Changes To Aylesbury Vale Buses
7:01am 5th February 2012
(Updated 10:48am 25th June 2012)
From today (Feb 5th), there's a number of changes to the county's bus timetables - designed to improve reliability - with the alterations based on information on actual running times from the Real Time Information system and include a new higher frequency of services on Arriva's Line 300 to cope with demand.
It's going to be easier to get a bus to Stoke Mandeville Hospital and from Aylesbury to Princes Risborough and High Wycombe thanks to changes being brought in to the bus network in the Vale.
The main changes to routes include:
* Silver Rider 1 Fairford Leys to Aylesbury services will run at slightly different times to better connect with the trains at Aylesbury station.
* Arriva Greenroute 4 (service being extended to Stoke Mandeville hospital but frequency being reduced to 20 mins) BUT it will now run alongside Redroute 9 to the hospital too (also 20 min frequency) which means buses to the hospital will run every 10 minutes.
* Line 50 Aylesbury to Wendover and Halton camp - an extra journey at peak time.
* Line 60 - will run earlier during the school run for the benefit of Buckingham school.
* Line 300 - running more frequently during the day (every 15 mins) and up to 20 mins at peak times - no longer stopping at Butlers Cross (which will instead be served by the 321) the 300 will instead go via Little Kimble along the main road.
Peter Hardy, Buckinghamshire County Council Cabinet member for Planning and Transport says: "These changes will help to further improve bus reliability and I am pleased that Transport for Buckinghamshire will continue to work in partnership with bus companies to help improve punctuality and attract more people to travel by bus".
Line 300, is one of Buckinghamshire's most popular routes and services will now run up to every fifteen minutes on weekdays. Between Aylesbury to Princes Risborough, most journeys will now run direct along the A4010 via Little Kimble. Passengers from Butlers Cross will be able to catch the revised 321 route, but with some peak journeys available on Line 300.
In Aylesbury town there will be some revisions to the Rainbow Routes network. Most affected is Greenroute 4 which currently runs between The Coppice, the town centre and Walton Court. This will be extended to Stoke Mandeville Hospital and, together with Redroute 9, will provide a ten minute frequency from the town centre and Walton Court to the Hospital."
Paul Adcock, Area MD for Arriva says: "The changes we are introducing are to improve reliability for our services. We are also pleased to announce more buses to Stoke Mandeville Hospital and more frequent buses on our 300 service between Aylesbury, Princes Risborough and High Wycombe. These improvements show our commitment to offering a good network of services for Aylesbury and the surrounding area. The bus now offers a real alternative to the car for days out, nights out, travelling to work and going to appointments, with no parking fees or the hassle of finding space as well as the savings made on fuel, it really is time to give the bus a try."
Other significant changes include new timetables on routes 16 and 18 following the consultation on the future of routes in Steeple Claydon, Marsh Gibbon and Waddesdon. The consultation had a huge response and the most common requests have been incorporated within the revised timetables.
To see a complete list of the changes and view the new timetables please go to the Buses and Trains pages HERE alternatively you can call Traveline on 0871 200 22 33.
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