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Bus stop suspensions and service diversions for the week ahead – Monday 3rd August 2020

| July 31, 2020

Week commencing Monday 3rd August 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.

Bus Diversions

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.

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 Thursday 6th August 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.

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, 8.00am to 4p.00m. 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 then 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.

Lane End Road, High Wycombe : Tuesday 28th July 2020 to Friday 7th August 2020, 7pm to 6am. 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’.

Waterside, Chesham : Friday 31st July 2020 to Tuesday 4th August 2020, 8.30am to 5.00pm. Due to emergency Affinity Water works this road will be closed during this period buses will divert via the Amersham Road and will not serve, Waterside, Pheasant Rise, Chessmount Rise or Bois Moor Road on these days.

High Street, Aylesbury : Monday 3rd to Monday 10th August 2020, 7pm to 6am. Due to Transport for Buckinghamshire works this road will be closed between Exchange Street and Tring Road on these nights. The evening Arriva 8 and 500 services will divert via Walton Road and Walton Street and not serve stops on Exchange Street or the High Street on these nights.

Main Street, Mursley : Tuesday 4th to Thursday 6th August 2020. Due to Anglian Water repairs this road will be closed on these days and buses will not be able to serve Mursley. Passengers for Z&S Transport route 50 are advised to wait at the junction on Swanbourne Road, where safe and hail clearly to the driver.

Bus Stop Suspensions

London Road, High Wycombe : Monday 3rd and Tuesday 4th August 2020. Due to works on behalf of Openreach the two Chestnut Avenue stops will be suspended on this day. Passengers are advised to use the ‘Hatters Lane’ stops instead.

West Wycombe Road, High Wycombe : Monday 3rd to Wednesday 5th August 2020. Due to Thames Water works the two ‘Park Farm Road’ stops will be suspended on these days. Passengers are advised to use the ‘Beechwood Road’ stops instead.

A41, Aston Clinton Road, Aylesbury : Monday 3rd to Tuesday 4th August 2020 and Wednesday 12 to Thursday 13 August 2020. Due to works in the vicinity the two ‘Aston Clinton Road’ stops nearest the bypass roundabout will be suspended on these days. Passengers are advised to use the ‘Peugeot Garage’ stops instead.

A418, Oxford Road, Dinto : Wednesday 5th to Friday 7th August 2020 9.30am to 3.30pm. Due to Thames Water works the ‘New Road’ stop for journeys towards Thame will be suspended during these times.

The Row, Lane End : Wednesday 5th to Friday 7th August 2020. Due to Thames Water works the stop on The Row will be suspended on these days. Passengers are advised to use the ‘Wrights Close’ stop on Park Lane instead.

Chearsley Road, Long Crendon : Thursday 6th to Saturday 8th August 2020, 9.30am to 3.30pm. Due to Thames Water works the two ‘Church End’ stops will be suspended on these days. Passengers are advised to use the stops near Needlemakers on Chearsley Road, instead.

*Source of information : Buckinghamshire Council.

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