Archive for April, 2010
Courtesy of Bucks CC
3rd May 2010
51 – On a Mission
Aylesbury – Prebendal Farm – Southcourt – Stoke Mandeville Hospital
New service calling every 30 minutes Monday to Friday.
10th May 2010
Silverrider 1 – Z & S International
Aylesbury – Fairford Leys
This service which is currently contracted to Buckinghamshire County Council will be become a commercially run service by Z & S International. The route, timetable and fares will remain the same.
Greenroute 4 – Arriva the Shires
The Coppice – Aylesbury – Walton Court
Timing changes to late afternoon and evening journeys.
Redroute 9 – Arriva the Shires
Bedgrove – Aylesbury – Stoke Mandeville Hospital
Timing changes. This service will no longer call at Station Boulevard from the Hospital.
Line 60 – Arriva the Shires
Aylesbury – Winslow – Buckingham
Minor timing changes throughout Monday to Saturday.
61 – Arriva the Shires
Aylesbury – Tring – Dunstable – Luton
Minor timing changes throughout Monday to Saturday. 1555 journey from Aylesbury will run via Lalleford road in Luton.
305 – Carousel Buses
Beaconsfield – Seer Green – The Chalfonts – Gerrards Cross – Uxbridge
This service will now be fully operated by Carousel Buses. Timing changes will occur throughout the service. On Monday to Friday certain journeys from Beaconsfield will extend to Uxbridge, with the last two terminating at Gerrards Cross. Two extra journeys will run on Saturday between Beaconsfield and Uxbridge. The last two journeys from Gerrards Cross on Monday to Friday (last one from Uxbridge on Saturdays) will terminate at High Wycombe.
327 – Chiltern Rambler Community Action Dacorum
Hemel Hempstead – Berkhamsted – Luton – Whipsnade Zoo – Tring – Hemel Hempstead
This Summer Sundays only service, will start again on 30th May finishing on 26th September. Previously ran by Centrebus this will now be operated by Community Action Dacorum the timetable has changed with the bus now leaving Hemel Hempstead in the morning at 0920.
Line 500 – Arriva the Shires
Aylesbury – Tring – Hemel Hempstead – Watford
Timing changes throughout the service Monday to Saturday. Except one return Monday to Friday peak journey this will no longer call at Cow Lane in Tring. Monday to Friday peak time journeys will also call at the Cassio Campus in Watford.
583 – Redline Buses
Hedgerley – Slough – Wexham Park – Langley – Iver – Uxbridge
This Monday to Saturday service will now be run by Redline Buses. Some timing and route changes will be made to journeys on Monday to Friday. The Saturday service will remain unchanged.
For more information call 0845 2302882 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Bus Service Change from 25th April 2010 including new timetables
Arriva (Previously MK Metro) have been carrying out a detailed review of their commercial local bus services in Milton Keynes and will be introducing the new network on 25 April 2010.
It is intended that the end result will be a more effective bus network for the borough with improved early morning and evening services to/from Central Rail Station, improved frequencies on the main services, improved frequencies on Sundays, and consistent routes for services across the day. Arriva and Milton Keynes Council have been working together to ensure that there is consistency, as far as possible, between the subsidised and commercial services.
Please see the tables below to download the timetables, travel guides and maps for the new routes. Please click route number or blue description to download.
Individual Timetables For Download
Central Milton Keynes – Newport Pagnell – Olney – Bedford
Newton Longville – Bletchley – Central Milton Keynes – Newport Pagnell
Westcroft – Kingsmead – Central Milton Keynes – Willen – Newport Pagnell
Bradville – Oldbrook – Central Milton Keynes – Kingston – Woburn Sands
Two Mile Ash  / Shenley Church End [4A] – Central Milton Keynes – Bletchley
Wolverton – Bradville [5A] – Stony Stratford  – Central Milton Keynes – Bletchley – Lakes Estate
Bletchley – Central Milton Keynes – Wolverton – Greenleys
Bletchley  – Walnut Tree – Central Milton Keynes – Westcroft
Central Milton Keynes – Bletchley – Woburn Sands – Kingston
Open University – Fyfield Barrow
Bletchley / Heelands – Central Milton Keynes – Great Linford / Bletchley
Central Milton Keynes – Hospital – Furzton – Bletchley
Central Milton Keynes – Wolverton – Hanslope – Roade – Northampton
Lakes Estate – Bletchley – Central Milton Keynes – Stony Stratford – Wolverton
Central Milton Keynes – Ampthill – Flitwick
Travel guide and bus maps to download
A5 Milton Keynes Travel Guide
A4 Milton Keynes Travel Guide
Urban Bus Map
Rural Bus Map
CMK Boarding Point Map
For all other routes and current timetables please goto Current bus information including timetables
See below for information of the new and the current routes that will be affected:
Revised route and timetable replacing part of the old 7 and 17B.
Route revised and timetable to operate via Brickhill Street.
Withdrawn and replaced in part by routes 2 and 5/5A.
New route from Bradville to Woburn Sands via CMK, OU and Kingston.
Withdrawn and replaced in part by routes 4A, 7/7A and 8.
Revised timetable and revised route north of CMK. No longer serves Stony Stratford.
