Local Bus Network Review Consultation November 2016
Closed 03 January 2017:
In 2015, Essex County Council began a thorough review of its financial support for those local bus services that it pays for across the County. This consultation is part of the second round of the review and looks at 8 services in the Maldon Area where the current contracts end in 2017.
For a list of the services included in this consultation please see the document section below.
Outcome: You will also find the latest list of bus services or routes which are run with financial support from ECC following the latest local bus tenders below.
Consultation on Service Changes for August 2017
Closed: 03 July 2017
- Saturday Service 9 Braintree, Panfield, Shalford, Wethersfield, Finchingfield to Great Bardfield (via Panfield Lane)
- Monday - Saturday Evening Service 250 Debden/Loughton to Waltham Cross
- Monday - Saturday Evening Service 251 Upshire, Waltham Abbey to Waltham Cross
OUTCOME: Services to be withdrawn from 27 August 2017. Please click here for the document list of service withdrawals.
Consultation - Service 2, Clacton to Mistley (Operated by First Buses)
Closed: 26 June 2017
The proposed timetable attempt to address reliability issues by changing the timings of journeys and removing the short afternoon journey from Clacton to Horsley Cross and return.
OUTCOME: Service change from 24 September 2017
Consultation - Service SB39 (Boxted - Colcester)
Operated by: Colchester Community Services
Closed 16 October 2017
Since October 2016, ECC has provided this service on a trial basis. Passenger numbers have been low and the cost per passenger journey is more than the £5.00 per passenger maximum level the council will support after fares are taken into account. (The policy can be found at: www.essex.gov.uk/busreview).
Service being withdrawn from 31 January 2018.
Consultation - Service 15 (Colchester – Marks Tey)
Operated by:Hedingham Omnibus
Closed 16 October 2017
The service has been operating the current timetable for over a year now but passenger numbers have been disappointing. The Council is considering reverting this bus service its previous route,(Colchester, Oaklands Avenue – Colchester North Station), providing a broadly ½ hour service 05.25 – 07.10 and 17.55 – 19.40
OUTCOME: Currently being assessed.
Consultation - Service 94C (Sunday South Woodham Circular)
Operated by:First Essex Buses
Closed 27 November 2017
Consultation on withdrawal of service in order to address reliability on Sunday Service 33 (Chelmsford - Southminster)
Outcome: Sunday Service 94C NOT withdrawn