• April 3, 2008 /  Uncategorized

     

    Sorry this a little late but Phil Carter and Dennis Lovett both celebrated 35 years service on Nov 27 2007 . Both started on the same day in 1972

     

    35 years service

     

    Well done very unlikely to be ever bettered

     

    Dennis Lovett also hopes to retire this year . We all wish him a very long and happy retirement

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    Please note that all bus stops on Exchange St and outside Sainsburys are now operational

     

    Exchange Street

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    First stop

    Service 2  (Bedgrove) Service 61 ( Luton) Service 500 (Watford)  plus all other  Tring Road bound services

    Second stop

    Services 16.66,100,150

     

    Third stop

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    Service 2 (Haydon Hill) and service 4 (Coppice)

     

    Reminder that 280 service stop at Forest Hill turn Oxford bound must be served on request

    Futher details can be found on the  Notice Board at depot and bus station

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    The Hub phase 4

    Preparation for Phase 4 has know started

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    February Newsletter 2008

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    email ansellsweb@googlemail.com

    Aylesbury Bus Sports & Social Club latest news

    Family night Dances dates for 2008

    are

    March 22, May 24 and September 6

    The dance nights are open to Guests at £5 per head. Money is to be paid by the closing date and you will be given a ticket.

    Christmas Dance Nite

    Sat 20 December

    The Christmas dance will be held at the Railway Club this year. There will be a HOT and COLD Buffet. We have voted to ask members for a returnable deposit of £5 per head (to cover cost’s incurred by the social club for those that don’t attend) to be paid by the closing date. You will then receive your deposit back on the night of the 20th December.

    From the desk of Neil Roughton Planning and Development for Aylesbury

    Don’t know how widely known it is but from 17th February, service 9 reverts to 5 buses in the peak, but will remain with 4 buses between 1010 and 1515 and on Saturday. The 5th bus during the peaks will give more running time and mean buses run every 10 to 11 minutes.

    Also from the same date, the 4 is changed so that after running down Lavric Road it will turn LEFT into Ellen Road, then left into Hannon Road and straight across at Church square into Taylor Road and as now. So there will not be any service to Briskman Way or the far westerly part of Ellen Road. Coming from the Coppice, the 4 will now go the same way around the hub as the other buses from Cambridge Street, i.e. via New Street, Whitehill and Friarage Road into the Bus Station.

    The 54 will also change in the peak to give more time on the journeys where you pick up the Colet School children.

    From April 24th the 678 and 57 school contracts will cease as they are time expired – hopefully we will pick up a couple more school runs to replace these and the recently lost 632. Also from this date, the morning 150 will divert via the Open University and the 63/64 contract comes to a time-expired end. This is being retendered in a different format together with some other rural work and we will be tendering for all this work. Also from this date we hope to introduce minor changes on the 16 plus some extra early evening journeys on the 300 as the new Eden shopping centre in High Wycombe opens in March. Plus hopefully minor retimings on the 100 to be more realistic now the service has settled down.

    Roadworks in our operating area

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    Wycombe Road

    Princes Risborough

    Culverton Cross Roads

    Carriageway Resurfacing

    New Road Construction

    Footway Works

    5 Nov 2007

    15 Mar 2008

    Off-Peak Traffic Lights

    C176

    Park Street

    Aylesbury

    Mill Stream Bridge

    Bridge Repairs

    14 Jan 2008

    31 Mar 2008

    Road Closure (24 hr)

    U/C

    Walton Street

    Aylesbury

    Outside of Lending Library

    Footway Works

    26 Nov 2007

    14 Jun 2008

    No Impact on Traffic

    U/C

    Station Way

    Aylesbury

    Morrisons car park to Multi-storey car park

    New Bridge Construction

    21 Jan 2008

    1 Dec 2008

    Road Closure 24 hour

    Sorry this a little late but Phil Carter and Dennis Lovett both celebrated 35 years service on Nov 27 2007 . Both started on the same day in 1972

    35 years service

    Well done very unlikely to be ever bettered 

    Dennis Lovett also hopes to retire this year . We all wish him a very long and happy retirement

    Please note that all bus stops on Exchange St and  outside Sainsbury are now operational

    Exchange Street clip_image001

    First stop

    Service 2  (Bedgrove) Service 61 ( Luton) Service 500 (Watford)  plus all other  Tring Road bound services

    Second stop

    Services 16.66,100,150

    Third stop

    Service 2 (Haydon Hill) and service 4 (Coppice)

    Reminder that 280 service stop at Forest Hill Oxford bound must be served on request

    Futher details can be found on the Notice Board at depot and bus station

    Social club member draw results

    December 2007

    N Oliver S Robinson, G Smith, J Grantham, W Williams

    January 2008

    M Perrin, F Waite, R Jellis, C Haedicek, C McCormack

    Information supplied by the Social club committee

    New service on your depot and Social club website

    We would like to introduce our new service to you.

