Archive for May, 2012

Courtesy of Parkeon

Friday, May 18th, 2012

Coming  in Setember 2012

Parkeon News


Friday, 11 May 2012 14:23
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Smart ticketing technology is spreading right across the south of England now that Arriva The Shires has joined Arriva Southern Counties in the ITSO revolution.

Arriva The Shires has become the latest operator in the Arriva Group to adopt the Wayfarer200 ticketing platform developed by Parkeon, with the ITSO-enabled on-vehicle technology will be  installed on 500 buses across Essex, Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Bedfordshire. This follows on from an Arriva Southern Counties project to install over 500 Wayfarer200 ETMs, with built-in GPRS technology, on buses operating across Kent, Essex and Surrey.

"The new roll-out with Arriva The Shires demonstrates the critical mass that our smart ticketing technology is gaining throughout Britain," says Parkeon Head of UK Sales Gavin Trimnell.

"Operators such as Arriva are quickly joining up the ITSO ‘dots’ to create a truly smart picture of future bus transportation that is benefiting bus companies and their passengers. The concept of smart is moving beyond concessionary travel, with more and more operators launching commercial schemes and making interoperability a reality in many parts of the country."

Amidst this continuing growth, the Wayfarer200 is proving to be a valuable building block in bus companies’ retail strategies through its ability to handle multiple ticketing types and standards.

Arriva’s Regional Commercial Director, Kevin Hawkins, said: "Arriva is at the forefront of using technology to enhance the passenger experience – our latest investment in the Shires network will allow us to introduce exciting new commercial smart card products."

The partnership between Arriva and Parkeon extends over many years. The Wayfarer200 represents the fourth generation of ETM technology adopted by the company since the early 1980s.

Nationally, the latest contract brings the number of Wayfarer200s purchased by the Arriva Group to around 3,900 for its UK operations

RAF Freedom Parade on Monday 28 May – 1300 to 1500

Friday, May 18th, 2012

Princes Risborough High Street will be closed for an RAF Freedom Parade on Monday 28 May between 1300 to 1500. Service 300 will need to divert during these times via New Road and observe the part-time bus stops on that ring road. Service 120/121 will need to terminate in New Road and turn using the roundabout at New Road/Horns Lane by M&S.

However in addition the parade will also march along Bell Street at about 1400 and the road will be closed for about 10 minutes whilst this occurs – no diversion is possible so any service 300 buses in the vicinity at that time will need to wait until the road is re-opened.

Frogmoor in High Wycombe – Sunday 27 May from first bus until 13:00.

Friday, May 18th, 2012

Frogmoor in High Wycombe will be closed for an open air church service to be held on Sunday 27 May from first bus until 13:00.

Services 300 and 31 will need to divert via Glenisters Road and Arch Way thus not serving the stops in each direction at Frogmoor and Oxford Street. Last bus stop going into High Wycombe before the Bus station will thus be at Beaconsfield Arms and first stop coming from High Wycombe Bus Station will be Morrison’s.


Thursday, May 10th, 2012

Service 60 will be diverted on MOST journeys within Buckingham due to the closure of London road for resurfacing, between Monday 14th May and Friday 25th May.

Except for the journeys listed below, service 60 will divert from the roundabout just after Tesco, via right onto the A421, left onto the A413, left onto the A422, Stratford road and right into the Bus Stand – on departure follow the reverse of this diversionary route back to Tesco.

Journeys at 0730 ex Aylesbury [OUTWARD only]; 1445 ex Aylesbury and 1537 ex Buckingham can follow the normal routeing to enable schoolchildren for Buckingham Upper and Royal Latin to be dropped off and picked up – but drivers must show caution and patience if signage and/or equipment need to be moved to allow buses through.

Staff news update

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012





Saturday, May 5th, 2012

Aylesbury Road in Wendover will be closed on the evenings of Tuesday 8th & Wednesday 9th May for repairs.

Service 55 will be unable to serve Wendover so will use the by-pass instead.

Any passengers wishing to alight in Wendover should e dropped off in the vicinity of either roundabout at each end of the by-pass


Saturday, May 5th, 2012

On Sunday 13th May, Oxford High Street will be closed from 1000 until 1040 eastbound only for a charity fun run.

The 280 departing Oxford Rail Station at 1000 should follow normal route to New Road, then Castle Street, OId Greyfriars Street, Speedwell Street [observing bus stop outside Council offices], right into St.Aldates, ahead into Abingdon road, left into Weir Lane, ahead Donnington Bridge Road, left Iffley Road and right at The Plain roundabout into St.Clements Street and normal route back to Aylesbury.

2330 ex High Wycombe service 300 – Friday evening 18th May

Saturday, May 5th, 2012

On Friday evening 18th May, part of West Wycombe Road is closed, so the 2330 ex High Wycombe service 300 will need to divert via left into Mill End Road, right at the Hour Glass junction into Chapel Lane[note speed camera in Chapel lane] and left back into West Wycombe Road.

High Wycombe closure

Saturday, May 5th, 2012

Service 300 [and High Wycombe service 31] will be unable to serve Frogmoor and Oxford Street in the Town Centre of High Wycombe, all day on Saturday 19 May, meaning the service will need to divert in both directions via Glenisters Road and Arch Way.

The reason for this closure is for a May Fayre and weighing of the Mayor [I joke not – honest!]

EDL Demonstration, Luton, 5th May 2012

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

 Service 61


Will operate non-stop between the L&D Hospital and Luton Airport,

using the M1 from junction 11 to junction 10

NO 61 Buses will serve any part of Luton Town centre