Burst water main Hullbridge Road

As you may be aware, the road between Hullbridge and Rayleigh is closed due to a burst water main. This will have an impact on services 515 (Stambridge to Sweyne Park) and 816 (Ashingdon to St Bernards via Westcliff High School).

As a result of the above, Lower Hockley, Hullbridge, Rawreth Lane/Hullbridge Road & Downhall Road will NOT be served in the morning.

In the afternoon Hullbridge Road and Lower Road will not be served.


The following will take place.


  • Service 816 (Mornings) – Any Student who boards in Hullbridge should make their way to Hockley Spa to board either 815 (0753) or 816 (0738). Any student who boards at Rawreth Lane or Downhall Road should make their way to Rayleigh Station for 0755 (816).
  • Service 816 (Afternoon) – Will terminate at Rawreth Lane. Students for Hullbridge and Ashingdon will need to board the 815 which will be extended for the duration.
  • Service 515 – Will be diverted from Ashingdon straight to Sweyne School.


PLEASE NOTE – The Hockley Spa bus stop is outside the Chinese Takeaway on the Rayleigh bound side of the road.

These alterations will remain in place until such time as Hullbridge Road reopens.

This information will be handed out in a letter to all the affected students. The letter can be read below.

Hullbridge Diversion Letter to Students

Thank you for your co-operation

Stephensons of Essex