TfL London bus map glitch suggests passengers are being taken on crazy detour through Thames

Route 211 bus at Waterloo Station
-Credit: (Image: Callum Marius)

London's bus network isn't always the most reliable - you know the saying 'you wait ages for one bus, and three come along at once'. But in an amusing glitch on the Transport for London bus map for one route, passengers would appear to be getting the most bizarre detour of all time which would account for it turning up seriously late.

The 211 route takes travellers from Hammersmith through to Battersea Power Station - or vice versa - and involves crossing the river at one point at Battersea Park. However, a glitch on the online map which shows the route suggests a much crazier route, right through the River Thames several times over.

The map is currently showing a crazy zigzag between Westminster and Battersea, with the route going all the way up to the South Bank via London's most iconic attractions of Big Ben and Westminster Abbey, which are not actually on the route. While it's clear the map is simply wrong, people on X have found the glitch amusing.

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@diamondgeezer posted a screenshot of the map, saying: "The 211 bus map is impressively wrong." And in the comments, people are amused, saying: "...and I thought the 393 went dramatically off in other directions!"

Another says: "Would be fun to try though". And a third added: "It feels like my last trip on the 211". An observant commenter said: "That's a lot of crossings over the water and not a single one is over the bridge lol".

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