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The direct debit scheme we implemented last year to spread the cost of annual passes proved successful and popular.

For this reason, we have FROZEN ANNUAL TICKET PRICES**, they remain the same as 2016/17.

Term passes and daily cash fares, however, will see an annual increase.

Passes for the academic year 2017/18 will become available from the 01st August 2017

 

To take advantage of the Direct Debit scheme you need to book your ticket by 15th August at the very latest, the first payment will be due on 01st September. Sorry, this is the last date as we need to provide you with mandatory notice of the first collection.

If you are an existing customer simply add any reserved tickets^^ if you have a new starter that person can be added as an additional ticket in your existing account.

Please retain your existing ScholarSmart card, we will not issue another one for next year, they will be topped up.

Thank you in advance for your support of our services,

 

** Sorry, this does not include closed door services to Great Baddow High or Uttlesford services, 414, 417/8/9, 438, 441,444, 446, or VL5/6 which were subsided in 2016/17. They will, however, stay as the previous correspondence from E.C.C during August 2016. Zone A £875, Zone B £975, Local Zone £775

^^ Reserved tickets will be held until 07th August, after that date they may be removed by us, please book early to avoid any disappointment.

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)

 

 

Stephensons of Essex enthusiastically support a local community event.

This year\'s Danbury Open Gardens attracted another year with Stephensons of Essex lending a helping hand. For the full story click here.

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.

DIVERSION:

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.

Breeze 1 Disruption: We have just been informed of a road closure of Nowton Road in Bury ST Edmunds, from the junction of Cullum Road to Mayfield Road between 0900-1700 for 2days. (01 & 02 June) This will affect the service Breeze 1 to the Nowton Estate. Drivers will enter the estate at the wrong end & proceed as far as Hardwick Middle School & then turn around to revert to normal route.

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.

On Good Friday and Easter Monday, we will be operating Sunday Services only.

 

This will mean that the only Stephensons buses running are:

6 -  Southend, Southchurch, Garon Park

61 - Southend to Fossetts Park

 

Normal Saturday services will run on the 15th of April.

There will be a small increase to some of our bus fares with effect from the 01st April 2017.

We have kept these to a minimum during a period where we have seen a significant rise in operating costs.

Typically the increase will be 10p on a single journey and 20p or 30p  on a day or return ticket. 

Similarly, weekly tickets will generally increase by £1 and four weekly by £4.

 

Services that will see these increases include both our commercial and ECC supported services.

 

Routes affected are:

Essex

1

16

17

21

23

25

200 – 220

288

38 – 38A

39

301

5-6

59 - 60

6A

61

71 - 72

73

9 – 9A

90

95

 

Suffolk

14 – 14A – 14B

15 – 15A

16 – 16A

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