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Due to the closure of Howe Green Road in Purleigh, the 510 will be diverting down Marlpits Road/Hackmans Lane until the 7th December when it re-opens. This means that Purleigh will not be served.

We have been made aware that Hinds Bridge, Inworth will be closed for the first few weeks of September.

Route 506 will travel to and from Colchester direct from Tiptree. 

We will divert the 505 bus route through Kelvedon and Copford to collect any passengers along that section of the 506 route that would have otherwise have been missed out.  506 pass holders, please just show your travel pass to the 505 route drivers, passes will be accepted.

The bus stops at The Arc Shopping Centre have been suspended for safety reasons whilst major roadworks are taking place.

This will be for up to 3 months.

The nearest alternative stops will be at the Bus Station.

All of the affected services will divert via Risbygate Street & The Parkway for the duration of the bus stop suspension.

We have just been mad aware that Broad Street Green is closed. The Causeway.  We will not be able to serve stops between The Causeway, Maldon and Snows Corner until at least 15:00 hours today. We are very sorry, this is completely out of our control.


Worsening conditions have made us made take the regrettable decision to curtail all of our journeys for the remainder of this evening. There are varying degrees of difficulties across our services. Any buses that are currently in service will continue to their destinations but only as safety determines. We are very sorry, departures from 18:00 onwards are suspended.



90   - worsening conditions, buses are being called back to the depot, the last bus that is out there will be the Witham to Maldon @ 17:30 the last bus, 17:10 from Maldon Morrison will terminate at Maldon town centre.


17:15 Hrs

Village Link 6  -  Broxted is becoming a risk to pass through buses between Stansted Airport and Thaxted will divert via the A120 and Dunmow.


15:16 Hrs

Southend service 60. Our local supervisors have assessed the route, conditions are worsening, the bus will only run between Southend and Rochford for the remainder of today.


Suffolk Services

14/15 Haverhill to BSE - These routes are running, however, between Horringer and Haverhill they will only run along the main A143 and NOT turn off towards the villages either side. Our supervisors have been out and assessed those minor roads and the risk is too high to provide a service beyond the main A143 Horringer to Haverhill Road, sorry.

16  - running well.


West Essex

Village Link 6  -  Broxted is becoming a risk to pass through buses to and from Thaxted will divert via the A120 and Dunmow.

Service 301 is operating normally, Widdington now being served.

Maldon and Witham

90   - worsening conditions, buses are being called back to the depot, the last  bus that is out there will be the Witham to Maldon @ 17:30

288 Tesco to Leisure centre only, NOT to Heybridge.

39 is running well

Braintree, Halstead

21 running well

30 running well

38, 38a running well

North Essex 

All services suspended for the remainder of today 9 Frinton, 105, 107, 101, 115  and 702.



Please check with your local depot for further information

Boreham 01376 503050 for Boreham/Braintree and Maldon services

Rochford 01702 541511 for Southend/Rayleigh/Wickford

Haverhill  01440 704583 for all services in Suffolk

In Rochford, most services will attempt to operate. Please be patient as there will be delays due to the road conditions.

No School services will operate.

No Shopper bus services will operate

Please expect delays across all services

King Edmund School is CLOSED


Please check with your own schools to see if they are open or if they intend to close early

14/15 - Bury St Edmunds: Please be aware that due to the roadworks that are currently being carried out at the Spread Eagle, we are experiencing severe delays on our route 14/15 services. The company has made the decision to divert these services in order to improve our reliability. Therefore from Monday 13th November 2017, until the completion of the roadworks, we will NOT be serving the Spread Eagle or The Arc Shopping Centre both coming into Bury St Edmunds & departing Bury St Edmunds. We apologise for the inconvenience this may cause.

We are very sorry. Works by BT in the Debden area will prevent us from serving Cutlers Green, Debden Green, and Debden.


Works are planned to continue until Friday 07th July. 


Buses will serve Thaxted then travel straight along the B184 turning off at Carver Barracks. The return from Thaxted, reverse of outward)



Due to road patch works and resurfacing our route Village Link 6  from Stansted Airport to Saffron Walden, departing at 20:03 & 21:03 will not be able to serve Broxted.


These services will divert via the A120 as far as Great Dunmow & then return to Thaxted from there.

This road closure has been set out to last until the 14th June 2017 at present between the hours of 20:00-5:00. Apologies for the inconvenience this may cause.

Route 9 - Braintree to Gt. Bardfield


The B1053, between Wethersfield and Church End, Shalford, will be closed between 09:00hrs and 15:30hrs Monday 05th June and Thursday 08th June inclusive.

Thankfully, early morning and evening departures will not be affected including journeys taking students to and from their schools.


The B1053, between Shalford and Wethersfield, will be closed between 09:30hrs and 15:00hrs on the following days:

Monday 5th June 2017  through to Thursday 8th June 2017 inclusive.


The following departures from Braintree Bus Station will be subjected to the road closure:

Braintree Depart 10:06, 11:06, 12:06, 13:06, 14:06.

These services will partially serve Shalford, turning at the Church and returning via Church End and Shalford Green, traveling onward to Gt. Saling and Gt. Bardfield.

Unfortunately, Wethersfield and Finchingfield will not be served. Service provision in Gt. Bardfield is limited to Alienor Avenue only.

The 15:06 from Braintree and journeys thereafter will be able to complete the scheduled route.

The following departures from Gt. Bardfield (Alienor Avenue) heading towards Braintree, will be subjected to the road closure:

Gt Bardfield Depart 09:55, 10:55, 11:55, 12:55, 13:55.

Unfortunately, Finchingfield and Wethersfield will not be served. Service provision in Gt. Bardfield is limited to Alienor Avenue. The service is diverted via Gt. Sailing, turning at Shalford, returning via Church Lane, Shalford Green, proceeding through Panfield and traveling onward to Braintree.

The 15:00 from Gt. Bardfield and journeys thereafter will be able to complete the scheduled route.


Route 419, Shalford to Uttlesford Schools will not be affected and will run as normal.

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