Visitors to this site

View My Stats
WP_Cloudy

Categories

  • Uncategorized No Comments

    Aylesbury bus changes

     

    All services are subject to change without notice

    Updated Friday 30th April 1445

    SATURDAY MAY 1st 2010 – Bus Services in Aylesbury

    Due to events taking place in Aylesbury, access to a number of roads in the Town Centre will be restricted at various times throughout the day affecting bus services. To ensure passengers know where to catch their bus, the following changes will be in place all day.
    PLEASE NOTE THE BUS STATION AND STOPS AROUND THE HUB AND RAIL STATION WILL BE CLOSED ALL DAY DUE TO THESE CHANGES.

    ARRIVA:

    Service 4  suspended all day.
    Service 2  will operate from Haydon Hill to Stoke Mandeville Hospital , but via Gatehouse Rd. The Pick up/set down point for the town centre to Haydon Hill will be Gatehouse Rd at Big Hand Mo’s roundabout.

    Service 9 will be split but, as above, there will be a linked service between Haydon Hill and Stoke Mandeville Hospital.

    a. Service 9 to Stoke Mandeville Hospital will load at the TA centre on the Oxford Rd.

    b. Service 9 to and from Bedgrove will operate a 30 minute shuttle service. Until 1200, Pick up/set down will be Exchange Street, after 1200 will be Tesco’s Tring Rd.

    Service 16  will operate via Gatehouse Rd and pick up/set down at Big Hand Mo’s.
    Service 60  will operate via Weedon Rd, Gatehouse Rd and pick up/set down at Big Hand Mo’s.
    Service 280  pick up/set down from the TA centre on the Oxford Road ALL DAY.
    Service 500  pick up/set down will be Tesco’s Tring Rd.
    Service 61  pick up/set down will be Tesco’s Tring Rd.

    Service 50  pick up/set down at the Gyratory.
    Service 300  pick up/set down at the Gyratory.

    Service 100/ 150 pick up/set down from The Weavers public house Bierton Rd/ Cambridge St.

    RED ROSE:

    Evening 501 and 61A will start from Tescos, Tring Road

    REDLINE BUSES:

    Water Rider  pick up/set down in White Hill

    Service 164   pick up/set down from Tesco Tring Road

    RED KITE:

    Service 164   will pick up/set down from Tesco Tring Road

    Z&S BUSES:

    Silver Rider will pick up/set down from the TA Centre on Oxford Road

    Service 165 will pick up/set down at the TA centre Oxford Road and will not be serving Stoke Mandeville. Tickets to/from Stoke Mandeville Hospital will be accepted on Arriva 9 to/from the TA centre

    Service 7 service will split in two –a. Lavric Road to TA Centre on Oxford Road b. Buckingham Park to White Hill

    STAR TRAVEL

    Service 3 suspended ALL DAY

    Service 5 suspended ALL DAY

    Please note, these plans may need to change at short notice with additional diversions and cancellations

    Due to an event taking place in Aylesbury on Saturday 1st May, some bus services have been changed.

    Any additional information will be posted here or you can follow Transport for Buckinghamshire on Twitter @tfbalerts  for all the very latest.

  • Uncategorized No Comments

     

    Where to catch your bus

    subject to change without notice

    image

    image

  • Uncategorized No Comments

    Aylesbury Vale District Council print friendly logo

    Protests planned for Aylesbury town centre – Saturday 1 May

    Date Published: 29/04/10

    Advice for town centre businesses and residents who live in the town, or who are planning to visit the town on the day

    English Defence League protesters are expected to arrive in Aylesbury from noon on Saturday, mainly by train and coach. They will be escorted by police first to a ‘muster’ area and then on to Aylesbury Market Square. The protest is expected to run from around 2.30pm until 4.30pm, when the protestors will be escorted back to their coaches and trains. The town should be mainly cleared by around 7pm, although any of these times could be subject to change.
    Many shops will be open for at least the morning but some are choosing to close for the whole day. Spectators are urged to stay away during the protest. Pubs, bars and restaurants are expected to open as usual on the evening of 1 May.
    AVDC, Thames Valley Police and other partners are working together to make sure that the planned protest – and any counter-protests – are well managed and peaceful. Plans are in place to minimise the disruption and make sure the town remains accessible throughout the day.
    However, details of the event, and any other event planned by different groups for the same day, are subject to change. Town centre businesses, as well as residents who live in the town, or who are planning to visit the town, are advised to be flexible around their planning for Saturday.

