new bus stops would be fully accessible, the local authority, LB Richmond upon Thames are also proposing some highway changes to Lonsdale Road.

We are suggesting these locations. However, you can use our “map” tool to locate your own stop and let us know why you think it should be there.

We have tried to take in to account location of trees, dropped kerbs and popular places where passengers get on and off the bus to propose our locations, trying where possible to keep within 400 metres of the next stop.

1. Near junction with Gerard Road

Along the side wall of 76 Gerard Road on Lonsdale Road (Bus towards Richmond)

  • Proposed permanent bus stop to replace existing single yellow line restrictions
  • 10 metres of the kerb would be raised to make the bus stop fully accessible

Opposite 265-271 Lonsdale Road (Bus towards Bessborough Road, Roehampton)

  • Proposed permanent bus stop to replace existing single yellow line restrictions
  • 10 metres of the kerb would be raised to make the bus stop fully accessible

It is proposed to install a new raised Zebra Crossing which would replace the existing central island between the bus stops.

2. Near Walnut Tree Close

At the back of 60-71 Walnut Tree Close (Bus towards Richmond)

  • Proposed permanent bus stop to replace existing double yellow lines and advisory cycle lane
  • 10 metres of the kerb would be raised to make the bus stop fully accessible

Opposite 247-249 Lonsdale Road (Bus towards Bessborough Road, Roehampton)

  • Proposed permanent bus stop to replace existing double yellow lines and advisory cycle lane
  • Existing footway to be widened by 1.5 metres to create a bus boarder with higher accessible kerb

It is proposed to install a new raised Zebra Crossing which would replace the existing central island. (This is subject to further funding).

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3. Next to St Paul’s Playing Fields

Outside 35-37 Lonsdale Road (Bus towards Richmond)

  • Proposed permanent bus stop to replace existing single yellow line
  • Removal of two permit holder bays
  • Zig-zag markings to be shortened
  • 10 metres of the kerb would be raised to make the bus stop fully accessible

Opposite 41a and 43 Lonsdale Road (Bus towards Bessborough Road, Roehampton)

  • Proposed permanent bus stop to replace existing double yellow lines
  • Removal of five permit holder parking bays
  • 10 metres of the kerb would be raised to make the bus stop fully accessible

Outside 39 Lonsdale Road

  • Existing build out extended to reduce crossing point and improve visibility sightlines
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4. Near junction with St Hilda’s Road and Blakemore Gardens

Outside 1b The Day Nursery (Bus towards Richmond)

  • Proposed permanent bus stop to replace existing double yellow lines
  • Removal of one short stay bay
  • 10 metres of the kerb would be raised to make the bus stop fully accessible

Outside 30-36 Lonsdale Road (Bus towards Bessborough Road, Roehampton)

  • Proposed permanent bus stop to replace existing single yellow line
  • Removal of one permit holder bay
  • Zig-zag markings would be shortened

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 for this consultation. This service will allow the TfL consultation lead 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.

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We have tried to take in to account location of trees, dropped kerbs and popular places where passengers get on and off the bus to propose our locations, trying where possible to keep within 400 metres of the next stop.  

We are suggesting locations, however you can use our “map” tool to locate your own stop and let us know why you think it should be there.

Please place a pin along the line on Lonsdale Road to indicate your preference.

CLOSED: This map consultation has concluded.