Bus service reductions confirmed on route 486 serving North Greenwich, Ikea & QE Hospital

Details of reductions to bus route 486 have now been confirmed with changes due to commence from 23rd February.

The biggest reduction will be Saturday daytime when service frequency reduces from every 8 minutes to every 12 – a reduction from 7-8 buses per hour to 5.

Weekday services reduce from every 8 minutes to every 10 with two additional morning peak journeys.

Sundays reduce from every 12 minutes to every 15 – the same as evenings.

The bus serves North Greenwich tube station, new builds on the Peninsula, Ikea and Charlton retail parks before heading through Charlton to Queen Elizabeth hospital and then Welling and Bexleyheath.

A number of other bus services in north Greenwich have seen frequency chipped away including the 161 to Eltham and 472 to Thamesmead.


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    3 thoughts on “Bus service reductions confirmed on route 486 serving North Greenwich, Ikea & QE Hospital

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      Replying to @oiltraderlondon
      We have no plans to make any changes to route 486.

      • Well that contradicts just about every other source!

        Unless they are referring to route and not frequency.

    • Route 486 frequency is to be reduced to every 10 minutes Monday to Friday day times, Every 12 minutes Saturday day times and every 15 minutes Monday to Saturday evenings and Sundays from the 23rd February.2019. This is confirmed on the London Buses.net website.


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