Archive for December, 2015

CLOSURE OF LEIGHTON BUZZARD HIGH STREET: 24th DECEMBER FROM 17:00 to FINISH

Monday, December 21st, 2015

Due to the annual Christmas Carol Event, Leighton Buzzard High Street will be closed from 17:00 until 21:00.

Services 70, 150 and DASH should divert via West Street and 70 and Dash via Leston Road as well. Observe the part time bus stops in West Street in each direction and use these for driver changeovers if applicable.

Services 32 and 34 should terminate in Lake Street opposite the Library and depart via Hockliffe Street.

NEW HEMEL TOWN CENTRE SCHEME:FROM 21st DECEMBER 2015

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

The new Hemel Hempstead Town Centre scheme will commence from first bus on Monday 21st December.

The Bus Station will close and will no longer be served by service 500.

Marlowes will re-open and the 500 will run in both directions via Waterhouse Street, Coombe Street, Marlowes, Bridge Street, Waterhouse Street. A map is attached of the new stopping arrangements.

Service 500 towards Watford will serve bus stop G in Marlowes [formally stop 20 and on the section between Coombe Street and the road yup to the hospital] and then stop L, which is right at the end of Marlowes just before the corner with Bridge Street. There is hesitation time at this bus stop.

Service 500 towards Aylesbury will serve bus stop G in Marlowes and then bus  stop H, which is the first stop after the roundabout with the road up to the hospital. There is hesitation time at this bus stop.

Revised duties are attached showing the new timing point stops in Marlowes.

I am informed the toilets are now relocated to the area on the bend between Marlowes and Bridge Street.

SERVICE 280: CONCLUSION OF FREIDESWIDE SQUARE WORKS & NEW STOPPING ARRANGEMENTS

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

From Sunday 13th December, the re-development works at Oxford Frideswide Square [near the Rail Station] are over and the new layouts and stopping arrangements will apply.

Service 280 will not be stopping at the buss tops actually in Frideswide Square.

Towards the Rail Station, service 280 will set down at bus stop F3 in Park End Street, just before the roundabout into Frideswide.

From the Rail Station, service 280 will pick up at bus stop D0 [that’s “D zero”] in Park End Street, opposite “Las Iguanas”.

There are no other changes to route or stopping places. A map showing the new stops is attached.

Frideswide Square and Park End Street Bus Stops (1)

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

DIVERSION IN BUCKINGHAM: SATURDAY 12th DECEMBER

Due to a “Christmas Event”, the High Street, Bus Stand, Bridge Street and London Road / Chandos junction will be closed from 10.00 until 13.00 on Saturday 12thDecember.

Services 60 and X60 will be diverted as per the attached poster from Bucks CC.
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Xmas and New year bus Services

Friday, December 4th, 2015

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xmas buses

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This weeks diversions

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

Two diversions affecting Aylesbury operations – both on FRIDAY 4th DECEMBER.

Service 55 will be unable to serve Amersham Hospital from 13:00 until finish of the day. Diversion is to continue on by-pass by turning left at roundabout at the bottom of the hill near the hospital, then left at the next roundabout into Gore Hill and right at the next roundabout back onto normal route. Reverse of this coming back to Aylesbury. All journeys to observe bus stops in Gore Hill.

Service 300 will be unable to serve Princes Risborough High Street from 12 noon until 21:00 due to the “Christmas lights switch-on” – all journeys in both directions to run direct via New Road and observe the temporary bus stops in that road. Note road remains open for a while after 12 noon but buses must divert to avoid problems with the fairground setting up and blocking the road.