• June 19, 2012 /  Uncategorized

     Election results Branch Secretary, Branch Chairman, Engineering Rep

    Les Ansell was unopposed in the position of Branch Secretary

    Trevor Dixon was voted in the position of Branch Chairman

    Martin Killingback was unopposed in the position of Engineering rep

     

    These positions are for a term of 3 years  June 2015

  • June 12, 2012 /  Uncategorized

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    Well Done Trevor
    ( Watch out Terry Cottle …..He is after your crown )

  • June 9, 2012 /  Uncategorized

    Changes to bus times in Buckinghamshire from 10th June 2012

    We will be making changes to a number of our services in Buckinghamshire, some to improve reliability and others to match the service provided more closely to demand.

    Full details of the changes are shown below and in a special leaflet. New timetable leaflets will be available from local outlets or by phoning 0844 800 4411.

    The new times can also be viewed by clicking the service headings below.

    2 AYLESBURY – QUARRENDON
    -  There will be minor timetable changes during the Monday to Friday peak period.

    31 PENN – HAZLEMERE – HIGH WYCOMBE – DOWNLEY
    -  The timetable will be revised throughout the week with running times adjusted to improve reliability but retaining the same frequencies of service.
    – On Schooldays an extra bus will run at 1555 hours from Marlow Hill schools via Eden Bus Station and then via the normal Service 31 route to Penn. This will replace the Service 850 bus which currently runs from the schools to Penn.

    40 HIGH WYCOMBE – WEST WYCOMBE – STOKENCHURCH – THAME
    – Most buses will be extended within High Wycombe to run via Frogmoor and Castle Street to and from the Rail Station Interchange. Those arriving from the Stokenchurch direction and running to the Rail Station will not serve Eden Bus Station.
    – On Saturday afternoons, the buses which currently run as Service 340 will become Service 40 running hourly along the normal Service 40 route.

    41 HAZLEMERE – BOWERDEAN – DOWNLEY
    – The route of this ‘Early-bird’ service will be changed in Sands to run via Dashwood Avenue and Rutland Avenue.

    45 HIGH WYCOMBE – TERRIERS – CRYERS HILL – GREAT KINGSHILL – PRESTWOOD – GREAT MISSENDEN
    – This service will be withdrawn and replaced by an improved Service 48 running via Hazlemere.

    48 HIGH WYCOMBE – TERRIERS – HAZLEMERE – GREAT KINGSHILL – PRESTWOOD – GREAT MISSENDEN
    – This service will be expanded and will run all day on Mondays to Saturdays.
    – Between High Wycombe, Hazlemere and Great Missenden buses will run hourly for the main part of the day.
    – Buses will run beyond Eden Bus Station to and from Sands and Lane End, replacing Service 340 over this section of route and giving new links across the town. At Lane End they will run a one-way loop serving Park Lane, The Row, High Street, Simmons Way, Archers Way and back to Park Lane.
    – Some morning buses will start at  Clayhill and will run via Simmons Way and Archers Way in Lane End, with some evening peak-time buses being extended to Clayhill via the same route.
    – In Widmer End, buses will run via Brimmers Hill, Windmill Lane and George’s Hill to replace part of existing Service 45.

    50 AYLESBURY – STOKE MANDEVILLE – WENDOVER – RAF HALTON
    – The timetable will be revised during the peak period on Mondays to Fridays.

    52 HIGH WYCOMBE – HAZLEMERE – AMERSHAM -  CHESHAM – BOVINGDON – HEMEL HEMPSTEAD
    – This service will no longer run, being replaced in part by revised Services 62 and 353. Please see below for details of these services.

    55 AYLESBURY – STOKE MANDEVILLE – WENDOVER – GREAT MISSENDEN – AMERSHAM – CHESHAM
    – The timetable will be revised and will include new peak-time journeys between Chesham and Amersham which serve Churchill Avenue and Oxford Road in Aylesbury for the benefit of students and staff travelling to and from Aylesbury College.

    61 AYLESBURY – TRING – IVINGHOE – DUNSTABLE – LUTON – LUTON AIRPORT
    – There will be minor changes to the timings between Totternhoe and Luton Airport of some eastbound Monday to Saturday buses to improve reliability.

    62 HIGH WYCOMBE – HAZLEMERE – AMERSHAM – CHESHAM – NORTHCHURCH
    – This service will no longer run between Pond Park Estate, Berkhamsted and Northchurch, this section of route being covered by newService 354. Please see below for more details.
    – The frequency of Service 62 between Pond Park Estate, Chesham and High Wycombe will be increased to run every 20 minutes for the main part of the day on Mondays to Fridays, with extra evening journeys added. On Saturdays the main daytime frequency will continue to give a half-hourly service.
    – From Chesham to Pond Park Estate buses will continue to follow the existing route but when they leave Pond Park to return towards Chesham and High Wycombe they will run via Addison Road and Berkhampstead Road back to the Broadway.

    72  WYCOMBE GENERAL HOSPITAL – HIGH WYCOMBE – AMERSHAM HOSPITAL
    – This Monday to Friday evening service will no longer run, but additional evening buses on Services 62 and H1 will provide a replacement facility.

    306 EDEN BUS STATION – TOTTERIDGE DRIVE
    – This service, which has been run on behalf of Buckinghamshire County Council, will be run by another company.

    340 HIGH WYCOMBE – SANDS – LANE END – STOKENCHURCH – THAME 
    – This service will no longer run, being replaced between High Wycombe and Lane End by an extended Service 48. The Saturday afternoon buses will be replaced between Stokenchurch and Thame by a revised Service 40.

