Week commencing Monday 20th 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 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.
Wycombe Road, Prestwood : Thursday 16th to Tuesday 21st July 2020. Due to urgent Affinity Water repairs this road will be closed on these days. From High Wycombe buses will operate as normal as far as The Common in Great Kingshill, they will then divert via Little Kingshill, enter Great Missenden via the London Road and continuing onto Prestwood. In Prestwood the buses will use Lodge Lane and Nairdwood Lane to turn back towards Great Missenden and continue the journey back to High Wycombe. As such stops between Lodge Lane in Prestwood and The Common in Great Kingshill will not be served.
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.
A404 Amersham Road, Penn Street : Monday 20th to Thursday 30th July 2020 (except weekends) 8.00pm to 6.00am. Due to Transport for Buckinghamshire works this road will be closed on these nights. Route 1 buses will divert via the A355, Beaconsfield and the A40 London Road between Gore Hill, Amersham and High Wycombe. As such stops in Holmer Green, Hazlemere, Amersham Road and Amersham Hill in High Wycombe will not be served by route 1 on these evenings.
Little Horwood Road, Winslow : Monday 20th July 2020 to Wednesday 12th August 2020. Due to East-West Rail works this road will be closed during this period. Due to this and other up and coming works over the next few months Z&S Transport bus route 50 will operate a revised temporary timetable. In Winslow and The Horwoods this will enable the route to serve all stops, but in a slightly different order.
Churchill Avenue, Aylesbury : Wednesday 22nd July 2020 to Friday 4th September 2020. Due to Transport for Buckinghamshire works buses travelling from the town centre will not be able to turn left from the Oxford Road onto Churchill Avenue. Buses from the town centre will divert as follows (please note most journeys towards town will be unaffected):
- Arriva bus route 9 and the evening Star Travel route 5 services will divert via Ellen Road, Alham Road, Lavric Road and Russell Avenue. As such they will miss the ‘Priory’ and ‘Chalgrove Walk’ stops and passengers are advised to use the ‘Hampden Gardens’ stop or the ‘Churchill Avenue’ stop on the Oxford Road.
- Red Rose Travel service 10 will divert via Ellen Road and travel direct to Anton Way and Orwell Drive in Hawkslade before returning to the town centre via the normal route. Passengers for Hannon Road and Churchill Avenue are advised to remain on the bus until after Hawkslade has been served.
- Redline service 11 will divert via Ellen Road and will serve Lavric Road in the opposite direction from normal and travel up Churchill Avenue before resuming normal route at Taylor Road. As such this route will not serve the stops on Hannon Road, Church Square or the ‘Cornbrook Road’ and ‘Welland Road’ stops on Ellen Road.
Main Street, Padbury : Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th July 2020. Due to Transport for Buckinghamshire works this road will be closed on these days. Bus route 18 will need to divert via Lenborough Road and will not serve the Main Street stops in Padbury during these days.
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.
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.
A4010, Aylesbury Road, Monks Risborough : Wednesday 22nd to Friday 24th July 2020. Due to Thames Water works the two ‘Holloway’ stops will be suspended on these days. Passengers are advised to use the ‘Peters Lane’ stops, also located on Aylesbury Road, instead.
*Source of information : Buckinghamshire Council.