DIVERSION: SAPPHIRE 280 IN OXFORD

From Monday 7th April for approximately two weeks there will be sewer repair work at the junction of Park End Street and Frideswide Square in Oxford.

This will close off most movements across the junction and service 280 will need to divert as follows:-

Towards Oxford Rail Station: from New Road turn right at the traffic lights into Worcester Street; then turn left at the temporary traffic lights at the next junction into Hythe Bridge Street. At the next junction go straight ahead at the lights into Frideswide Square [northern part] and then turn right at the traffic lights into Oxford Rail Station.

From Oxford Rail Station: turn sharp left out of the Station into Frideswide Square [northern section] then straight across at the traffic lights into Hythe Bridge Street. At the temporary traffic lights turn right into Worcester Street then turn left at the next lights into New Road and back onto normal route to Aylesbury.

This means the stops in both directions in Frideswide Square will not be served during the diversion period.






CLOSURE OF GARDEN HEDGE, LEIGHTON BUZZARD

Garden Hedge in Leighton Buzzard will be closed for water main repairs for three days from Wednesday 26 March until Friday 28 March.

Buses on service 34 and 35 will use North Street, Heath Road and Clarence Road to and from Churchill Road.






TEMPORARY TRAFFIC LIGHTS IN THAME: DELAYS PROBABLE

From Monday 31st March until Wednesday 2nd April, there will be roadworks connected with water main renewal at the junction of Thame High Street and Bell Lane. The roundabout/junction will be controlled by temporary traffic lights and although there will be no diversions, it is expected that services 40, 110, 120/123/124, and Sapphire 280 will be delayed.






Concessionary Travel with Luton Borough passes

Passenger Notice

Concessionary Travel

Smartcard Holders

Please note that from April 1st Luton Borough Council will be implementing the statutory concessionary travel scheme. With effect from Tuesday 1st April 2014 Free Concessionary Travel Smartcards will not be valid for free travel during peak periods on any local bus services in Luton before 9.30 am or after 11 pm daily from Monday to Friday. Smartcards will remain valid for all journeys on local bus services on Saturdays and Sundays.

Concessionaires who travel before 9.30 am or after 11pm will have to pay normal bus fares

Smartcards will continue to be accepted for free concessionary travel on all local bus services, throughout England (not Scotland, Wales, or Northern Ireland) between the hours of 9.30 am and 11 pm

Further Information

For any information regarding free concessionary travel or Smartcards please contact;

Passenger Transport Unit (PTU), Central Depot, Kingsway, Luton, LU4 8AU or call 01582 547254






DIVERSION: SAPPHIRE 280 OXFORD – SUNDAY MORNING, 23rd MARCH

Due to tree pruning and felling in Headington Hill, Oxford, part of London Road in Headington will be closed from 0800 until 1400 on Sunday 23rd March thereby affecting service 280.

Buses from Aylesbury should operate as normal to Headington Girls School stop then turn left into Gypsy Lane, at the end of the road turn right into Warneford Lane, straight ahead at the roundabout into Morrell Avenue, then left at the traffic lights into St.Clements and normal route to Oxford Rail Station. On return from Aylesbury normal route to St.Clements and then reverse of outward diversion back to Gypsy Lane and London Road and normal route to Aylesbury.






CLOSURE OF PART OF MIDSUMMER BOULEVARD ON SUNDAY 23rd MARCH until 1500

Due to a “Sport Relief” road race on Sunday 23rd March in Milton Keynes between 0600 and 1500, part of Midsummer Boulevard between Saxon Gate and Witan Gate will be closed.

Therefore during these times, service 150 travelling towards MK Rail Station should remain on Avebury Boulevard and not turn right into Saxon Gate but turn right at the next lights into Witan Gate and then turn left at the next lights onto Midsummer boulevard and normal route to the Station. Reverse of this on return to Aylesbury.






SAPPHIRE 280 IN HADDENHAM from 24th March

Due to badly needed resurfacing works in Woodways in Haddenham, Service 280 will be affected as follows:-

From 24th March for about 3 days, off peak only, kerbing works will take place with single line traffic controlled by temporary traffic lights. Presumably the two buss tops in that road will be blocked off at times so on these occasions drivers should stop where safe to do so if required.

From Monday 31st March for 6 nights, presumably finishing the night of Monday 7th March, from 1900 onwards, Woodways will be closed for resurfacing and buses should use “the old route” along Churchway between Banks Road junction and Rudds Lane/Stanbridge Road  junction. Driver should serve the old bus stops still in situation, buses towards Aylesbury on turning left into Churchway, set down opposite the existing bus stop if required.






CLOSURE OF SPEEDWELL STREET, OXFORD from 20:00 on 18 MARCH

The right turn from St.Aldates into Speedwell Street in Oxford City Centre will be closed off from 20:00 on Tuesday 18th March until 05:00 the following morning. Buses on service 280 towards Oxford Rail Station will need to continue straight ahead at the junction then turn right at the next lights into Thames Street and then right at the next lights and immediately left to rejoin the normal route.

No problem on the return journey.






DIVERSION FOR LATE-NIGHT SERVICE 300 VIA SAUNDERTON

The 300 journey at 23:50 from High Wycombe Bus Station to Aylesbury will need to divert each evening from Monday 17th March until Friday 28th March inclusive except for Saturday 22nd March. From Bus Station to use NORMAL 300 routeing to Walters Ash, Bradenham Woods, then left into Bradenham Woods Lane and right back onto the A4010 and normal route through Saunderton.

This is due to the closure of West Wycombe Road for re-surfacing from 1900 each evening.






SERVICE 70 IN BLETCHLEY BUS STATION

From Monday 17th March until further notice, Bletchley Bus Station will partially close and will not be served by service 70. Instead buses will run direct from Princes way to Saxon Street and vice-versa. However two temporary stops are to be introduced in Princes Way, coded E & F, as per the attached map, and these should be served by service 70.

Bletchley Bus Stops