The Journey Planner team produce a weekly summary of our latest data updates, which includes all forthcoming bus service and stop changes for which timetables are available on Journey Planner, as well as in the Journey Planner API.

As these updates are of interest to the general public and developers alike, we’ll begin sharing them as regular posts on this blog. If there are any points of interest you’d like to see added to Journey Planner, just let us know. The email to do so is at the bottom of this post.

This is a brief summary of this week’s new data highlights. Full details are in this blog post:

Timetables

Bus-wise, new timetables with alternative routeings due to the closure of Bexley Village are available for Routes 492 601 and B12. These apply from Monday 22 February until Sunday 27 March. There are also changes to stops at Aldgate East station from Saturday 27 February and a small number of changes to operators.

On the river, Thames Clippers introduce new timetables from Monday 22 February on Routes RB2 (Vauxhall to Bankside), with new services to London Bridge and Canary Wharf on Route RB6 (Putney to Canary Wharf)

Stops

Around 80 stop changes have been added to NaPTAN – many are related to the revision of suggested Hail and Ride boarding points for Route 192 (Tottenham Hale to Enfield), with a number of name changes as well and removal of redundant stops in the Victoria, Embankment and Barbican areas.

Points of Interest

Some new points of interest have been added in the King’s Cross area this week.

We'll be posting a weekly summary of Journey Planner data updates, including timetables, stops and points of interest

We’ll be posting a weekly summary of Journey Planner data updates, including timetables, stops and points of interest

London Underground

Most engineering works timetables for trains and replacement buses are now in place for the next three weekends. Please click the link below and select Planned Works.

Calendar for a full list of forthcoming engineering works https://tfl.gov.uk/forms/12392.aspx

The revised entrances at Whitechapel in Durward Street are now OPEN

River

New timetables have been introduced on Routes RB2, where sailings will leave ten minutes earlier, and on Route RB6 where new express and stopping services operate to London Bridge and Canary Wharf

London Buses Service Changes and Special Bus Services

Already in place

Bus Route Details File Name
36 NEW: New timetable with no changes to stops served: buses operate slightly less frequently during the peaks on Monday to Friday 45-36
322 NEW: New timetable with no changes to stops served: buses operate slightly less frequently during Monday to Friday peaks and during the day on Saturday 48-322

Changes from Saturday 20 February

73 New timetable with no changes to stops served or frequencies 8-73
205 New timetable with no changes to stops served or frequencies 60-205
265 New timetable with no changes to stops served or frequencies 49-265

Changes from Monday 22 February

269 New timetable with no changes to stops served: buses operate slightly less frequently on Monday to Friday and during the day on Saturday 59-269
492 NEW: Until late March. buses are diverted in both directions between Gravel Hill and North Cray Road. Please alight at either of these points for connections to Bexley Village. Diverted buses operate non-stop via the A2 and will then serve usual Route B12 stops along Old Bexley Lane, Dartford Road and Vicarage Road in both directions. 23-492
601 NEW: Until late March, through buses to Wilmington Schools are diverted in both directions, non-stop, between Bourne Road and Oakfield Lane via the A2 due to roadworks in Bexley Village, which will not be served. Additional morning and afternoon journeys operate between Thamesmead and Bexley, Hartford Road for Beth’s School 59-601
B12 NEW: Until late March, buses are diverted in both directions between Gravel Hill and Bexley Park, non-stop via the A2. Before 1200, buses operate via Oakfield Lane, Joyden’s Wood, Baldwyns Park and Dartford Road, and after 1200, buses operate via Dartford Road, Baldwyns Park, Joyden’s Wood and Oakfield Lane.Change at Gravel Hill for Bexley Village, route 492 will also serve usual Route B12 stops along Old Bexley Lane, Dartford Road and Vicarage Road in both directions. 23-B12

