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COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

TfL has instructed all London bus operators to run a Saturday service on all day routes on weekdays from Monday 23 March until further notice, and a weeknight service on night routes at weekends with no weekend-only 24hr routes running at night. School bus routes will still operate. Furthermore, from Monday 30 March some day routes will switch to a Sunday service. This is to reflect reduced passenger demand and reduced staff availability, both as a result of COVID-19. Bringing in revised Mon-Fri schedules, which would be the ideal solution, would take several weeks to organise, and in any case the situation is rapidly evolving, so this is a pragmatic first step.

However, a few points should be noted:

  • Nominally, weeknight services remain on normal weeknight times, but in practice many, especially on 24hr routes, will operate a Saturday night/Sunday morning service on all nights except Sunday night/Monday morning due to scheduling links with day services. Details of which routes are affected are not available.
  • Some routes may not be able to run a Saturday daytime service for the same reason.
  • The Saturday schedule represents a hefty cut in both frequency and running time during the morning peak. Therefore, services are likely to be very crowded and unreliable at this time of day.

    The following is the provisional list of routes to operate Sunday services every day from Monday 30 March. Essentially these are the routes where the cut in daytime service is not too severe, where there are alternative parallel services, and where the first buses are at similar times to a weekday, though there are some anomalies.

    TfL Routes: 1 2 3 5 6 7 8 11 12 13 14 15 16 18 19 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 34 36 37 38 43 49 52 55 56 57 58 59 60 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 81 85 86 87 88 92 93 94 96 97 98 100 101 102 105 106 107 109 111 113 114 115 119 120 122 131 133 134 137 139 140 141 144 145 147 148 149 155 156 157 158 159 163 168 170 171 176 177 182 183 185 188 189 195 199 200 205 207 208 209 211 213 214 219 220 221 222 236 237 242 243 249 250 253 254 257 259 260 261 262 263 264 266 269 270 271 272 274 276 277 279 280 281 282 285 295 297 309 316 319 321 322 323 328 329 332 333 337 340 341 343 344 345 349 350 360 363 381 386 388 390 396 414 422 425 427 430 432 436 452 453 460 466 469 472 473 474 476 483 488 D7 E1 E2 E3 E6 E8 H25 U7 W3 W7 W8 X26 X140 run a Sunday service. School routes continue to operate normal times where required, but may stop operating if the schools they serve are fully closed. All other routes continue to operate a Saturday service for now, as above.

  • As above, it is possible that the actual list will be different due to scheduling considerations.
  • Associated night routes are likely to run a Sunday night/Monday morning service - in many case this is the same as a Monday to Thursday night/Tuesday to Friday morning service anyway.
  • Some of the 24hr services listed above change from night to day later on a Sunday morning, and it is not known if a bank holiday schedule will run to fill the gap.
  • Most of these routes will have some (initially unscheduled) extras during the morning peak (including at weekends!). Times are not available and in most cases will only be 1-2 buses per hour so will not integrate with the existing timetable to provide a seamless service.
  • As with the Saturday service, there is a substantial cut in running time, but the morning peak period is likely still to be busier than a Sunday so there may be reliability issues.
  • Non-TfL routes are also likely to be affected - please check with the individual bus operators - many have published special timetables on their websites. I am not currently planing to replicate these here.
  • As a matter of interest, London Underground are introducing special timetables with cuts of up to 50% in the peaks hours. The same frequency will operate all day every day; in most cases this is every 4 minutes over the majority of the line, with the exception of the sub-surface lines which are less frequent on the various branches.
  • List of all current London bus timetables. Visit The Timetable Graveyard for historical timetables.

    Routes with a yellow background are not part of the TfL network for ticketing considerations (this does not relate to the contractual position).

