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The B1053, between Wethersfield and Finchingfield, will be closed between 09:00hrs and 15:30hrs on:

Thu 25th and Fri 26th, May 2017
then again on,
Tue 30th and Wed 31st, May 2017.

This will affect our bus services 16 and 9.

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

Route 9 - Braintree to Gt. Bardfield

From Braintree

The following departures from Braintree Bus Station will terminate at Wethersfield, they will not be able to continue past the village.

Braintree Depart 08:52 10:06 11:06 12:06 13:06 14:06.
Wethersfield Arrive 09:20 10:34 11:34 12:34 13:34 14:34

The 15:06 from Braintree and journeys after that will be able to continue all the way to Gt. Bardfield.

Towards Braintree
Unfortunately, there will be no departures from Gt. Bardfield or Finchingfield at the following times:

Gt Bardfield 09:55 10:55 11:55 12:55 13:55 15:00
Finchingfield 10:02 11:02 12:02 13:02 14:02 15:07

All the above will start from Wethersfield at their respective departure times.


Route 16 - Wethersfield to Chelmsford

Towards Chelmsford
Early morning and late afternoon will not be affected.

There will be no bus from Wethersfield at 11:54 or 14:34. These will commence at Finchingfield at 11:59 and 14:39 respectively.

From Chelmsford

The 10:33 and 13:09 from Chelmsford will not be able to go any further than Finchingfeld

Departures from Chelmsford at 15:49 and 17:57 will be unaffected and will be able to go back to Wethersfield.

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

Barling Road has been closed for 2 days, 27th and 28th April, without prior notice to us.

We’re sorry but buses will have to divert along Barrow Hall Road missing out the northern half of Barling Road.

High Street, Braintree will be closed due to roadworks 13th to 24th March 2017

Our buses that would normally pass through there, ( 38, 38A, 9, 9A) will be diverted via Victoria Street, Railway Street, South Street, and St Michaels Road.

We will continue to serve Braintree Bus Park as usual.

Please be aware that we expect there will be delays to our services during this period.

 

Colchester Road in Halstead remains closed after the water main burst at the weekend. Buses will turn at the Ramsey Academy and return to Halstead town centre via Colne Road and Head St until Colchester Road is open again.

We have bene advised of emergency road closures in Great Bardfield, Bridge Street.

We have contacted the contractor, and at the time of posting, we await their reply.

 

Services disrupted will be 9, 9A, 16.

For the remainder of today, 10th January:

Services 9 and 9a terminate and recommence service at Finchingfield, Jesmond Garage, Bardfield Road.

Service 16  terminate and recommence service at Gt Bardfield.

Service 16, 17:57hrs completes full service to Great Bardfield and then diverts via Gt Saling, Shalford Green, Shalford, to Wethersfield if required.

For the days to follow:

 

Service 9, 06:30-06:42hrs normal route. Then return from Alienor Avenue, Gt Bardfield via Great Saling, Shalford Green,  Shalford, to Wethersfield, the Green.

 

Service 9A, 07:30-07:42hrs normal route. Then return from Alienor Avenue, Gt Bardfield via Great Saling, Shalford Green, to Shalford, to Wethersfield, the Green.

All other Services 9 and 9a terminate and recommence service at Finchingfield, Jesmond Garage, Bardfield Road.

Service 16, 06:55hrs @ Wethersfield then proceed via Shalford, Shalford Green, Great Saling and recommence at Great Bardfield, High Street.

Service 16, 09:15hrs @ Wethersfield then proceed via Shalford, Shalford Green, Great Saling and recommence at Great Bardfield, High Street.

Service 16, 10:33hrs, 13:09hrs and 15:49hrs,  terminate service at Gt Bardfield.

Service 16, 11:54hrs to commence service at Gt Bardfield, High Street @ 12:04hrs (will not serve Wethersfield and Finchingfield).

Service 16, 14:34hrs to commence service at Gt Bardfield, High Street @ 14:44hrs (will not serve Wethersfield and Finchingfield).

 Service 16, 17:57hrs completes full service to Great Bardfield and then diverts via Gt Saling, Shalford Green, Shalford, to Wethersfield if required.

 

ROUTES 417 and 418

 

Route 417 will start in Rayne as it usually does and travel as normal as far as Bran End, here it will turn toward Gt Dunmow, Dunmow to Thaxted and then past Gt Sampford toward Radwinter. Unfortunately, this leaves Lindsell and beyond unserved.  Route 417 passengers from Lindsell and Great Bardfield should, where possible,  make their way to join the 418 which will depart from outside the Coop store at 07:31, any passengers from Finchingfield will need to board the 419 at its usual time of 07:35 app.

 

Route 418 will start its journey at 07:31 in Great Bardfield itself and then have to come back to St. Sailing. From there the only practical route to get to Finchingfield will be via Braintree and Wethersfield. Undoubtedly, this will impact significantly on departure times from Finchingfield onward. We estimate a minimum of 30 minutes. We\'d suggest appropriate, warm clothing. 

These arrangements will remain in place for the duration of the emergency road closure.

We\'re very sorry for this disruption which unfortunately is beyond our control.

 

 

Due to road closures by ECC the following service changes will apply for the week Monday 9th – Friday 13th January.

 

Service D1 will run Maldon – Steeple at normal times. There will be no service beyond Steeple to St Lawrence or Bradwell.

Service D4 will run Burnham/Southminster – Tillingham Square. There will be no service beyond Tillingham to Bradwell.   We will attempt to run the 0626,0706 and 0750 journeys from Bradwell since the road closure is not due to commence until 0800. Similarly we will attempt to run the 1630 ex Burnham and the 1742 & 1837 ex Southminster as the road is due to re-open at 1700.   Note that is it unlikely the journeys on D4 to Ormiston Rivers Academy will be able to serve Bradwell though we will try to do so if allowed through.  The first pick up/set down will be Tillingham.

 

Apologies for the inconvenience and short notice – this matter is completely outside our control.

Due to a closure of the southern end of Little Wakering Road during the week commencing the 24th October, our 14 bus will divert along Barrow Hall Road and Southend Road.

The closure will cause delays to the timetable, Coronation Close will not be served.

Passengers who board at Coronation Close should make their way to the stop on Little Wakering Road which is close to the parade of shops.

This diversion will remain in place for the duration of the road closure, only.

 

 

 

For the duration of the Station Road closure, it is with regret that we will be unable to serve Little Dunmow.

Buses in either direction will have to turn at the Baynard Road junction. They will wait for the scheduled departure time there.

The works are scheduled to commence on the 25th August and a planned to continue for a period of 6 weeks.

We are sorry for the disruption, however, the road closure is beyond our control.

Details of the traffic order can be found here

 

Due to Roadworks in Dengie area there are delays on our services. A diversion is in place due to Howe Green being shut which is delaying our service and the roadworks in Latchingdon are also causing severe delays in both directions.

We do apoligise but this is beyond our control.

There are currently gas main repairs in South Drive, Warley.

Until  access is resumed our bus will need to divert along Mount Crescent and Hartswood Road then onto Woodman Road as usual.

 We are sorry for any inconvenience but we have no control over this matter.

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