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We are very sorry to advise that an emergency road closure between Thaxted and Broxted, caused by a power line coming down, means once our bus gets to Thaxted it will have to divert via Great Dunmow to Stansted Airport.

The same applies to journeys from Stansted to Thaxted.

We are really sorry for those of you that live between those two points, we are sure you’ll appreciate that this is entirely out of our control.

We will return to the correct route as soon as we possibly can.

Colne Road in Halsted will be closed for resurfacing works today, Monday 31st July 2017,  between 09:00-15:30, this will affect route 38/38A.


Buses will divert along Colchester Road and utilise Bluebridge industrial estate as a turn round point.


The road closure in High St, Stebbing means that we will not able to serve the village from 27th July until the 11th August. 


We are so very sorry, this is out of our control.

We are currently unable to serve Flitch Green.

There is a road closure close to the junction of Baynards Avenue

Buses will turn there and wait time.

We expect the road to reopen on the 25th of July.

Our apologies.




  • 61 Clipper
  • 6 (Sundays and Public Holidays)


These routes have been funded by the developer of the Fossetts Parks retail site for the past 10 years, a result of a Section 106 planning decision. Their obligation to provide transport ceases this month.

Unfortunately, there are so few passengers that use the service it would not be viable for us to provide a service commercially, however, we will trial a limited Monday to Friday service.

The new timetable will commence 24th July.

Service 6, (Sundays and Bank Holidays) the last day of operation will be 23rd July 2017.



Please see this document from Essex County Council which explains the fare structure and policy changes that affect routes to Uttlesford Schools, S.W.C.H.S, and JFAN

The Witham Carnival procession will affect routes:

38,38A, 39, 90 and 91


Our services may be diverted or terminate at different locations for the duration of the carnival procession.

Certain journeys will terminate at Witham Rail Station

38 & 38A

There will be no departures from Allectus Way & Town centre stops for these Allectus Way departure times: 13:44, 14:14, 14:44, and 15:14.

Buses heading towards Witham will terminate at Witham Rail Station at the following arrival times: 13:29, 13:59, 14:29 and 14:59.



No departures from Colingwood Road and Town Centre stops at 13:04, 13:34, 14:04, 14:34, 15:04. During this time we will follow this route: Rail Station, Chipping Hill, Spa Road, Humber Road, Spa Road, Honeysuckle Way, Chipping Hill then back to the Rail Station. Be prepared for waiting times to keep with the regular scheduled departure times.



The 13:10 departure from Maldon Morrisons may divert once it arrives into Witham. The 14:03 from Forrest Road will not run between Forrest Road and the Town Centre, this journey to Maldon will commence in Maltings Lane at 14:23



The 13:57 departure from Tollsebury will run, diverting along Avenue Road when it arrives in Witham.

All plans above are based on information provided to us, be aware that due to the nature of the event this information may not be 100% accurate.

Our drivers will do their utmost to deliver your services, please be aware that there may be changes on the day.

On the day, we advise that you allow extra time to complete your journey.




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)



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