February Newsletter

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Expect long delays on the Tring Road

Buckinghamshire County Council warns drivers that there are likely to be long delays on the A41 Tring Road in Aylesbury, from Monday 12 January and continuing for around three or four weeks.

Thames Water are carrying out flood alleviation works. They started in Broughton Avenue and Richmond Road before Christmas and are now working in Broughton Avenue and Parton Road. They need to connect to the main sewer in Tring Road, which will require 24-hour temporary lights to control the traffic.

The section of Tring Road affected by the works is short – from Parton Road to Limes Avenue, but traffic tailbacks are expected to affect a much larger area on this busy commuter route.

Drivers are requested to avoid the area if possible or seek alternative routes. Please note that Broughton Road is closed in the middle, so diverting through this area is not a great idea. Alternatives routes in and out of Aylesbury include via Bedgrove or Broughton Lane.

Uniform issue for staff

New uniform order forms are now being placed in your lockers please fill in and return A.S.A.P.


Routes and changes from 23 Feb 2009


Silver rider service is renumbered to route 1 and will be operated by Z&S  international. Timetable will remain unchanged

Blue Route 2. The Broughton and Bedgrove section will be combined with Red Red 9 route to provide through journeys to Stoke Mandeville Hospital every 15 mins

Blue route 2 will continue to provide frequent service from Bus Station to Haydon Hill and Meadowcroft

Green route 4 This route is amended to pass through Hawkslade and Walton Court. combined with Red Route 9 it will provide high frequency through these areas. Buses will continue to operate to the Coppice and ELmhurst

New route 7 operated by Z&S International a new frequent service linking Southcourt Ellen Road, Hartwell to the town centre and replacing route 4 though Southcourt

Arriva route 8 is being withdrawn

Route 54 to be renumbered to to Route 50 no timetable changes

Route 66  to be renumbered to to Route 60 no timetable changes

Route 100 and 150 Line 100 will be extended to serve theatre and Food centre areas in Milton Keynes. Additional journeys on line 150 will extend to Milton Keynes, with some running direct from Heath and Reach

Route 261 timetable changes involving Prebendal farm

Arriva Buses

Arriva buses launch revamped website at Arriva buses

Fleet list updated and correct at Jan 2009

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Arriva ( Shires and Essex) Fleet list 2009

Thank you

The management of Aylesbury garage would like to thank all staff for their efforts in maintaining our services during the latest bad weather


Well done

£2m investment for buses in Aylesbury


A £2 million investment in new buses for Aylesbury has been unveiled by Arriva and Bucks County Council

Bus operator Arriva the Shires and Essex have invested the money in new buses for Line 280 which links Aylesbury to Oxford via Haddenham, Thame and Wheatley and Line 300 operating between Aylesbury and High Wycombe via Stoke Mandeville, Butler’s Cross, Great Kimble and Princes Risborough.
The new vehicles, six single deck buses for Line 300 and seven double deckers for Line 280 all have the latest environmentally friendly low emission engines, offer easy access for the less mobile and for parents with buggies, there’s CCTV for customer security whilst leather seating will bring a touch of class to Line 280.
Local communities and potential converts to bus travel will be able to see the new buses for themselves and pick up timetables and travel vouchers at a series of public roadshows during the week commencing February 2.
Arriva the Shires and Essex Commercial Director Brian Drury said, "We’ve worked in close partnership for a number of years with Buckinghamshire County Council and together we have improved many local services and have introduced innovative marketing which has lead to passenger growth. That passenger growth has now allowed us to re-invest in local bus services, which is why we are able to unveil these wonderful new buses".
Buckinghamshire County Council Portfolio holder for Transportation Valerie Letheren said, "The launch of these new buses is just the start of a very exciting year for public transport in Aylesbury thanks to our investment in new infrastructure including improvements to the bus station, bus stops and the new information centre, the launch of nextBus real-time information and the benefits the Aylesbury Hub and new station boulevard will bring to bus users in terms of even better service punctuality. The vehicles currently used on Line 280 and 300 will remain in Aylesbury and will be used to bring improvements to a number
of other local services".

Courtesy of the Bucks herald

January Social club Draw

J Rodgers

P Carter

G Woolhead

G Kenny

J Gibb

Social club events list for 2009

Dates for your Diaries

14th March Family night

24th May Southend Air Show

13th June Family night

19th Sept Family night

29 July Thorpe Park

23 August Bournemouth

14th November Ladies Nite

21st November Mens Nite

6th December Christmas Shopping Birmingham bullring

12th December  Christmas Dinner Dance  at Railway Club

( same Caterers as 2008 )

Goodwood Festival Revival  date to be advised

Pantomine date to be advised

( same caterers as 2008 )

New style tickets available from 15th Jan 2009


Is this the replacement for the routemaster in London

The design from Aston Martin-Foster

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Luton guided busway given go ahead

From Houghton Regis to Luton Airport Guided busway which has been given the go-ahead.

Guided bus route in Cambridgeshire

picture courtesy of BBC website

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Luton busway details

Phase 4 of the hub Picture Gallery


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The Hub progress  in Pictures


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