TfL have now announced further changes to bus routes.
The one that will please most people is that the 209 will return to its old route (terminating at Hammersmith Bridge). The new 378 route from Mortlake to Putney Bridge Station will also continue to run.
These changes take effect from 3rd August.
From TfL: "From Saturday 3 August route 209 will be changed with buses rerouted at Barnes High Street via Church Road, Barnes Red Lion and Castlenau to terminate at the south side of Hammersmith Bridge. At Hammersmith Bridge you can then walk across the bridge to the north side where you will find route 72 buses to take you on to Hammersmith Station.
Route 209 will run every 8 minutes during the day Monday to Friday and every 10 minutes during the evening. On Saturday's route 209 will run every 15 minutes before 0700, every 8 minutes during the day and every 10 minutes during the evening. On Sunday's route 209 will run every 15 minutes before 0800 and then every 10 minutes for the rest of the day.
The first bus will depart from Mortlake at 0500 and from the south side of Hammersmith Bridge at 0503. The last bus will depart from Mortlake at 0050 and from the south side of Hammersmith Bridge at 0103. These times apply on every day of the week.
For stops between Barnes High Street and Putney Bridge please use new route 378 instead."
Details of permanent changes to bus routes are on the TfL website: https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/buses/permanent-bus-changes
Posted on 16th July 2019