From Monday 7 November for 8 days, the road at Botolph Claydon down to Hogshaw and Shipton Lea is to be closed. However we have been informed by Bucks CC that the school time journey each morning and afternoon on service 17 will be allowed through.
Drivers are asked to show extreme caution when passing through the are of work and to show patience whilst any obstacles are removed from their path in the area of the work – good co-operation from our drivers is essential so that such arrangements are not jeopardised for the future.
Due to the annual Milton Keynes fireworks display on Saturday 5th November, buses on services 100 and 150 departing from Milton Keynes Shops after 18:00 should omit the Food Centre stop by turning left from Midsummer Boulevard into Secklow Gate then straight ahead at the next traffic lights onto normal route
Heath Road in Leighton Buzzard will be closed from 24 October from 09:00 to 15:30 each day for road resurfacing.
Service 150 will divert during these times [0845 to 1435 ex Aylesbury & 0840 to 1500 ex MK inclusive] via Plantation Road and Linslade Road in both directions and thus Heath Road and part of Heath & Reach will not be served.
The official closure order states the work will be from 24th October until 28 October, but I understand signs have appeared saying the work will only take two days so the road may well re-open as normal from Wednesday 26th October.
Central Beds Highways have confirmed that the roads are closed all day and there is no way through for buses. Thus service 34/35 will need to reverse turn at Van Dyke Road/Meadway junction and return to the High Street via Clarence Road, and the 32/33 will need to return along Brooklands Drive and Stanbridge Road after Russell Way.
Therefore Meadow Way/Appenine Way and Hockliffe Road will not be served all day.
Three lots of diversions for service 60 [and service 18 for the first two]:-
a) Buckingham Charter Fair will be held on this coming weekend. Thus from 10:00 on Friday 14th and all day Saturday 15thOctober, services 18 & 60 will terminate at Buckingham, Chandos. Buses into Buckingham turn right into Bourtonville [opposite Buckingham Upper School] the left onto Bourton Road and right into London Road and stop and stand at the bus stop opposite Chandos Road
b) Same closure and diversion again affecting the 18 and 60 from Friday 21 October at 10:00 and all day Saturday 22 October.
c) Bowling Alley in Oving will be closed from Monday 17 October to Wednesday 19 October for resurfacing. Buses on service 60 to operate in both directions along North Marston Lane & Whitchurch Lane. Temporary stops will be sited in North Marston Lane, near Ash Grove Gardens and is to be observed for both sides of the road. Likewise the bus stop at the top of Marston Hill going towards Aylesbury will also need to be observed for both sides of the road.
CLOSURE OF STOKE ROAD RAILWAY BRIDGE, AYLESBURY: SERVICES 4 & 300
Stoke Road railway bridge in Aylesbury will be closed for works from 20:00 on Friday 14th October until 06:00 on Monday 17 October, affecting services 4 and 300 – this is the work originally scheduled for the August bank holiday weekend that was postponed at the last minute.
Service 4: should be just ok on Friday night. All day Saturday to run via Oxford Road and Churchill Avenue in both directions. Service scheduled for Station Boulevard and Bus Station going towards Coppice should still serve both these points; buses during the midday that omit these two points on the way to the Coppice should run direct via Friarage Road and Exchange Street.
Service 300: Friday from 1945 ex Aylesbury and 1915 ex Wycombe; all day Saturday & Sunday to run via Wendover Road, the A413 to Stoke Mandeville, right into Station Road, past Stoke M Station and then left at the Church back onto normal route. Reverse of this route on return from Wycombe.
Drivers on RR9 please accept any tickets to Stoke Mandeville Hospital from the 300 and from the Z&S 165.
SERVICES 16 and 18
Due to bridge examination works by Network Rail, the road under the railway bridge between Launton and Marsh Gibbon on the 16 and 18 routes will be closed on Wednesday 19 October between 09:00 and 16:00.
Buses to wards Bicester will need to divert in Marsh Gibbon from Bicester Road, right into Tomkins Lane, right into Townsend and follow the road down to the A41, right onto the A41then next right off the A41 onto Blackthorn Road [the weight limit on this road is suspended for the duration], and into Launton to rejoin the normal route by the Bull crossroads. Reverse of this for journeys from Bicester
ARRIVA – Get Hip and Hop about with the new HIP HOP ticket
Get Hip and Hop about with the new HIP HOP ticket
Working with Luton Borough Council, Arriva, Centrebus and Grant Palmer have joined forces
to offer customers the new HipHop bus ticket.
With day and week tickets available, the ticket can be used for unlimited travel on all three of
the operato/s services within the Luton and Dunstable zone.
Buy the ticket from the driver and then hop on the service you need.
Day tickets – £4.20
Weekly tickets – £l6.50