Changes to traffic flows around University College Hospital 

16/04/2019 00:00 
Road and pavement works underway as Tottenham Court Road goes two way to buses and bikes on 20 April 2019.

These changes are part of the West End Project. From 20 April:

  • All buses serving Gower Street / Bloomsbury Street will move to Tottenham Court Road
  • The northbound lane on Tottenham Court Road can continue to be used as normal
  • The southbound lane on Tottenham Court Road will be restricted to buses and cyclists only 24 hours a day until spring 2020

Bus passengers

You will now be able to get on and off your bus on Tottenham Court Road. Buses will no longer serve Gower Street / Bloomsbury Street. The new bus stops on the southbound side of the road are located as follows:

  • Between University Street and Capper Street outside No.170
  •  Between Alfred Mews and Chenies Street outside Lombock
  • Between Bayley Street and Bedford Avenue outside No. 247 and Blacks

The bus stops on the northbound side remain in the same locations but please be aware that the bus stop at Percy Street / Windmill Street has been permanently removed to improve bus journey times.


Tottenham Court Road southbound will be buses and cyclists only 24 hours a day from Saturday 20 April until spring 2020 when the permanent restrictions come into place. Cyclists may find it easier to continue to use Gower Street southbound if coming from Hampstead Road. Tottenham Court Road northbound will be busier while roadwork is underway on Gower Street, so cyclists may find it easier to use Quiet Route 1. More information is available on the TfL website

 This map shows the traffic restrictions in the area. For more information please visit

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