Week commencing Monday 13th July 2020 the following bus stop suspensions and service diversions are expected to affect bus services in Buckinghamshire.
Due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic there are a number of changes to Bus Services in Buckinghamshire. Details of affected services and revised timetables can be found on the Buckinghamshire Council website.
Whielden Street / Whielden Lane, Amersham : Monday 18th May 2020 to Monday 31st August 2020. Due to a road closure buses will need to divert via the A413 and Gore Hill and will not serve stops on The Broadway, Whielden Street or the Hospital stops on Whielden Lane. For passengers needing to travel to Amersham Hospital a shuttle bus will operate between Gore Hill and the Hospital meeting 1 / 1A journeys. Please see the Amersham Hospital shuttle timetable for details.
Whaddon Road, Newton Longville : Monday 8th June 2020 to Monday 27th July 2020. Due to East-West Rail works this road will be closed during this period. All route 50 buses will enter Newton Longville via Westbrook Avenue and will turn back round at the Crooked Billet. Bus stops on Whaddon Road will not be served.
Ivy Lane, Great Brickhill : Monday 6th July 2020 to Friday 4th September 2020. Due to urgent bridge repairs this road will be closed during this period. From Leighton Buzzard, bus route 162 will divert via Stoke Hammond, the A4146 and Galley Lane, entering Great Brickhill from the north, serving stops on Rotten Row and Pound Hill and then turning up Lower Road to resume the journey to Bletchley (and vice versa towards Leighton Buzzard). The ‘Three Locks’ stops will not be served during this time.
Buckingham Road, Bletchley : Monday 6th July 2020 to Monday 7th December 2020. Due to East-West Rail works by the bridge this road will be closed during this period and Z&S Transport route 50 will divert. From Buckingham Road, the buses will travel via Sherwood Drive, Whalley Drive, Rickley Lane, Whaddon Way, Watling Street and Standing Way to rejoin the normal route at Saxon Street (and vice versa). As such this service will not serve Bletchley Bus Station, passengers for here are advised to alight at the ‘Railway Station’ stops on Sherwood Drive and follow the signs to the bus station.
Kingsmead Road, Loudwater : Monday 6th to Monday 13th July 2020, 7.30am to 4.30pm. Due to Transport for Buckinghamshire works this road will be closed on these days. Bus route 35 will need to divert via Station Road and the A40 London Road. as such stops on Abbey Barn Road and Kingsmead Road will not be served during these times.
Spurlands End Road, Great Kingshill : Monday 13th July 2020. Due to Transport for Buckinghamshire works this road will be closed on this day. Bus route 41 will run as normal from High Wycombe as far as the ‘George’s Hill’ stops in Widmer End. Then it will turn back and divert via Sawpit Hill, Watchet Lane, Windsor Lane and resume normal route at Heath End Road. Stops on Spurlands End Road will be missed.
Swan Lane, The Lee / Swan Bottom : Monday 13th July 2020. Due to Transport for Buckinghamshire works this road will be closed on these days. After serving stops in Lee Common, bus routes 177 and 190 will divert via Lee Clump Road and will not serve the ‘St John’s Church’ stops in The Lee or the ‘Crossroads’ stops in Swan Bottom.
A413, Aylesbury Road, Swanbourne : Wednesday 15th July 2020. Due to Transport for Buckinghamshire works this road will be closed on this day. The X60 buses will divert via Oving, North Marston and Granborough, and will not serve the stops on Sheep Street in Winslow on this day.
Windrush Drive, High Wycombe : Wednesday 15th July 2020, 8.00am to 4.00pm. Due to Transport for Buckinghamshire works, this road will be closed on this day. Bus route 39 will divert from the London Road up Micklefield Road, Hicks Farm Rise, then it will turn left down St Hugh’s Avenue where it will resume normal route. As such the stop adjacent to Hillary Road on Hatters Lane and the Windrush Drive stops will not be served.