Changes from Saturday 27 February

19 NEW: New timetable with no changes to stops served or frequencies 48-19
26 The route is now operated by CT Plus with low floor wheelchair accessible double deck buses, no changes to stops served or frequencies. 41-26
42 NEW: New timetable with no changes to stops served: buses operate slightly less frequently during the peaks on Monday to Friday 45-42
135 NEW: At Aldgate East station, buses towards Crossharbour now serve a new stop in Commercial Road instead of Stop E 76-135
144 NEW: New timetable with no changes to stops served or frequencies 8-144
D7 NEW: New timetable with no changes to stops served: buses operate slightly less frequently during Monday to Friday peaks and during the day on Saturday 76-D7
N19 NEW: New timetable with no changes to stops served or frequencies 48-N19
N26 NEW: The route is now operated by CT Plus with low floor wheelchair accessible double deck buses, no changes to stops served or frequencies. 41-N26
N205 NEW: At Aldgate East station, buses towards Leyton, Downsell Road now serve Stop E in Whitechapel High Street 60-205-N
N253 NEW: At Aldgate East station, buses towards Tottenham Court Road now serve Stop E in Whitechapel High Street 8-253-N
N550 NEW: At Aldgate East station, buses towards Canning Town now serve a new stop in Commercial Road instead of Stop E. At Embankment, buses will no longer serve Stop U at Embankment Station or the Savoy Street stop, but serve Stop 40B instead 64-550-N

Changes from Saturday 5 March

94 NEW: New timetable with no changes to stops served or frequencies 49-94
187 NEW: New timetable with no changes to stops served or frequencies 54-187
245 NEW: New timetable with no changes to stops served or frequencies 54-245
328 NEW: New timetable with no changes to stops served or frequencies 64-328
352 NEW: New timetable with no changes to stops served or frequencies 51-352
391 NEW: On Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 March only, extra buses operate between Richmond and Fulham, Sands End due to District and Piccadilly line engineering works 49-391
487 NEW: New timetable with no changes to stops served .Buses are improved to operate every 12 minutes during the day on Monday to Saturday 54-487
H32 NEW: New timetable with no changes to stops served or frequencies 49-H32
H91 NEW: New timetable with no changes to stops served or frequencies 49-H91
N97 NEW: The route is now operated by Tower Transit with low floor wheelchair accessible double deck buses, no changes to stops served or frequencies. 64-N97

New Stops and Stations and Stop Adjustments

Please note that these would be reflected in bus timetables shown above, where appropriate. Uploads of stop data to NaPTAN are sent weekly and should usually be available on Friday mornings. In addition, we are carrying out a detailed audit of all stops in London over the coming weeks to ensure they are named correctly and have the right coordinates.

