Archive for July, 2009

Aylesbury Plusbus Network

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009



Aylesbury PLUSBUS

Interchange Station(s):



Fares – day tickets:


Adult £2, Child £1, Railcard holder £1.35

Fares – season tickets:


7-days £8; month £30; 3-months £85; Year £300 (child seasons not available).

Zone map – shows where you can travel:


Click here to view

Unlimited travel on these participating bus operators:


Arriva, Red Kite, Redline, Red Rose Travel, Z&S Travel.

Excluded services (of participating operators):



For bus times:


call traveline 0871 200 22 33, or visit:

Additional information:


W/B 20th July 2009 – Roadworks – Bus stops – Diversions

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009














Latest Social club notice board updates

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009






Press release

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009


Arriva appoints new group health and safety manager

14 July 2009

Arriva plc, one of Europe’s largest transport services organisations, has appointed Jeremy Corfield as its new group health and safety manager.

Based at Arriva’s head office in Sunderland, the 41-year-old takes on responsibility for developing the group’s strategic health and safety policies and procedures across 12 European countries.

Jeremy, from Gateshead, will oversee compliance with Arriva’s safety certification system and will support Arriva’s bus and rail businesses in maintaining an environment in which the safety of employees and customers comes first.

A widely experienced health and safety professional, his previous roles span the public and private sectors.  He has been an environmental health specialist for the MOD, and worked for Sunderland City Council, CSC, and the Department of Health.  Most recently he worked for global engineering, construction and services company Kellogg Brown and Root on logistics, construction and facilities management projects in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Jeremy said: “Although working in the harshest and most hostile environments is challenging, working to maintain health and safety standards at Arriva has just as wide a range of challenges; with 44,000 employees, in 12 countries and 3 million passenger journeys every day, nothing can be taken for granted.

“Good health and safety management is simply good business.  Focusing on real risks and streamlining processes is crucial for any progressive organisation.  That’s why I am excited to be at Arriva where the safety of customers and employees is the primary concern.  We recognise that moving people safely isn’t just a responsibility, it’s our business.”
Jeremy is a Chartered Safety Practitioner and registered member of the Association of Project Safety.

Courtesy of Arriva Plc

E Risk Newsletter

Saturday, July 11th, 2009


E Risk newsletter



Welcome to the third edition of E-Risk, the periodic electronic newsletter concentrating on all aspects of road safety. The main topic for this issue is the subject of drivers health and welfare.

This newsletter has been designed to assist you, raise awareness, and ultimately protect our workforce, and other road users. This is your newsletter and will be guided by your feedback, as such we will be introducing a letters page, where we will publish a selection of your views and comments. Each issue will have a star letter which will be awarded £25.00 of high street vouchers.

By working together we can create a better and safer working environment for all of us. Look out for your depot Risk Road shows and come and have a chat with the Risk and or Assistant Risk Manager.


The full newsletter can be found by Click here

Five for Fiver is Back Starting 19th July till 1 Sept 2009

Saturday, July 11th, 2009


Five for a Fiver


Five for a Fiver

Up-date notice
This staff notice should offer
all drivers complete clarification
on the scheme, designed to
encourage people to use our buses between 19 July and 1 September 2009.

The scheme is being repeated due to it’s success last year.
Minimum requirement

Ticket must be purchased in Buckinghamshire, so, the bus must be
in the county of Buckinghamshire for the customer to be entitled
to buy a ticket. Once the ticket is purchased it can only be used on
journeys that start or finish in Bucks, therefore, it is not valid for
onward travel outside Buckinghamshire. The Five for a Fiver ticket
is valid for up to 2 adults travelling with up to 3 children.
Therefore, the following groups are eligible to buy the ticket…
• 1 adult
• 2 adults
• 1 adult with either 1, 2 or 3 children
• 2 adults with either 1, 2 or 3 children

The ticket is valid at any time of day and there is no time
restriction on when the ticket can be purchased or used.

To issue ticket select ‘stage 160’ as the destination then select
‘adult return’ – this will issue a £5 ticket.

Thank you for your co-operation.
Linsey Frostick
Customer Service Manager July 2009

As from July 19th 2009 – 280 and 261 route and Stop changes

Saturday, July 11th, 2009



From Sunday 19th July 09, the first stage of the Local Authority Scheme “Transforming Oxford” will take effect.

There will be no change to the route or stopping places on Services 261 and 280 towards Speedwell Street and the Rail Station.

On Service 280 from the Rail Station, Speedwell Street and St Aldates will no longer be served. Buses will now run from New Road (where we observe stop D3) straight on into Bonn Square, Queen St and the High Street and then as current. The replacement stop for St Aldates will now be in the High Street at a new stop, L1, immediately after the junction with Turl Street. This is the routeing and stop we used temporarily last year when St Aldates was closed. We now serve the same City Centre stop as Brookes Bus to Wheatley so hopefully we compete with them on a more even footing.

Service 261 will now run dead from Speedwell Street via Old Greyfriars Street, Castle Street (i.e. the 280 route towards the Rail Station) then right onto Bonn Square, Queen Street, High Street to make a first pick up at new stop L1 in the High Street by Turl Street.

There will be a revised timetable on the 280 with some minor timing changes. You must ensure you do not leave the L1 stop in the High Street early, so please check the departure time on your duty boards.

Neil Roughton


Hi Visibility Vests and jackets Update

Saturday, July 11th, 2009


Group ticket

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009



Group Explorer Ticket – Shires and Essex

The Group Explorer ticket, valid for up to 4 people travelling together, will increase to


from Sunday 5th July.  The ticket is valid for one day’s unlimited travel on the majority of Arriva services.  It is also valid on other operators’ services in Hertfordshire.

Social Club July Draw Winners

Sunday, July 5th, 2009



R Jellis

B Mentiply

T Cottle

W Williams

B Askham