October 31st, 2009
Bucks County Council Scholar/Student Passes
Please see below from Bucks County Council In light of the current postal strikes, some of our clients are experiencing difficulties receiving their renewed passes in time for the new term starting 2/11/09. I have to stress this only affects a small number of pupils, however we need to address this problem. I request that all drivers on Monday 2/11/09 only, when faced with a pupil without a pass stating they are waiting for it to arrive in the post. To accept the child for travel and take their name to forward to their manager for further investigation. Also the driver must inform the pupil go to the school reception immediately to acquire a temporary pass for travel home and the following few days. Please ensure this information is relayed to all your staff so situations of stranded pupils can be avoided on Monday 2/11/09
REMEMBRANCE DAY PARADES IN BUCKINGHAMSHIRE SUNDAY 8TH NOVEMBER 2009 AYLESBURY
Walton St is closed from County Hall up to the Bus Station, so u turn in front of Bus Station on leaving G1 in Great Western Street.
HADDENHAM Church End closed 15.40 – 16.00. 15.30 ex Aylesbury 280 to reverse turn in to Willis Road.
STONE Road closed by War Memorial – opposite shop, between 09.50 and 10.10 – 280 from Oxford may be affected – will just need to wait until road clears as will only be a few minutes.
KIMBLE Road closure to Service 300 for a few minutes. Buses to park up and wait for road to clear.
NAPHILL On Main Road the 15.10 ex Ayl and 15.00 ex High Wycombe will need to wait for a few minutes.
PRINCES RISBOROUGH A4010, Bell Street, closed in Princes Risborough for a few minutes around 9.30 and then again at 11.20. Buses to park up and wait for road to clear.
IN ALL CASES WHERE BUSES ARE DELAYED AND HAVE TO WAIT, PLEASE ACT RESPECTFULLY AND SWITCH OFF ENGINES.
SERVICE 300 PRINCES RISBOROUGH NEW ONE WAY SYSTEM
From Monday 2nd November 2009 PR High Street will become ONE WAY. No vehicles will be able to enter the High Street from Bell Street. All High Wycombe bound services will use existing route. Aylesbury bound services will enter the High Street from Tescos’ roundabout, using the town Bypass Road. The bus stop on the Bypass Road is not to be used for setting down or boarding, unless instructed to do so. Both High Wycombe and Aylesbury services will board and set down in the High Street at the same stop. Drivers are asked to ensure that the correct destination is shown and to be aware of intending passengers. Your help & assistance is greatly appreciated.
SERVICE 150 SUNDAY 1ST NOVEMBER 2009
Due to closure of Canal Bridge on Linslade/Leighton Border, Service 150 will be unable to serve Linslade and will have a lengthy diversion. From Aylesbury at the Linslade By-pass roundabout turn right, then (i.e. opp direction to 100 route) then left at second roundabout into Grovebury Road, at top of this road turn left onto Standbridge Road, follow ring road around and then turn left from West Street at traffic lights into Bridge Street and into High Street and normal route. On return from Milton Keynes follow reverse of this diversion.
TO ALL STAFF
As you are probably aware by now, services 260 and 261 are withdrawn after operation on Saturday 31st October 2009. They are replaced by broadly similar Service 110, to run Monday to Saturday, but there is no longer a service between Worminghall and Oxford and the sections that divert via Haddenham Health Centre or Prebendal Farm, are now served by other Bucks County Council contracts run by other operators. Service 110 will issue through tickets from any point to Wheatley, Headington and Oxford as per the fare chart, to change at Thame on to Service 280. Please remember if issuing such a ticket to also issue a transfer ticket. However, Concessionary Pass Holders should not have a through ticket issued but re-book when boarding the Service 280. On Monday to Friday, the last 110 westbound, is 16.05 from Aylesbury Bus Station. However there is still a 17.45 journey now as Service 111 but operated by Z&S. They will accept Arriva Return Tickets, Weekly and Monthly Tickets on this journey. Please note that all journeys to Worminghall now operate direct from Shabbington to Worminghall, turn by reversing into THE AVENUE, then continue back but via Ickford – thus any passengers wanting Ickford have to travel via Worminghall first. Finally the 110 is two separate contracts for Bucks County Council, so we have to use two separate revenue numbers – most journeys use revenue number 3110, but the journeys operated by 19 and 40 duties use number 3710 so please check duty boards carefully before entering details onto the ticket machine. In order to save money, Bucks County Council has also cut back the evening service on Routes 2 and 9 on Monday to Saturday. The 21.40 and 22.40 Bus Station to Hospital and 22.00 Hospital to Bus Station on Service 9 will no longer run. On Service , the 22.20 will now run off of an arriving 280 and just run to Haydon Hill, Quarrendon and then to the Garage.