Naptan ID Calms ID Reason for change Name of stop SMS Code
490006756W 14342 Coordinate Farnborough Common / PRU Hospital 543093 164947 71199
490004425N 14459 Coordinate West Street 540232 169473 47453
490007999S 18191 Coordinate Warner Road 539768 170117 48550
490006765S2 18193 Coordinate Farwig Lane 539901 169847 47788
490009067S 18965 Coordinate St Pauls Cray Road / Leesons Hill 545272 169041 51996
490009572S 18967 Coordinate Manor Park Road 544843 169774 50099
490006757E 19029 Coordinate Farnborough Park 542782 165254 47541
490008203E 19037 Coordinate Hilda Vale Road 543486 164594 56070
490008203W 19038 Coordinate Hillda Vale Road 543404 164638 49251
490015349BF 19766 Coordinate Hayne Road 536705 169481 50219
490001071B 19767 Coordinate Clock House Station 536414 196583 48731
490006254W 25289 Coordinate Dunkery Road / Mottingham Road 542684 171987 53443
490014341E 26994 Coordinate Wellbrook Road 543335 164724 75286
490007001W 34980 Name Karen Close 52831
490010748S 3922 Coordinate Park Avenue 539643 170356 58532
4900004425O 40107 Coordinate West Street 540160 169586 55298
490006756E 4074 Coordinate Farnborough Common / PRU Hospital 543222 164845 58857
490004425N 14459 Coordinate West Street 540222 169470 47453
490004928N 25754 Coordinate Central Parade 538431 161988 58541
490004419C BP056 Coordinate Bromley Magistrates Court 539992 169579 59180
490011396D BP394 Coordinate Rainham War Memorial 552041 182259 73009
490008376S1 BP4567 Coordinate Banqueting House 530155 179984 NONE
490000235W BP5282 Withdrawn St Giles High Street 73488
490014900S BP705 Coordinate Woodside Road 542388 167904 52247
490004104S BP714 Coordinate Blenheim Road 542392 168115 55141
4900HC113E HC113 Name Hail & Ride Lincoln Road 71681
490018833N HC131 Name Hail & Ride Park Avenue 56235
490019478W HC184 Name Hail & Ride Lincoln Road 74660
4900HC197W HC197 Name Hail & Ride Bush Hill Park 57486
490001024X HC386 New Hail & Ride Bush Hill Park ->E 533856 195981 95121
490019478Y HC387 New Hail & Ride Roman Way ->N 533983 195945 95122
490019478Z HC388 New Hail & Ride Roman Way ->S 533995 195844 95123
490007819Y HC389 New Hail & Ride Main Avenue ->E 533974 195807 95124
490007819Z HC390 New Hail & Ride Main Avenue ->W 533904 195790 95125
490004652E HC391 Name / Coor Hail & Ride John Jackson Library ->N 533847 195781 95126
490016726S HC392 Name / Coor Hail & Ride St Mark’s Road 533847 195573 ->S 95127
490016726Z HC393 new Hail & Ride St Mark’s Road 533840 195598 ->N 95128
490001024Z HC394 New Hail & Ride Bush Hill Park ->S 533752 195419 75714 (TBC)
490001024Y HC395 New Hail & Ride Bush Hill Park ->N 533745 195395 50910 (TBC)
490006449W HC396 Name / Coor Hail & Ride First Avenue ->S 533686 195302 92131
490011390Z HC397 Name Hail & Ride The Raglan School ->N 533452 194963 95132
490016727Z HC398 New Hail & Ride Park Avenue ->W 533491 195221 95133
490016791Y HC399 New Hail & Ride Wellington Road ->N 533361 194740 95134
490011390S HC400 Name / Coor Hail & Ride The Raglan School ->S 533433 194873 95135
490003286W HC401 Name / Coor Hail & Ride Bury Lodge Gardens ->W 533314 194544 95136
490016791Z HC402 New Hail & Ride Wellington Road ->S 533322 194600 95137
490003286E HC404 Name / Coor Hail & Ride Bury Lodge Gardens ->E 533345 194545 95139
490004632Z HC406 New Hail & Ride Great Cambridge Road ->N 533603 194578 95141
490012182E 12844 Coordinate Sisters Avenue 528022 175210 77426
490003592E BP2828 Withdrawn Barbican Centre 72328
490003592W BP2829 Withdrawn Barbican Centre 75917
490000075L BP2848 Withdrawn Embankment Station 75159
49000248 BP4489 Withdrawn Victoria Station 54202
490009275E1 BP5010 Withdrawn London Eye NONE
490006443N BP4236 Withdrawn Plevna Road NONE
490006444T BP4233 Withdrawn Edmonton Green Leisure Centre NONE
490012727N1 BP4237 Withdrawn Plevna Road / Edmonton Green NONE
490012727N2 BP4238 Withdrawn Plevna Road / Edmonton Green NONE
490006443N1 BP4239 Withdrawn Plevna Road / Edmonton Green NONE
490019479Z HC110 New Hail & Ride Millbrook Road 51211
490006440S HC111 Name / Coor Hail & Ride Angel Road Station 535239 192445 58379
490019331Z HC112 Name / Coor Hail & Ride Plevna Road 534364 193224 76396
490019479S HC185 Name / Coor Hail & Ride Crescent Road 534320 194247 50594
49000HC186N HC186 Name / Coor Hail & Ride Plevna Road 534421 193241 56401
490019480S HC187 Name / Coor Hail & Ride Jeremys Green 535028 192749 58217
4900HC188N HC188 Name / Coor Hail & Ride Angel Road Station 535223 192435 56626
490001008S TI1273 Withdrawn Hail & Ride Angel Road Station NONE
4900HC189S HC189 Name Hail & Ride Asda Edmonton Green 58671
490009886E HC195 Name Hail & Ride Millbrook Road 54569
490008593S TI220 Withdrawn Hail & Ride Bury Street / Junction Road none
490008593W HC196 Name / Coor Hail & Ride Junction Road 534282 194252 55442
490004632Y HC403 New 95138
490012727Z HC405 New 95140
490005953S HC407 Name / Coor Hail & Ride Nelson Road ->W 534822 193602 95142
490016728E HC408 Coordinate Hail & Ride Bury Street ->E 533935 194564 95143
490010242W HC409 Name Hail & Ride Town Road ->W 535113 193500 95144
490006443Z HC410 New Hail & Ride Asda Edmonton Green ->N 534529 193398 95145
490013756Y HC411 New Hail & Ride Montagu Road ->N 535183 193330 76022 (TBC)
490012727Y HC412 New 95147
490011216Y HC413 New 95148
490010242E HC414 Name Hail & Ride Town Road ->E 534914 193599 95149
490008548N HC415 Coordinate Hail & Ride Jeremys Green ->N 535019 192783 95150
490011459N HC416 Name / Coor Hail & Ride Granville Avenue ->E 535190 193475 95151
490013756Z HC417 New Hail & Ride Montagu Road ->S 535200 193337 71380 (TBC)
490011216Z HC418 New 52864 (TBC)
490007639E OC705 Name Hail & Ride Galliards Road 47388
490007639W OC706 Name Hail & Ride Galliards Road 49972
490000004Y RR45 New Aldgate East Station ->S 533913 181318 None
490008709S 35274 Name Keir Hardie Recreation Ground 76

