Hope that 533 bus route Chiswick stops may be reinstalled

The new Deputy Mayor for Transport Seb Dance has agreed to meet with South West London Assembly Member Nick Rogers to discuss reinstating the Chiswick stops on the 533 bus route.

The meeting comes after local Conservative councillors joined with Nick Rogers and over 300 residents to petition the Mayor of London to reverse cuts to the 533 service which would have removed all Chiswick bus stops on the route.

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Adrian Haberberg, who is in his late 60s and lives along the A316, launched the petition in June last year in the hope of generating enough support and awareness for the route’s planned diversion, so as to persuade the mayor’s office to reverse the change.

He wrote to The Chiswick Calendar saying the route was a “god send”. He couldn’t understand the reasoning behind the move, to told us.

The 533 route was altered to include three stops along the A316 following the closure of Hammersmith Bridge, but these stops were then removed in July 2021. Residents, local Chiswick councillors and South West AM Nick Rogers objected to the cut from TFL, arguing that the additional stops made areas that were previously poorly accessible much easier to reach for Chiswick residents.

“I was disappointed when TFL cut the 533 route stops in Chiswick, especially given the importance of offering alternative, sustainable modes of transport to residents if we’re to encourage them to use their cars less frequently,” said Nick Rogers, Conservative South West London Assembly member.

“I’ve received dozens of emails and letters from constituents in Chiswick concerned and disappointed about TFL’s decision to cut the route, so I’m delighted that we’ve now been able to secure a meeting with the Deputy Mayor in order to look at reinstating the Chiswick stops.”

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