Tingewick Road, Gawcott : Wednesday 15th July 2020, 8.30am to 7.00pm. Due to Transport for Buckinghamshire works this road will be closed on this day. Bus routes 131 and 132 will run as normal from Buckingham to the ‘Village Hall’ stops on Buckingham Road, then divert via Radclive Road and A421 to Tingewick. As such the Post Office stops in Gawcott will not be served on this day.
A416, Broad Street, Chesham : Thursday 16th and Friday 17th July 2020, 7.00pm to 6.00am each night. Due to Transport for Buckinghamshire works this road will be closed on these nights. The evening 105 journeys will divert via Lye Green Road and Eskdale Avenue, and will not serve stops on Lycrome Road, Nashleigh Hill, Berkhamstead Road and Broad Street. Evening route 1 buses will travel from Chesham to Addison Road as normal then turn back via Vale Road and the Greenway to return to Chesham back via Hivings Hill and Bellingdon Road, and will not serve stops on Berkhamstead Road or Broad Street.
A404, Whielden Lane, Amersham : Thursday 16th to Saturday 18th July 2020, 9.00pm to 5.00am each night. Due this closure for works on behalf of HS2, the last bus towards High Wycombe will need to divert via the A355 to Beaconsfield and the London Road into High Wycombe. As such this journey will not serve stops in Old Amersham, Holmer Green, Hazlemere or the Amersham Road in High Wycombe.
Chearsley Road, Long Crendon : Friday 17th July 2020. Due to Transport for Buckinghamshire works this road will be closed on this day. From Aylesbury bus route 110 (and the evening 111 journey) will run as normal until Cuddington which it will enter via Cuddington Road / Aylesbury Road, turn down Dadbrook and then divert via the A418 and B4011 into Long Crendon. As such the following areas will not be served:
- Chearsley Village.
- Chearsley Road, Chilton Road or Carters Lane in Long Crendon – please use the stops on the Square or the Bicester Road instead.
- ‘The Green’ stops in Cuddington – please use Dadbrook Road instead.
- The Thame bound ‘Dinton Castle’ stop please use the 280 bus service instead.
Jason’s Hill, Chesham : Friday 17th July 2020 to Monday 14th September 2020. Due to Affinity Water works this road will be closed during this period. Bus routes 71 and 73 will need to divert via Botley Road, Lye Green Road and Rushmere Lane. The stop on Jason’s Hill will not be served and this will add additional journey time to the route.
Bus Stop Suspensions
Oxford Road, Denham : Wednesday 1st July 2020 to Saturday 1st August 2020. Due to works on behalf of Affinity Water the two ‘Oakside’ stops will be suspended during this period. Passengers are advised to use the ‘Knighton Way Lane’ stops, also located on the Oxford Road, instead.
Rushmere Lane and Jason’s Hill, Chesham : Wednesday 1st July 2020 to Tuesday 14th July 2020. Due to urgent Affinity Water repairs the three stops around this junction will be suspended during this period. Bus routes 71 and 73 will divert via Rushmere Lane and Lye Green Road. Passengers are advised to wait at the temporary stops provided on Rushmere Lane.
Penn Street, Penn : Friday 10th to Thursday 16th July 2020. Due to UKPN works the ‘School Lane’ stop will be suspended on these days. Passengers are advised to use the ‘Vicarage’ stop instead.
Martinsend Lane, Great Missenden : Monday 13th July 2020, 9.30am to 3.30pm. Due to works in the vicinity the ‘Martinsend Lane’ stop towards Prestwood will be suspended on this day. Passengers are advised to use the ‘Broomfield Hill’ stop instead.
Wycombe Road, Prestwood : Tuesday 14th to Monday 20th July 2020. Due to works on behalf of Cadent Gas both the ‘Sixty Acres Road’ stops will be suspended on these days. Passengers are advised to use the ‘Village Hall’ stop instead.
*Source of information : Buckinghamshire Council.