New Points of Interest and Locations Available on Journey Planner

 

Pancras Square Library 11/02/2016
King’s Cross Theatre 11/02/2016
German Gymnasium 11/02/2016
Great Northern Hotel 11/02/2016
Drake and Morgan King’s Cross 15/02/2016

Get to the Point

Would you like a new Point of Interest added? Email us at GetThePoint@tfl.gov.uk with the name and location and we’ll put it on the system.

If you have any comments or feedback, you can leave a comment below or alternatively you can email us at realtime@tfl.gov.uk.

Posted by Gerard Butler

Journey Planner Lead

6 Comments

  1. John A Brotherton February 20, 2016 at 3:58 pm

    I appreciate the updates to journey planner so many thanks.
    Am I alone in wishing we still had access to the same bus timetables which are shown on bus stops?
    These were just one page of print for the whole route and so were easy to download and keep in a folder.
    John.

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    1. John, thanks for the comments – the revised approach with the timetables was to avoid the need to download the PDF timetables which these previously used.

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  2. Could the Digital Blog team have a close look at Hail and Ride sections and the way they are handled, both in journey planning and in announcements (or rather, the lack of them) on buses themselves.

    Try planning a route to N22 7UA which is served by a H&R section on the 184 bus route. Journey planner seems to be totally unaware of the H&R section and instead plans a journey to a real stop on another route which could be some distance away.

    It is even worse if the journey origin is Alexandra Palace. In that case 184 is the logical bus to use, but the JP plans a journey to a stop beyond the H&R section and then tells you to walk back a quarter of a mile along the exact same route.

    Even if you know that N22 7UA is along the H&R section, the bus does not help you alight at the correct point. The digital sign just says “Hail and Ride Section” and the bus travels half a mile with no further announcements.

    I think H&R sections need “virtual bus stops” which can be used for journey planning and in route announcements, and could also be visible in the “show all stops” details of Journey Planner.

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    1. Harry. Thanks for the message. Hail and Ride routes have long been a concern to us, we used to add extra suggested boarding points where needed along Hail and Ride sections of routes for Journey Planning purposes, all of which would be assigned Naptan codes.

      However, as this led to a mismatch between the stop sequences on Journey Planner and within Countdown (and the associated open data feeds), London Buses asked us to stop this approach, as they were working on a programme to include new suggested boarding points on those which did not already have them, consequently delivering consistency between JP and Countdown.

      We shared our stop records to speed this process, and in recent weeks, Routes 384 499 and W10, with the 192 to follow shortly, have been improved. This does still mean that there are several routes, such as the 324, which require attention, as on Countdown, stretches of Hail and Ride routes are just assigned start and finish messages which are fine for people travelling on the vehicle, and for display on a map.

      We continue to emphasise the importance of this to London Buses.

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  3. Oh Journey Planner, why did you make the default include every form of transport? Doesn’t that ensure that not a single default search will be the one required? Or, every single search needs transport preferences updated to make it correct.
    Wouldn’t it be more sensible to default it to the one most used and update preferences on the exceptions? Then at least most of the default searches would work. Or perhaps default to the top three (tube? bus? train?) with visible tick options & a ‘More travel options’ button?
    You even seem to have half recognised how annoying this is by adding a ‘save my preferences for future visits’ tick box, but not fully, because ticking this box doesn’t seem to do anything at all. So it’s actually even more annoying. Unless there’s something more I need to know about ticking that box?

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    1. Hello PRL, thanks for your feedback. We acknowledge the fact that there was a bug with ‘save preferences for future visits’ option, which is fixed now. We also appreciate your feedback regarding default preferences. However, research indicates that customers prefer default preferences, as this gives them flexibility to choose the best option that suits their travel preferences. We continuously look for customer feedback and will raise your suggestion in our future planning.

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