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    02/06/2024 - 27/07/2024

From Sunday 2nd June 2024 the we are making the following changes to our network in North Essex:

71, 371, 372, X71 – Chelmsford to Colchester via Witham   

The Monday to Saturday timetable is revised. The current off-peak daytime service X71 journeys will be re-routed via Boreham Village (Plantation Road & Church Road) and Hatfield Peverel and run as service 71. At Stanway, 71 & 372 will run via Sainsburys and the 371 & X71 will run via Tollgate.

86 – Colchester to West Mersea

The Monday to Saturday service is re-routed to serve the Lethe Grove stops, running from Mersea Road via Berechurch Hall Road in both directions and will run to a revised timetable. There are no changes to the Sunday route or timetable.

87 – Horkesley Heath to Brightlingsea

The Monday to Friday off-peak daytime frequency is increased to run every 20 minutes between approximately 1000 and 1400. On Saturdays, the 87U journeys which currently terminate at the University of Essex will be extended to Brightlingsea as route 87, to provide a half hourly service throughout the day.

S1 – Highwoods to Wivenhoe 

There will be some minor changes to the timetable on all days of the week. Earlier journeys will be added to the Monday to Friday timetable, with the first bus from Wivenhoe leaving at 0500 and the first journey from Highwoods leaving at 0520.

S4 – Colchester to Greenstead

There will be minor changes to the daytime timetable on Monday to Saturday. An earlier journey will run from Greenstead at 0540 on Monday to Friday.

S6, S7 – Colchester to Shrub End / St Michaels        

There will be minor changes to the daytime timetable on Monday to Friday

S8 – Colchester Hospital to Monkwick 

Revised route and timetable. The Lethe Grove section of route will instead be covered by route 86. The Monday to Friday journeys which currently start or finish at Colchester Station are extended to finish at or start from Colchester Hospital.

S10 – Colchester to Colchester Hospital via St Johns *New Route* 

The S10 is a new service, running up to every hour on Monday to Saturday, providing new connections via Ipswich Road and St Johns estate to Colchester Hospital. From the High Street, the S10 runs via East Hill, Ipswich Road, St Johns, Highwood Approach, Highclere Road, Brinkley Grove Road, Mill Road and Turner Road.

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