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Drivers notes for changes from Sunday 5th Feb 2012

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

ARRIVA the SHIRES: AYLESBURY GARAGE – DRIVER NOTES

A BRIEF OUTLINE OF THE MAIN CHANGES TO SERVICES AT AYLESBURY

From Sunday 5th February

Service 4: the frequency is reduced from every 15 minutes to every 20 minutes [reduced from 18/20 to 22/24 in peaks] but the route is extended via service 9 to and from Stoke Mandeville Hospital, New Wing. This means that from Church Square through to Stoke Hospital, both the 4 and the 9 will follow the same route and observe the same bus stops as each other, i.e. as the 9 does now. There will now be a couple more minutes to do a round trip.

Service 9: frequency reduced from every 15 to every 20 minutes off peak [in peaks reduced from every 18/20 to every 22/24 minutes] but the routeing will remain unchanged and there will be 5 minutes more to do a round trip.

Service 16: a major revamp of the route and the timetable by Bucks CC, but the contract re-awarded to us, with a withdrawal between Marsh Gibbon and Bicester; and a reduced timetable but now to a more regular pattern giving an hourly service between Aylesbury and Waddesdon with most journeys extended to Steeple Claydon and every other journey to Marsh Gibbon. Many journeys run via Quainton but only one return trip diverts to Westcott. Routeings west of Grendon Underwood are still varied! Saturday service is two-hourly to the same basis. All journeys west of Quainton will be operated by the Bicester/Steeple rota.

Service 17: withdrawn without replacement

Service 18: contract re-awarded to Langston & Tasker, still between Bicester and Buckingham but with peak journeys to and from Aylesbury. Saturday service withdrawn.

Service 55: the service has already been extended “unofficially” from Amersham Hospital to Chesham Broadway but will become a normal service and journeys will be operated by duties on the Main, Steeple and Trainer rotas. Route learning to eb arranged!

Service 60: the afternoon journey that runs on schooldays only from Buckingham School to Aylesbury will be withdrawn. To replace this, a normal return service trip has amended times to transport the schoolchildren and will be done by the night rtoa drivers.

Services 100 and 150: revised routeing in Milton Keynes. Coming off the main A5 as now into Portway and right at the bus only turn into Elder Gate. Coming past the station, turn left into Midsummer Boulevard [immediately before the Bus Station] and across at the roundabout, observing stop X3 outside Chiuquto, which will be the new stop for the Rail Station [note that until about March 8th we will still be using the temporary stop opposite the Station in Elder Gate]. At this point, destination display should be changed to the service number for the return journey and to show Aylesbury.

Then continue along Midsummer Boulevard to the second set of lights and turn right into Saxon Gate, then left into Avebury Boulevard and as now to the main Shops stop. On leaving the Shops, turn left at the lights into Secklow Gate, then left again at the next lights into Silbury Boulevard and keep going straight ahead until the roundabout with Grafton Gate, turn right here and then left at the next roundabout onto Portway and then back onto the A5. Thus we no longer serve the Food Centre area.

A map is available.

Service 280; more running time on most peak journeys in at least one direction. Off peak and weekends unchanged.

Service 300: on Monday to Friday increased frequency from every 20 minutes to every 15 minutes [17 to 20 minutes in the peaks] with more peak running time on many journeys. Apart from two morning peak journeys into Aylesbury and two evening peak journeys out of Aylesbury, all journeys on Monday to Saturday are withdrawn from Ellesborough and Butlers Cross, and will now run via the “main road”, i.e. past Little Kimble Station to make them more direct and reliable. Check dutyboard on peak journeys to see if you operate via BUTLERS CROSS [now in capitals on dutyboard!].

Service 613: This service on reaching the St.Mary’s School roundabout in Fairford Leys will now double back along Coldharbour Way and along Oxford Road and Whitehill to the Royal bucks hospital then into Bicester Road and as service 16 to Waddesdon School. Reverse of this routeing in the afternoon.

New timetables have now arrived for the 2, 4, 4/9, 9, 16, 50, 60, 61, 100/150, 280 & 300. The 55 and 500 should not be far away.

Neil Roughton

24.01.12

Route changes from 5th Feb 2012

Sunday, January 22nd, 2012

Changes to Arriva
bus times in
North
Buckinghamshire
from 5th February 2012
We will be making changes to a number of our services in
the Aylesbury and North Buckinghamshire area, mainly to
improve reliability but also including:
Improved service to Stoke Mandeville Hospital
More frequent buses on Line 300.
Full details of the changes are shown in this leaflet.
New timetable leaflets are available from local outlets
or by phoning 0844 800 4411.
They can also be viewed online at www.arrivabus.co.uk.

2 AYLESBURY – QUARRENDON
There will be minor timetable changes, mainly during Monday to Friday peak
times but also affecting early morning and evening journeys on Mondays to
Saturdays.
4 COPPICE ESTATE – AYLESBURY – HAWKSLADE FARM Greenroute 4
This service will be extended to Stoke Mandeville Hospital.
Buses will run in both directions via the same route as Redroute 9 between
Church Square and Stoke Mandeville Hospital.
The frequency will be reduced to every 20 minutes during the main part of the
day and to every 22 to 24 minutes at peak times.

4 and 9 AYLESBURY – WALTON COURT – HAWKSLADE FARM
Greenroute 4 and Redroute 9 will jointly provide a bus
every 10 minutes (every 11 to 13 minutes during peak periods)
between Stoke Mandeville Hospital and Church Square through
to the Town Centre and vice-versa.

9 BEDGROVE – AYLESBURY – STOKE MANDEVILLE Redroute 9
To improve reliability, the frequency will be reduced to every 20 minutes during the
main part of the day and and every 22 to 24 minutes at peak times.
There will be an earlier Monday to Friday journey via Broughton to Bedgrove.