    This will enable us to provide you with up to date News and information as it happens

    Nearly as good as Sky news

    And we are very hopeful that the company will help us to provide Staff news, such as Roadwork’s, Diversions and all relevant information which will help you to provide a better service to our customers

    You might have found the new lost mileage form in your lockers these replace the entries made on your waybill, for further information see notice board next to coffee machine in driver’s room. This is the type of information which will landing in your inbox

    Any of you who have received the monthly Newsletter will automatically receive these updates, but if you find that you prefer not to receive them please drop us an email to ansellsweb@googlemail.com. And you will be removed from receiving them

    Also now available are the pictures from the ladies night out in Nov 2007. Our thanks to Lisa, and also best wishes for her new life in Cyprus. You will be missed by all of us

    These can be found at Ladies nite out 2007

    The Hub phase 4

    Preparation for Phase 4 has know started

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    That’s it. Any member of staff who wishes to contribute to this website and newsletter are very welcome to email myself at ansellsweb@googlemail.com

    With any articles or news which may be of interest to others

    Les Ansell

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    101_0975 Coming soon to a stop near you

     

     

    Expansion of free bus travel in England

    From 1 April 2008, eligible users will get free off-peak travel on local buses anywhere in England.

    Are you eligible?

    If you are aged 60 or over or are ‘eligible disabled’ you are entitled to concessionary bus travel.

    What is ‘eligible disabled’?

    You are eligible disabled if you:

    • are blind or partially sighted
    • are profoundly or severely deaf
    • are without speech
    • have a disability, or have suffered an injury, which has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on your ability to walk
    • do not have arms or have long-term loss of the use of both arms
    • have a learning disability – a state of arrested or incomplete development of mind which includes significant impairment of intelligence and social functioning, or
    • would have an application to drive a motor vehicle refused on grounds other than persistent misuse of drugs or alcohol
    What does the new pass entitle you to?

    You are already entitled to the current statutory minimum concession of free local bus travel in your area from 9.30 am to 11.00 pm on Monday to Friday and at any time during weekends and public holidays – and this will continue. From 1 April 2008 you will also get free local bus travel in all other areas of England during these off-peak times.

    Local authorities may offer extra benefits to their residents as part of their concessionary scheme – for example, free or reduced off-peak tram or rail travel, or free bus travel before 9.30 am Monday to Friday.

    However, these additional benefits will normally only be available to that region’s own residents. So if you visit an area that offers additional services, you probably won’t be entitled to them – make sure you check first with the relevant authority.

    How to get a concessionary travel pass
    If you live outside Greater London

    It depends on your local authority. Some will be upgrading passes automatically – so if they’ve already contacted you to advise that you fall into that category, you won’t need to do anything.

    Other local authorities have already written to their residents asking them to return application forms. If you’ve received one, make sure you return it promptly to ensure you receive your new pass in good time. As part of the application you’ll also need to:

    • prove your eligibility
    • prove that you’re a permanent resident of your area
    • supply a recent passport-style photograph for your new pass

    Contact your existing bus pass provider for further information.

    If you live inside Greater London

    If you live inside Greater London and already have a Freedom Pass, you don’t need a new pass until 2010, but you will need to get a sticker for your existing Freedom Pass before 1 April 2008. You will then be able to continue using your pass in London and for off-peak local bus travel across England from 1 April 2008. Contact your existing bus pass provider for further details of plans to issue passes, or go to the Freedom Pass website.

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    How is the new national bus pass different from my current pass?
    Bus Pass Image From 1st April 2008, your new concession will allow you to use your bus pass for free, off-peak travel on  local buses anywhere in England. Your new pass will also contain an electronic chip, to enable the bus operators to record more accurate data concerning your travel.

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    George Duggan is set to retire in a few weeks we all wish him along and happy retirement

     

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    More pictures at George Duggan Retirement Photos

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    Next Bus on test in Exchange Street

     

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    Details on how Nextbus works can found here How Nextbus works

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    Aylesbury Travel centre starts to  take shape March 2008

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