    Road closures/traffic disruption
    • Market Square will be closed to vehicle access from 7am onwards but there will still be pedestrian access.
    • Walton Street will be closed to vehicles travelling from the gyratory/Magistrates’ Court towards the town centre from 7am.
    • Although the exact time is unknown, at some point in the morning the inner ring road between the Exchange Street roundabout (junction of Walton Street and Exchange Street) and the Hen and Chickens/Big Hand Mo’s roundabout (junction of Oxford Road A418 and Gatehouse Road) will be closed.
    • There will be vehicle access to the town centre but motorists are advised that there may be congestion and motorists are advised to follow diversions. Delays are expected on all town centre roads. If possible, they should be avoided.
    Thames Valley Police will review the road closures on an ongoing basis and restrictions will be lifted when safe to do so. This is expected to be some time in the early evening, however this is subject to change and residents are advised to monitor the Thames Valley Police website and local radio for updates.

    Travel information
    • Aylesbury railway station will be open as normal.
    • Aylesbury bus station will be closed from 7am, with services starting and finishing further out. Bus travel details are available from www.transportoncall.co.uk.
    • Taxis and private hire vehicles will not operate from 6am on Saturday 1 May until 6am on Sunday 2 May.

    Sources of information
    Both residents and businesses are advised to be flexible around their planning for Saturday, as details of the event (and any other event planned by different groups for the same day) are subject to change.
    Town centre businesses and residents who either live in the town, or who are planning to visit the town on that day, are advised to refer to the following sources of information for further updates:
    • listen for updates on Mix 96
    • follow the police twitter page – twitter.com/TVP _Aylesbury
    • check the police website www.thamesvalley.police.uk (see link below)
    • call the police non-emergency number 0845 8 505 505, which will have extra staff manning the phones.

    Statement by AVDC and Aylesbury Town Council:
    Aylesbury Vale District Council and Aylesbury Town Council are united in opposing the proposed English Defence League (EDL) visit to Aylesbury town centre. We have a clear message to send out to the EDL and its supporters:
    1. We didn’t invite the EDL to our town and we are disappointed that they have chosen to come here.
    2. We urge communities in Aylesbury and the Vale to ignore the protest, to stay away from the event and not to be provoked. We want to allow the police to manage the gathering.
    3. We are aware of the level of violence and disruption associated with recent EDL events in Birmingham, Stoke and other places where the Unite Against Fascism have also held counter activities. We are very concerned at the distress the planned protests may cause to members of the public and the economic damage it may cause to local businesses in our town.
    4. We are proud that the communities in Aylesbury work together to create a harmonious and peaceful town and we do not want any group or individual trying to jeopardise that.
    5. We do not have the power to ban the protest. Neither do the police. We are working closely with the police to do all that we can to protect and support local people, our businesses and Aylesbury town centre.
    The links below take you to a range of ‘Frequently Asked Questions and Answers’ for residents and businesses based on the information currently available.

    Recommended external websites

    *N.B External links are selected and reviewed when the current page is published. However, the AVDC is not responsible for the content of external websites.

    Thames Valley Police news

    http://www.thamesvalley.police.uk/new…

  • Uncategorized No Comments

     

    Courtesy of Thames valley police

    Road access restrictions due to 1 May protest – Aylesbury

    Thursday 29 April 2010, 12:18pm

    Due to the protest planned in Aylesbury town centre on Saturday, Thames Valley Police is putting in place a number of emergency road access restrictions.

    Supt Richard List, Aylesbury’s police commander, said: “Saturday will see unprecedented events in the town centre. We have been working very closely with the local authorities over the past weeks and advise you to monitor the Thames Valley Police and Aylesbury Vale District Council websites for updates.”

    Details of the access restrictions are:

    • Market Square will be closed to vehicle access from 7am onwards but there will still be pedestrian access.
    • Walton Street will be closed to vehicles travelling from the gyratory/ Magistrates’ Court towards the town centre from 7am.
    • Although the exact time is unknown, at some point in the morning the inner ring road between the Exchange Street roundabout (junction of Walton Street and Exchange Street) and the Hen and Chicken/ Big Hand Mo’s roundabout (junction of Oxford Road A418 and Gatehouse Road) will be closed
    • There will be vehicle access to the town centre but congestion is anticipated and motorists are advised to follow diversions. Delays are expected on all town centre roads. If possible, they should be avoided.
    • Thames Valley Police will review access issues on an ongoing basis and restrictions will be lifted when safe to do so. This is expected to be at some time in the early evening, however this is subject to change and residents are advised to monitor the Thames Valley Police website and local radio for updates.
    • View protest updates on Twitter (opens new window).

