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We have some new timetables available for bus services 16, Newmarket to Bury St Edmunds and Breeze 1 and 2.

The revised schedules commence on Monday the 16th January 2017

Service 16 - improved connections with trains at Newmarket

Breeze 1 - increased frequency, now every 20 minutes after 09:00

Breeze 2  - revised service to reflect patronage.


Timetables are available by using the Suffolk Services drop down box.

With effect from Monday the 09th January 2017 this service will no longer serve the SkyLine industrial area. Instead, it will serve Great Notley Tesco.

Please note this is will be a circular route.

Braintree town as currently and along London Road, then:

Queensborough Lane, Bridge End Lane, Cuckoo Way,  Notley Green opp Tesco’s, Great Notley Avenue, London Rd, Windermere Drive, London Rd then onward  Braintree town centre.

Please find the Christmas and New Year Holiday arrangements HERE

Where you see reference to 61 Fossetts Park, this is the only service which will be running on those days.

Christmas Eve and New Years Eve, buses will run to their usual end times, they will not be finishing earlier than any other Saturday!


With effect from Monday, the 21st November service 444 will serve Littlebury and Littlebury Green.

There will be a minor revision to the existing timetable with some stops being served slightly earlier than at present.

Use the drop-down ESSEX SERVICES, ( to the right)  to locate the service and view the timetable.


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.




We are pleased to announce that, with the support of Essex County Council, our schedules for services 301, 441 and 446 have been revised.

The new timetables will come into effect on Monday the 17th of October; we trust that these alterations will bring an improvement to punctuality of arrivals at Joyce Frankland Academy and Saffron Walden County High School.

Additionally, service 301 will now stop opposite S.W.C.H.S Monday to Friday on the Home to School a.m. journey (07:38 from Bishops Stortford). An adjustment to the afternoon return trip will better coincide with the school closing times.

We will continue to monitor the performance of these services following the timetable alterations.

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


As of Monday 8th August 2016 many Stephensons local bus fares will be subject to change to reflect increases in operating costs.


In most cases, there will be an increase to the standard single and return fares.

Due to the closure of Howbridge Road and/or Laurence Avenue for roadworks, bus 90 will be diverted from Saturday July 30th until Saturday August 6th.

Buses will instead run along the full length of Maltings Lane and then into Witham along Hatfield Road from the Jack & Jenny stop.

We are sorry, but this means that there will not be any buses along Howbridge Road and Laurence Avenue whilst the roadworks are taking place.  We apologise for the inconvenience but the circumstances are beyond our control.

UPDATE AUG 15:  the work has not yet been completed, buses are still on diversion.

Due to the closure of Church Street where it joins the A131 at the Four Releet from August 1st for about 12 days for roadworks, buses 38 and 38A will be diverted.

Within Braintree they will run to the usual route including serving Deanery Gardens but then will divert at Deanery Hill via Church Lane, past Braintree College, Convent Hill and Broad Road to rejoin the usual route at the Four Releet on the A131.

We are sorry, but this means that there will not be any buses through Bocking along Church Street whilst the roadworks are taking place.  We apologise for the inconvenience but the circumstances are beyond our control.

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