16 BICESTER – TWYFORD – QUAINTON – AYLESBURY Following a review of usage by Buckinghamshire County Council who subsidise this service, it will no longer run between between Marsh Gibbon and Bicester. A more regular daytime service will be provided between Steeple Claydon, Waddesdon and Aylesbury, running hourly on Mondays to Fridays and two-hourly on Saturdays. Alternate buses will be extended to Marsh Gibbon and there will be
additional peak-time buses.

17 STEEPLE CLAYTON – BICESTER – QUAINTON – AYLESBURY
Following a review of usage by Buckinghamshire County Council who subsidise
this service, it will no longer run.

18 BICESTER – STEEPLE CLAYTON – BUCKINGHAM
This service will be run on behalf of Buckinghamshire County Council by Langston
& Tasker, following the existing route but with some journeys extended to or from
Aylesbury at peak times.  The Saturday service will no longer run.

50 AYLESBURY – STOKE MANDEVILLE – WENDOVER – RAF HALTON
The timetable will be revised with an additional morning peak-time bus and an
extra one during the late afternoon.
The 1436 bus from RAF Halton to Aylesbury on Schooldays will no longer run.

60 AYLESBURY – OVING – WINSLOW – BUCKINGHAM
The buses at 1445 from Aylesbury and 1545 from Buckingham will run earlier
to cater for schoolchildren from Buckingham School.

61 AYLESBURY – TRING – IVINGHOE – DUNSTABLE – LUTON – LUTON AIRPORT
The Monday to Friday timetable will be revised, with some journeys retimed by
between five and ten minutes to improve reliability.

100/150 AYLESBURY – LEIGHTON BUZZARD – MILTON KEYNES
The section of route via Milton Keynes Rail Station will no longer be served
by these buses. A replacement bus stop will be introduced nearby in Midsummer
Boulevard, outside Chiquito.

The section of route via MK Food Centre will no longer be served and buses will
be re-routed to take a more direct route to the A5.
The timetable will be revised to take account of these route changes and to help
improve reliability.

200/280 AYLESBURY – HADDENHAM – THAME – OXFORD
lThe Monday to Friday peak-time timetable will be revised, with additional
running time to help improve reliability.

300 AYLESBURY – STOKE MANDEVILLE – PRINCES RISBOROUGH – HIGH WYCOMBE
The Monday to Friday frequency will be increased to run every
15 minutes during the main part of the day and every 15 to 20
minutes at peak times.
There will be a revised timetable on Mondays to Saturdays.
All buses, with the exception of two morning and two
afternoon peak-time journeys, will no longer serve Butlers
Cross, being routed instead along the main road through
Little Kimble in order to help improve reliability and provide
quicker, more direct journeys.

500 AYLESBURY – TRING – BERKHAMSTED – HEMEL HEMPSTEAD – WATFORD
The short journeys after the morning peak period on Mondays to Fridays between
Aylesbury and Hemel Hempstead will no longer run.
The 0912 bus from Aylesbury will depart at 0907 and will run to revised times to
improve reliability.

613 HADDENHAM – WADDESDON SCHOOL
l The route and the timetable will be revised.
l After Fairford Leys, buses will run via Oxford Road, Royal Bucks Hospital and
Bicester Road in Aylesbury.
l The route in Haddenham will be revised to better match where demand is and
provide a more direct journey.

Improved service to Stoke Mandeville Hospital More frequent buses   – up to every 15
minutes

Bicester, the Bus Station in Bure Place – from Monday 30 January 2012.

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

For our last week of operation into Bicester, the Bus Station in Bure Place will be closed long term for re-development from Monday 30 January 2012.

Buses on services 16 and 18 will now use stop C in Market Square. Buses now run along Manorsfield road and at the end turn left into Market Square and circumnavigate this Square then turning right back into Manorsfield Road. I have a map if anyone wants to check it, but unfortunately although indicating the bus stops, it doesn’t label them, however a poster says service 18 is observing stop C, whichever that is, and presumably service 16 is as well! I would assume that stop C will be the third one which would mean it is on the south side of Market Square.

The notice states that due to the volume of buses using the Square, layover cannot be taken there. Service 18 has a long layover in the morning so this may not be possible – if this is so then I would suggest Bicester North Station is used

Duke Street, Princes Risborough – Sunday 29th January

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

On Sunday 29th January, BT will be working in Duke Street, Princes Risborough, resulting in service 300 being unable to access the High Street.

Service 300 will therefore run via New Road in both directions and observe the bus stops in New Road.

No times have been given for the work so this diversion should be observed all through the day.

Oxford – Speedwell st

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

The shelter at the above stop is due to be replaced this weekend (Fri 20 – Sun 22 Jan; exact timings to depend on progress of works), closing the stop.

OBC will be setting up a temporary stop in the layover bay about 50 metres further along the road; please use this for the duration.

image temporary stop will be here

Staff Notice – Ref Holidays

Friday, January 13th, 2012

All remaining holiday days for Holiday year 2011-2012

must be booked NOW !!!!!

OR this will be allocated by SDM

 

Holiday Year 2012 –2013

All Staff must book a minimum of 4 weeks with immediate effect

otherwise this will be allocated for them as well by SDM

 

Steve Ellam

Senior Duty Manager

New routing in MK for Route 100-150 from Feb 5th 2012

Friday, January 13th, 2012

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Roadworks update

Friday, January 13th, 2012

Roadworks that will impact on the 4, 50, 55 and 300 next week.

The will be two-way traffic control (stop and go boards) on Stoke Road railway bridge to install anti-skid material on the bridge.

It will run between 0930 and 1530 on Weds – Fri, 18th – 20th January.

Social club draw Jan 2012

Saturday, January 7th, 2012

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