August 24th, 2012
The Paralympic Torch relay hits Aylesbury on Tuesday afternoon and evening, 28th August 2012.
Great Western Street beyond the Bus station exit towards Market Square and Walton Street between Market Square and Exchange Street / Friarage Road roundabout will be closed from 1600 for the rest of the day.
Service 2 and service 4 from Walton Court should operate normally to Station Boulevard and then straight across into Great Western Street and enter the Bus Station and go around to exit back into Great Western Street WITHOUT STOPPING TO PICK UP or SET DOWN PASSENGERS and then turn left into Friarage Road and ahead into Exchange Street, where buses should then pick up passengers and wait for departure time. Any buses on driver changeover [or drivers requiring a toilet break] should do so on the layover bays opposite bays 1 -3 in the Bus Station.
Other roads in Aylesbury town centre and out eastwards towards Stoke Mandeville will be closed on a needs basis to allow for the parade to pass through but there are no formal road closures and diversions. However Police may close roads and bus stops depending upon conditions and drivers must obey Police instructions as to road closures and the need to move off from bus stops if required.
For information, the Torch Parade is due to leave Stoke Mandeville Stadium/Hospital at 20;20 and travel via Mandeville Road and Walton Street and then circle the hub, passing through Exchange Street at 20:50 and then back along Walton Street to Wendover Road and then towards Aston Clinton.