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Putney Bridge

For more information about the works taking place on Putney Bridge please visit Wandsworth Council's website. Read information on hospital access during the closure.

How your travel may be affected

During the closure vehicles, including buses, will not be able to use the bridge. Pedestrians will be able to walk across the bridge, as will cyclists, although they will need to dismount. Our staff will be on hand at both ends of the bridge to provide assistance and information.

The work will affect journeys over a wider area than the immediate vicinity of Putney Bridge. Traffic is expected to be congested in the surrounding area especially during morning and evening peaks, with alternative river crossings likely to be most disrupted.

We advise drivers to allow extra time for journeys and, where possible, to change route to avoid the disruption.

Bus passengers

Buses are operating a service from both ends of the bridge. However, passengers will need to cross to the other side of the bridge on foot to continue their journey or go by alternative services that use a different river crossing.

We have set out plans to ensure that bus passengers don't lose out and don't pay twice when their journeys are affected by the bridge closure.

If you have a Travelcard or you travel for free under a concession you will be able to walk across the bridge and continue your journey as normal. If you use Oyster pay as you go or a contactless payment card you will be able to get a transfer voucher from the bus driver or a special transfer card from dedicated members of staff. This means that you will not have to pay for the second leg of your journey.

The transfer card and voucher can be used in conjunction with an Oyster pay as you go or contactless payment card which has been validated within 60 minutes on a previous bus journey on routes 14, 22, 39, 74, 85, 93, 220, 265, 270, 424, 430, N22 and N74.

A transfer voucher is for a single journey and a transfer card can be used throughout the closure so you won't need to get a voucher from the driver on each occasion.

During the work, the frequency of the route 72 between Roehampton and Hammersmith will be doubled (from around seven to 15 buses an hour Monday to Saturday daytime and from five to 10 buses an hour on Sunday daytime). This will provide an alternative link to the Tube from that part of London. We will have additional staff in place on either side of Putney Bridge to help direct passengers, issue transfer cards and answer any questions about where to get buses from.

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Use Journey Planner to plan alternative routes.


All of our buses are accessible. You can visit Journey Planner or call London Travel Information on 0343 222 1234 (see TfL call charges) for details of alternative routes.

Alternative bus routes

Routes 37, 39, 265, 270, and 337 link Putney to Wandsworth Town, where there are connecting services to destinations including Fulham and west London, Victoria and Westminster.

For journeys to and from Hammersmith, the 485 provides a direct link to Putney via Lower Richmond Road. Route 220 then provides a link from Hammersmith towards Fulham and Putney Bridge (north of the river).

Night buses

Route N74 (Baker Street to Roehampton) calls at East Putney Tube station, Putney rail station and Upper Richmond Road.

Route N22 (Piccadilly Circus - Fulwell) stops along Putney Bridge Road.

Rail services

Customers needing step-free access may also want to use local Tube stations. Step-free access is available at Wimbledon, Southfields, West Brompton (eastbound only), Fulham Broadway and Earl's Court. Please speak to staff at Tube stations before you begin your journey to plan your route and arrange any assistance and/or boarding ramps you may need. You do not need to book assistance before arriving at the station.

On National Rail there is wheelchair access to platforms 1 and 4 at Barnes station. At Mortlake there is step-free access to platform 2. Clapham Junction, Richmond, and Wimbledon rail stations have step-free access to all platforms. If you need staff assistance to use national rail services, please contact the train operating company at least 24 hours before you travel.

View the Step-free Tube Guide

Information on hospital access during the closure

More information

This summer we are carrying out improvement works on Hammersmith flyover, Hogarth flyover and Chiswick Bridge.

The works have been coordinated to take place during the summer when traffic levels are significantly lower, however there may be disruption. We advise road users to plan their journeys before they travel, particularly during peak times. 

Check Roads status updates before you leave to keep up-to-date and avoid disruption to your journey.

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