Archive for April, 2010

Social club draw result

Monday, April 26th, 2010

 

 

March

B Turnball

T Brown

M Coomber

Asekokhai

Mckay

April

M Patey

J Gibbs

D Webb

M Conroy

J Gagnon

 

 

Forthcoming service changes in May 2010

Saturday, April 24th, 2010

Courtesy of Bucks CC

 

May changes

Bus

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 tfb@buckscc.gov.uk

Milton Keynes Bus Service changes

Saturday, April 24th, 2010

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

Route
Route Description
Valid From

1/1A/1B/1C
Central Milton Keynes – Newport Pagnell – Olney – Bedford
25/04/2010

1/1B
Newton Longville – Bletchley – Central Milton Keynes – Newport Pagnell
25/04/2010

2
Westcroft – Kingsmead – Central Milton Keynes – Willen – Newport Pagnell
25/04/2010

3
Bradville – Oldbrook – Central Milton Keynes – Kingston – Woburn Sands
25/04/2010

4/4A
Two Mile Ash [4] / Shenley Church End [4A] – Central Milton Keynes – Bletchley
25/04/2010

5/5A
Wolverton – Bradville [5A] – Stony Stratford [5] – Central Milton Keynes – Bletchley – Lakes Estate
25/04/2010

7/7A
Bletchley – Central Milton Keynes – Wolverton – Greenleys
25/04/2010

8/8A
Bletchley [8] – Walnut Tree – Central Milton Keynes – Westcroft
25/04/2010

18
Central Milton Keynes – Bletchley – Woburn Sands – Kingston
25/04/2010

20
Open University – Fyfield Barrow
25/04/2010

23/24/25
Bletchley / Heelands – Central Milton Keynes – Great Linford / Bletchley
25/04/2010

29
Central Milton Keynes – Hospital – Furzton – Bletchley
25/04/2010

33
Central Milton Keynes – Wolverton – Hanslope – Roade – Northampton
25/04/2010

44/44A
Lakes Estate – Bletchley – Central Milton Keynes – Stony Stratford – Wolverton
25/04/2010

X34
Central Milton Keynes – Ampthill – Flitwick
25/04/2010

Travel guide and bus maps to download

A5 Guide
A5 Milton Keynes Travel Guide
25/04/2010

A4 Guide
A4 Milton Keynes Travel Guide
25/04/2010

Urban Map
Urban Bus Map
25/04/2010

Rural Map
Rural Bus Map
25/04/2010

CMK Map
CMK Boarding Point Map
25/04/2010

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:

1/1B/1C
Revised route and timetable replacing part of the old 7 and 17B.

2
Route revised and timetable to operate via Brickhill Street.

2E
Withdrawn and replaced in part by routes 2 and 5/5A.

3
New route from Bradville to Woburn Sands via CMK, OU and Kingston.

3E
Withdrawn and replaced in part by routes 4A, 7/7A and 8.

4/4A
Revised timetable and revised route north of CMK. No longer serves Stony Stratford.

4E
Withdrawn and replaced by routes 4/4A.

5/5A/5E
Revised route and timetable. 5E withdrawn and replaced by routes 5/5A.

6/6A
Withdrawn and replaced in part by routes 3, 7/7A and 29.

7/7A
Revised route and timetable. No longer serves St Ledger Drive.

8/8A
Revised route and timetable. No longer serves Woburn Sands.

11
Withdrawn and replaced in part by revised route 18.

12
Withdrawn and replaced in part by routes 3, 5/5A, 7/7A and 8/8A.

13
Withdrawn and replaced in part by routes 5 and 7/7A.

16
Withdrawn and replaced by route 24/25 and revised 29.

17B
Withdrawn and replace by journeys on route 1 and 24/25.

18
Revised route and timetable replacing section of route 11.

20
Revised route and timetable.

20A/21
Withdrawn and replaced by routes 8/8A and 24/25.

23
New route replacing part of the old 6 and 7/7A.

24/25
New route replacing part of the old 7, 17B, 20/21, 25 and 26.

26E
Withdrawn and replaced in part by routes 7/7A and route 8.

29
Withdrawn and replaced by new route 29 with revised route and timetable.

33
Revised timetable.

39
Withdrawn and replaced in part by route 4/4A.

44/44A
Revised route and timetable.

160/165
Revised timetable.

900
New route and timetable.

X34
Revised timetable

640/641/642/643
Routes withdrawn

To find out more detailed journey information contact Traveline public transport info on 0871 200 22 33 or visit Traveline Journey Planner or www.arrivabus.co.uk/mkstar/

Milton Keynes Council Transport Home Page Home Page

Aylesbury Bus Station to close on EDL protest day from midday on Sat May 1st

Friday, April 23rd, 2010

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

Friday, April 23rd, 2010

 

 

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.

Sunday 25th April 1300-1700

Friday, April 23rd, 2010

 

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.

STAFF MEETING AT RAILWAY CLUB

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

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.

Staff Notice – CHANGES TO PRIORITIES IN WALTON STREET, AYLESBURY

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

 

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.

Staff Notice – 2010 ANNUAL SHOE ORDER

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

 

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

Lynne Nappin

Staff notice

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

FLIGHT DELAYS

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.

Paul Adcock

Area Managing Director