Withdrawn and replaced by routes 4/4A.
Revised route and timetable. 5E withdrawn and replaced by routes 5/5A.
Withdrawn and replaced in part by routes 3, 7/7A and 29.
Revised route and timetable. No longer serves St Ledger Drive.
Revised route and timetable. No longer serves Woburn Sands.
Withdrawn and replaced in part by revised route 18.
Withdrawn and replaced in part by routes 3, 5/5A, 7/7A and 8/8A.
Withdrawn and replaced in part by routes 5 and 7/7A.
Withdrawn and replaced by route 24/25 and revised 29.
Withdrawn and replace by journeys on route 1 and 24/25.
Revised route and timetable replacing section of route 11.
Revised route and timetable.
Withdrawn and replaced by routes 8/8A and 24/25.
New route replacing part of the old 6 and 7/7A.
New route replacing part of the old 7, 17B, 20/21, 25 and 26.
Withdrawn and replaced in part by routes 7/7A and route 8.
Withdrawn and replaced by new route 29 with revised route and timetable.
Withdrawn and replaced in part by route 4/4A.
Revised route and timetable.
New route and timetable.
All services will operate AS NORMAL until 12:00
The last departures from the bus station will be 12:15 300 to High Wycombe
12:10 50 to Halton Camp
12:15 150 to Leighton Buzzard
AFTER THIS TIME THE BUS STATION IS CLOSED AND NO AVAILABLE ACCESS – it will remain closed until Sunday am.
We propose the following:
Service 4 will be suspended.
Service 2 will operate from Haydon Hill to SMH (like the old service 9), but via Gatehouse Road. The Loading point for T/C to Hayden Hill will be Gatehouse Rd at Big Hand Mo’s roundabout.
Service 9 will be split:
As above there will be a linked service between Haydon Hill and SMH. Service 9 to SMH will load at the TA centre on the Oxford Road.
Service 9 to and from Bedgrove will operate a 30 minute shuttle service from Tesco store on Tring Road.
Service 16 will operate via Gatehouse Road and terminate at Big Hand Mo’s.
Service 60 will operate via Elmhurst Road, Gatehouse Road and terminate at Big Hand Mo’s.
Service 280 will terminate and begin from the TA centre on the Oxford Road.
Service 500 will terminate and start from Tesco, Tring Rd
Service 61 will terminate and start from Tesco, Tring Road
Service 50 will terminate and start from The Gyratory
Service 300 will terminate and start from The Gyratory
Service 100/ 150 will terminate and start from The Weavers public House Bierton Rd/ Cambridge Street.
We hope to have supervisory staff at all 4 points and the depot.
Frogmoor Traffic Lights High Wycombe
With immediate effect please approach the bus lane traffic lights
under the railway bridge at the end of Frogmoor slowly to give the
new reader time to scan your bus.
If you approach to quickly the reader will not scan and the
traffic lights will not change from red.
Walton Street, the section between Market Square and Friarage Road only, will be closed on Sunday 25th April from 1300 to 1700 for a St.George’s Day parade.
Thus service 2 will be unable to stop in Great Western Street and therefore all arrivals on service 9 and departures on service 2 during this time will need to use Bay 11 inside the Bus Station instead.
Date for your Diary’s
STAFF MEETING AT RAILWAY CLUB
THURSDAY 6TH MAY
There will be a staff meeting at the Railway Club on Thursday 6th May 2010.
This will be an opportunity for you to ask any questions to the Depot Manager, Union, Engineering and Head of Operations West.
CHANGES TO PRIORITIES IN WALTON STREET, AYLESBURY
The latest phase of the public transport hub in Aylesbury was recently completed. This phase sees a change to priorities for traffic on Walton Street.
From 12th April a contra-flow cycle has been in operation allowing cyclists to enter Walton Street from the roundabout of Exchange Street by the Waterside Theatre and then travel against the flow of general traffic to the shared space area outside the Travel Information Centre.
Please be aware of these changes and to expect cyclists travelling towards you on this section of the road. The new cycle lane is marked in green.
It’s that time of year again when we will be taking orders for your annual shoe issue.
We are using the same suppliers as last year. All styles will be non slip to comply with the company Health & Safety policy, but this time will not have the steel toe caps so should make for a lighter and more comfortable wear.
These shoes tend to come up larger than most peoples normal shoe size, so please check before ordering, as we had to exchange a lot of orders last year for one size smaller. (Please look at the ones you have now for your correct size).
Attached is an order form which I would be grateful if you could complete and return to me by 7th May 2010. Please place in Silver Tin.
The female drivers may order from the list attached but there is an alternative style being trialled at Luton at the moment which is much lighter and less clumpy.
We are hoping to have details of this shortly – it will either be a slip on or lace up style.
Any queries please see me. Thanks
We are aware that a small number of staff members have been delayed returning to work from their holiday as a result of flight disruption caused by the Volcano in Iceland.
I take this opportunity to clarify that staff that are unfortunately unable to attend work as a result of the current flight delays have the option of:
- Taking annual leave
- Taking unpaid leave
Employees affected by this should liaise with their line managers.
Area Managing Director