NEW BUS ROUTE JOINS BARNES TO PUTNEY
Plans by London Buses for a new route linking people in the
Lower Richmond Road area of Putney to both Barnes and Wandsworth
have been welcomed by the Leader of Wandsworth Council Edward
new 485 service will start running in September between Wandsworth
the same time a totally new service - the 493 - will take
over the current section of the 485 between Barnes and Queen
Mary's Hospital, Roehampton. The full route will run at fifteen-minute
intervals from Richmond via Queen Mary's to Wimbledon and
St George's Hospital, Tooting.
new 485 route will be a good link in either direction for
people living close to the Lower Richmond Road," explained
will for the first time provide a direct bus service to both
Barnes and Wandsworth.
Council will continue to press for the direct Putney-Hammersmith
service that so many local residents have called for. At the
moment it is still necessary to change buses on Rocks Lane.
are also disappointed that the new 485 could not have included
a stop at Barnes Station.
new service to St George's Tooting from Roehampton is also
good news for people who used to rely on the old Queen Mary's
Hospital. However, this remains a long and difficult journey
and only underlines just how much local people have been made
to suffer by the withdrawal of services from Queen Mary's."