    1 2 3 3 3 4 4 5 6 7
    7 8 8 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
    15 16 17 18 19 20 21 21 22 23
    24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 32
    33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42
    43 44 45 46 47 49 50 51 52 53
    54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63
    64 65 66 66 66A 67 68 69 70 71
    72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81
    83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92
    93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 101
    102 102 103 104 105 105 106 107 108 109
    110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119
    120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129
    130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139
    140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149
    150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159
    160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169
    170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179
    180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189
    190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199
    200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209
    210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219
    220 221 222 223 224 225 226 227 228 229
    230 231 232 233 234 235 236 237 238 240
    241 242 242 243 244 245 246 247 248 249
    250 251 252 253 254 255 256 257 258 259
    260 261 262 263 264 265 266 267 268 269
    269 270 271 272 273 274 275 276 277 278
    279 280 281 282 283 284 285 286 287 288
    289 290 291 292 293 294 295 296 297 298
    299 300 301 302 303 305 306 306 307 308
    309 312 313 314 315 316 317 318 318 319
    320 321 322 323 324 325 326 327 328 329
    330 331 332 333 335 336 337 339 340 341
    343 344 345 346 347 349 350 352 353 354
    355 356 357 357 358 359 360 362 363 364
    365 366 367 368 370 371 372 375 376 377
    378 379 380 381 382 383 384 385 386 388
    389 390 391 393 394 395 396 397 398 398
    399 400 401 403 404 405 406 407 408 409
    410 411 412 413 414 415 417 418 419 420
    422 423 424 425 427 428 429 430 432 433
    434 436 440 442 444 450 452 453 455 458
    459 460 460 461 462 463 464 465 466 467
    468 469 470 472 473 474 476 477 479 481
    482 483 484 485 486 487 488 490 491 492
    493 496 497 498 499 505 507 508 513 514
    515 521 533 549 555 575 580 581 583 607
    610 611 614 644 715 718 724 812 820 A10
    B11 B12 B13 B14 B15 B16 C1 C3 C10 C11
    D3 D6 D7 D8 E1 E2 E3 E5 E6 E7
    E8 E9 E10 E11 E16 EL1 EL2 EL3 G1 H2
    H3 H9 H10 H11 H12 H13 H14 H17 H18 H19
    H20 H22 H25 H26 H28 H32 H37 H91 H98 K1
    K2 K3 K4 K5 P4 P5 P12 P13 R1 R1
    R2 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 R10
    R11 R68 R70 S1 S3 S4 U1 U2 U3 U4
    U5 U7 U9 U10 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8
    W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W19 X26
    X68 X80 X140 X442 1 2 3 4 N1 N2
    N3 N5 6 N7 8 N8 N9 N11 12 13
    14 N15 N16 N18 N19 N20 N21 N22 23 24
    N25 N26 N27 N28 N29 N31 N33 34 35 36
    37 N38 N41 43 N44 47 52 N53 N55 57
    N63 64 N65 N68 69 N72 N73 N74 76 N83
    85 N86 N87 88 N89 N91 93 94 N97 N98
    102 105 108 N109 111 N113 114 119 123 128
    132 N133 134 N136 N137 139 N140 145 148 149
    154 N155 158 159 N171 176 183 188 189 N199
    N205 N207 213 214 220 222 238 242 243 N250
    N253 264 N266 271 N277 N279 281 285 295 296
    297 307 319 321 341 N343 344 345 365 N381
    390 453 472 474 486 N550 N551 E1 EL1 H32
    H37 W3 W7 60 143 163 184 293 313 405
    406 466 467 467 476 601 602 603 605 605
    606 608 611 612 613 616 617 621 624 625
    626 627 628 629 631 632 633 634 635 638
    639 640 642 643 646 648 649 650 651 652
    653 654 655 656 657 658 660 661 662 663
    664 665 667 668 669 670 671 672 673 674
    675 677 678 679 681 683 684 685 686 687
    688 689 690 692 696 697 698 699 820 866
    S31 S32 S33 S34 W13 969 R17

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