    353 AMERSHAM – CHALFONT ST. GILES – CHALFONT ST. PETER – GERRARDS CROSS – STOKE POGES – SLOUGH
    – This service will be extended beyond Amersham to run hourly via the present Service 52 route to Chesham, Berkhampstead Road, Bovingdon and Hemel Hempstead, serving Hemel Hempstead rail and bus stations. These buses will not serve Pond Park Estate on Mondays to Saturdays.
    – On Sundays the existing Service 52 timetable and route via Pond Park Estate will continue to apply but will be numbered as 353.

    354 CHESHAM – BERKHAMSTEAD – NORTHCHURCH 
    – This new Monday to Saturday service will replace the existing Service 62 between Chesham and Northchurch but will run via Berkhampstead Road instead of via Pond Park Estate. Buses will run approximately every 75 minutes.

    800/850 HIGH WYCOMBE – MARLOW – HENLEY-ON-THAMES – READING 
    – The 0650 hours Monday to Friday bus from Reading will run as Service 850 instead of 800 and will be re-routed accordingly.
    – The 1450 Schooldays Service 850 bus from Reading which serves Marlow Hill schools in High Wycombe and then extends to Penn will follow the normal route to Eden Bus Station where it will terminate. A Service 31 bus to Penn will start at the schools at 1555 to provide a similar facility for students travelling towards Penn.

    H1 HIGH WYCOMBE – WYCOMBE GENERAL HOSPITAL
    – The timetable will be revised with most journeys running earlier than at present.
    – Additional evening buses will be provided, replacing the Service 72 journeys.

    PR1 HIGH WYCOMBE PARK & RIDE 
    – The timetable willl be revised to give a twenty-minute frequency during the middle of the day on Mondays to Saturdays. There will also be some adjustments to timings during the afternoon peak period. These changes are designed to improve reliability of service PR1 due to the additional time required to serve the Rail Station interchange.

    • June 7, 2012 /  Uncategorized

      Update…..

      CLOSURE OF WALTON STREET & WALTON STREET/EXCHANGE STREET ROUNDABOUT

       

      Now from Tuesday evening 12th June until Thursday morning 21 June, still excluding the Friday night to Monday morning period.

       

      Bus diversions still the same as previously posted

    • June 6, 2012 /  Uncategorized

      Naphill Carnival & Fete will be held on Saturday 23rd June and will involve a road closure of Main Road between 1145 and 1230 so some service 300 journeys will be required to divert.

      Journeys ex Aylesbury at 1115 and 1135 will run as normal to Walters Ash then right into Bradenham Woods Lane, left onto the A4010 and direct via West Wycombeto high Wycombe Bus Station.

      Journeys ex High Wycombe at 1131, 1151 and 1211 turn right out of the Bus station, then left into Oxford Road and the n direct via West Wycombe and the A4010 to Bradenham, turn right by the Red Lion into Bradenham woods Lane and then left at the top back onto normal route at Walters Ash.

    • June 6, 2012 /  Uncategorized

      CLOSURE OF WALTON STREET & WALTON STREET / EXCHANGE STREET ROUNDABOUT

       

      From Thursday evening 14th June until Friday morning 29 June, excluding the Friday evening/Saturday morning, Saturday evening/Sunday morning & Sunday evening/Monday mornings.

      Closure times: 19:00 until 06:00

      Closed: Walton Street – both sections between the Greek Taverna and the Gyratory. The roundabout at the junctions of Walton Street, Exchange Street and Friarage Road.

      Diversions as follows:

      Service 2: will terminate and layover in the Bus Station, bay 8 and depart via Friarage Road, circle roundabout at Station Road East, Friarage Road, Whitehill to Bicester road and normal route

      Service 4: From the Coppice will use Bus Station as usual then via Friarage Road, circle roundabout at Station Road East, Friarage Road, Whitehill, New Street, Upper Hundreds Way, Vale Park Drive, left into High Street, right at Tesco roundabout into Walton Road to Gyratory and as normal. From Walton Court, reverse of route above to Bus station, use bay 10, then back into Friarage Road, circle roundabout at Station Road East, Friarage Road, Whitehill, New Street and left into Cambridge Streetand normal route

      Service 9: from Bedgrove: from High Street across Exchange Street roundabout into High Street and then via New Street, Whitehill and Friarage Road to Bus Station

      Service 55: From Bus station via Friarage Road, circle roundabout by Station Road East, Friarage Road, Whitehill, New Street, Upper Hundreds Way, Vale Park Drive, left into High Street, Walton Road to Gyratory and normal route – return via reverse of outward route

      Service 61: From Bus Station via Friarage Road, circle roundabout by Station Road East, Friarage Road, Whitehill, New Street, Upper Hundreds Way, Vale Park Driveand left into High Street and normal route.

      Service 300: as for route 55 above

      Service 500 from Watford: as per normal service 61 route.

      Late night arrivals on services 280 & 300 after 23:00 will need to drop off in Friarage road close to Great Western Street junction.

    • June 6, 2012 /  Uncategorized

      I have been informed that Thame Carnival procession will be taking place on Saturday June 16th between midday and 13:00 – no road closures will occur but delays will occur whilst the procession proceeds through the town and traffic waits behind it, so no doubt some 280s and the 110 will be running late due to this.

    • June 6, 2012 /  Uncategorized

       

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      There will be temporary traffic lights at the junction of Clarence Road and Garden Hedge in Leighton Buzzard through the summer school holidays – this may well cause delays to services 34 and 35.

    • June 6, 2012 /  Uncategorized

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      Photo courtesy of Sarah King

    • June 6, 2012 /  Uncategorized

      Its Election Time

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      Nominees can be posted on Union Noticeboard at the Aylesbury Depot

       

      Closing date -  Friday 22nd June

      Election Date -  Wednesday 27th June 2012

      All Nominees must have been a member of the branch for at least 2 years