    Buckinghamshire Communications Team
    (01296) 396001

  • Uncategorized No Comments

    Int rr Talent ad _all ee's v 2UKB_

  • Uncategorized No Comments

    On police advice. Further road closures might be required on Saturday May 1st 2010

    We will keep you posted on this website to any further developments
    100_3692

  • Uncategorized No Comments

     

     

    Leighton Buzzard High Street will be closed for a May Fare on Sunday 2nd May and PH Monday 3rd May thus service 150 will run via West Street instead. Buses on service 150 on both days will serve temporary stops by the British legion in West Street instead of the High Street.

    Oxford – note that the normal road closures due to may day should not affect the 280 this year as being a Saturday we have a later start and all roads should be re-opened by 7 am – in time for the first 280 to reach Oxford City Centre.

  • Uncategorized No Comments

    image

  • Uncategorized No Comments

    image

  • Uncategorized No Comments

     

    Starting at Aylesbury depot Mid May 2010

    Courtesy of Arriva PLC

    Eco-friendly driving gets green light to save fuel on Arriva buses

    Arriva learn Index

    An image of the EcoManager LED display

    Arriva has given the green light to fuel-saving technology which, together with changes in driving technique, will help cut exhaust emissions from its UK bus fleet.

    The company confirmed that all new buses delivered in 2009 will be fitted with EcoManager, a system developed by Arriva over the past two years together with technology supplier 21st Century, a subsidiary of TG21 plc.  A further 1,800 buses are having the equipment retrofitted this year.

    Driver training and adoption of eco-driving techniques are central to delivering the improvements in fuel consumption that the technology supports.

    Arriva has developed a training programme in tandem with trials and development of the system which began at Arriva’s bus depot in Runcorn, Cheshire, in 2007.  Training for new drivers includes advice on eco-driving techniques, avoiding harsh acceleration or braking whenever possible and improved anticipation of changes in road or traffic conditions to ensure optimum fuel efficiency.

    A dashboard-mounted LED display runs from green through amber to red depending on the level of fuel consumption.  With improved awareness drivers can maximise the amount of time their bus runs in the green and save fuel.

    Training begins with a video presentation and a coaching session for drivers to become familiar with the system.  Drivers get a monthly printout showing their performance compared to both the depot average and the best performing driver.  Individual follow-up training is available to support those who need it.

    During 2008 the trial in north west England was widened to 500 buses, and results indicated an overall fuel saving of up to12 per cent.  Based on this experience, and an assumption of fuel economy improvements of five to 10 per cent in normal operating conditions, Arriva has committed to roll-out the system and training more widely across its UK regional bus operations.

    For fleet management, the system’s ‘black box’ produces detailed reports enabling comparison between different vehicles on the same route, different driving styles in the same vehicle and a particular vehicle type’s performance on different routes.
    Passenger research also points to improved customer satisfaction as a result of smoother acceleration and braking.

    Arriva UK Bus managing director Mike Cooper said: “It’s vitally important to conserve fuel as much as possible so we can deliver value-for-money local services and for the environmental benefits it brings.

    “The key to the success of this programme is our people taking on a new way of thinking, and driving.  The technology alone can’t make the difference that the people can, so it’s great to see our drivers have taken to the challenge and are easing off the gas.

    “Giving the green light to the EcoManager roll-out should see the system installed in more than 40 per cent of our regional fleet by the end of the year – with each of those buses reducing its emissions by up to 10 per cent.”

    Peter Ward, Chairman of TG21 plc, 21st Century’s parent company said: "We are extremely proud of what 21st Century and Arriva have achieved with the EcoManager product to date and are looking forward to building on this successful partnership through a wider roll-out."

    In 2008 Arriva set itself a challenge of reducing its greenhouse gas emissions footprint by 15 per cent, like-for-like, from the 2006 level by 2012.

« Previous Entries   

Recent Comments

  • Nellie will have to retime this route to allow for the delay...
  • NOT WORTH RUNNING A LATE BUS SERVICE TO WYCOMBE AFTER MONDAY...
  • NO GOOD PUTTING UP A MAP OF THE TOWN BUS ROUTES AS ARRIVA WI...
  • I think you will find it impossible to turn left onto Secklo...
  • i need to get to bicester near the courtyard, (art college) ...