Week commencing Monday 27th 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 27 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.
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 July 2020 to Tuesday 4th August 2020 (except weekends) 8pm to 6am. 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 to Monday 27th 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.
Amersham Road, Chalfont St Peter : Thursday 23rd to Monday 27th July 2020. Due to a burst water main this road will be closed on these days and the 105 and 580 buses will need to divert via Narcot Road. As such stops between Chalfont St Giles and Chalfont St Peter will not be served.
A4155 Henley Road, Marlow : Monday 27th and Tuesday 28th July 2020, 7.00pm to 6.00am. Due to Transport for Buckinghamshire works this road will be closed on these nights. The 800 / 850 buses will travel as normal from High Wycombe to Marlow serving all stops as far as Chapel Street, they will then turn back round using Oxford Road, Queens Road and Dean Street and divert via the A404 and A4130 to Henley and the same way returning to High Wycombe. As such stops between Oxford Road Marlow and Hart Street in Henley will not be served.
Sheldon Road, Ickford : Monday 27th to Friday 31st July 2020. Due to Thames Water works this road will be closed on these days. Bus route 110 will not be able to serve Ickford Village during this period.
Gordon Road, High Wycombe : Monday 27th July 2020 to Saturday 8th August 2020. Due to Transport for Buckinghamshire works bus route 27 will need to divert via the London Road on these days and will not serve stops on Gordon Road or Totteridge Road. The nearest served stops by route 27 will be on the London Road or passengers can pick up the 31, 33 or 41 on Totteridge Road.
Maxwell Road, Beaconsfield : Monday 27th July 2020 to Friday 28th August 2020, 8am to 4pm. Due to Transport for Buckinghamshire works this road will be closed during this period buses will divert as follows:
- Routes 102 and 104 will divert via London Road and will not serve Aylesbury End, Station Road, Maxwell Road or Amersham Road. For these services passengers will need to use the stops on Wycombe End, London End and London Road instead.
- Routes 103 / X103 and 580 after serving the ‘Candlemas Lane’ stops on Station Road these buses will continue up Station Road and Penn Road, before diverting via Ledborough Lane before resuming normal route. Buses will not serve Maxwell Road or Amersham Road stops.
- Routes 377 and 581 will serve Station Road and Aylesbury End as usual before turning back round at the Saracens Head. Buses will not serve Maxwell Road or Amersham Road stops.
The Green, Aston Abbotts : Wednesday 29th July 2020, 9.30am to 3.30pm. Due to Openreach works the west part of The Green will be closed between these times, the 153 service will instead go round the eastern part of The Green and serve the stops by Humphreys Close instead.
Little Horwood Road, Great Horwood : Tuesday 28th to Friday 31st July 2020. Due to Western Power works this road will be closed. Bus route 50 will divert via the B4033, the A421 and Shucklow Hill and will not serve the ‘Green’ or ‘Townsend Cottages’ stops in Great Horwood. Passengers are advised to use the stops on Great Horwood High Street instead.
Lane End Road, High Wycombe : Tuesday 28th July 2020 to Friday 7th August 2020, 7.00pm to 6.00am. Due to Transport for Buckinghamshire works this road will be closed on these nights. Bus route 48 will divert via New Road, Cressex Road and Horns Lane, and will not serve the ‘Hillbottom Road’, ‘Pinewood Road’ ‘Lane End Road’ or ‘Rydal Way’ stops on these evenings.
Station Road, Quainton : Wednesday 29th July 2020 to Monday 3rd August 2020, 9.30am to 3.30pm. Due to HS2 works this road will be closed at these times between the Crossroads and the A41. As such route 16 buses will divert via Quainton Road from Waddesdon and will not serve the stops at ‘Crossroads Farm’.
London Road East, Amersham : Thursday 30th July 2020, 7.00pm to 6.00am. Due to Transport for Buckinghamshire works this road will be closed on this night. The last two bus route 105 journeys from Uxbridge after serving Chalfont St Giles will divert via the B4442, Cokes Lane and White Lion Road. As such the stops on the Amersham Road, London Road East and Stanley Hill will not be served on this evening.
Bus Stop Suspensions
New Road, Walters Ash : Friday 24th to Wednesday 29th July 2020. Due to Cadent Gas works the ‘Grimms Meadow’ stop for journeys towards High Wycombe will be suspended on these days. Passengers are advised to use the ‘Kilnwood’ stop on Main Road instead.
Little Marlow Road, Marlow : Tuesday 28th and Wednesday 29th July 2020. Due to works on behalf of MGM the two ‘Bobmore Lane’ stops will be suspended on these days. Passengers are advised to use the ‘Foxes Piece’ stops instead.
*Source of information : Buckinghamshire Council.