Closure of Putney Bridge Bus Stand

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Ealing, Hammersmith, Acton, Putney and

From Monday 20 July, Putney Bridge bus stand will be closed while Transport for London (TfL) and Thames Water carry out works in the area.  The stand, which is located outside Putney Bridge Underground station, will be closed for six weeks.

During the closure, TfL will install toilet facilities for bus drivers at the stand and Thames Water will take the opportunity to carry out water main replacement works in the area.  TfL worked with Thames Water to ensure that both sets of works took place concurrently, meaning it was only necessary to close the bus stand once.

The council has called on Transport for London (TfL) and Thames Water to carry out maintenance work outside Putney Bridge station as quickly and efficiently as possible.

The Putney Bridge bus stand closed recently (Monday July 20) for six weeks so that TfL can install toilets for bus drivers. This complex piece of engineering work involves excavating down up to five metres to access the sewer. During this six week period, Thames Water will also be carrying out maintenance work, with parts of Fulham High Street and Putney Bridge Approach disrupted for nine weeks.

Speaking about the works, Cllr Nick Botterill, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Environment, said: “We recognise the needs for these works but we urge TfL and Thames Water carry them out as quickly and efficiently as possible. Thousands of residents, visitors and commuters rely on the bus stand to travel across the borough so it is vital that disruption is kept to a minimum.”

Routes 39, 85, 93, 265, 270 and 414 all currently finish their journeys at Putney Bridge bus stand.  During the works they will be unable to serve Putney Bridge station, but will serve other stops on Putney Bridge Approach within a short walking distance of the station.  Publicity has been put up at Putney Bridge bus stand to inform passengers where the nearest alternative bus stops are.

July 20, 2009