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Evening and Sunday Bus Service Changes

Following the December 2018 consultation carried out on Evening and Sunday services operated under contract to Essex County Council, the subsequent changes made to Evening and Sunday contracts can be found in the table below. 

Please note these were the planned changes from 29 March 2020, however, some timetables may have been subject to change due to the COVID 19 situation.

Service NumberDays of OperationOriginDestinationOld OperatorNew OperatorChanges
1Monday to SundayHarlowHarlowArrivaArrivaRevised route and timetable. Some journeys extended to Harlow Town Station. There will be a reduction to a two hourly frequency on a Sunday
1Sunday & Public HolidaysHadleighRayleighArrivaRevised timetable - operator has taken on commcially.
10Monday to SundayHarlowHarlowArrivaArrivaRevised timetable - Monday to Saturday. Journeys reduced to two hourly on Sundays.
100Monday to SaturdayClactonWaltonFirst Essex Buses LtdKonectbus Ltd t/a HedinghamChange of of operator. Service re-numbered service 99. The 22.10 journey from Clacton Pier Avenue will be withdrawn
102Monday to SundayHarwichColchesterFirst Essex Buses LtdFirst Essex Buses Ltd2335 from Colchester withdrawn Monday - Friday 2215 from Harwich withdrawn Monday - Friday Minor timing changes Sunday journeys from Colchester depart 30 minutes later - 2035 from Colchester withdrawn Sunday journeys from Harwich depart 27 minutes later 2012 from Harwich withdrawn
1AMonday to SundayAmbrose AvenueGreensteadFirst Essex Buses LtdFirst Essex Buses LtdRevised timetable. The 2245 journey from Greenstead has been withdrawn Monday- Fridays. The 2315 journey from Greenstead has been removed Monday to Saturday. Revised timetable throughout the day on Sundays including a reduction to a an hourly frequency. The last journey from Greenstead will now be at 1950 and the last bus from Ambrose avenue will be at 2020.
2Monday to SundayHarlowHarlowArrivaArrivaService 2 - revised timetable Monday to Saturday. Reduction to a two hourly frequency on Sundays.
21All daysBockingBlack NotleyNIBS Buses LtdKonectbus Ltd t/a HedinghamNo changes on Monday-Saturday. Revised Sunday timetable. Reduction to frequency with a change of operator
21BMonday to SaturdayCanveySouthendFirst Essex Buses LtdFirst Essex Buses LtdRevised timetable to Monday - Saturday Evenings only on Service 21B.
25Sunday & Public HolidaysBasildonWickfordFirst Essex Buses LtdFirst Essex Buses LtdRevised Timetable Monday - Friday Basildon - Southend only from 1409. The 1935, 2035, 2135 & 2235 journeys from Shotgate will be withdrawn. The 2105 & 2205 journeys from Basildon Hospital withdrawn.
251Sunday & Public HolidaysWarleyWickfordFirst Essex Buses LtdFirst Essex Buses LtdNo changes
2AMonday to SundayHighwoodsGreat HorkesleyFirst Essex Buses LtdFirst Essex Buses LtdRevised timetable - to include the withdrawal of the 2226 and 2326 journeys from Highwoods and the 2258 journey from Great Horkesley Monday to Fridays and the 2326 from Highwoods on Saturdays..Revised timetable throughout the day Sunday with the last journey from Highwoods at 18:30 and 1902 from Great Horkesley.
3Saturday onlyHarlowHarlowArrivaArrivaService 3 - revised timetable Monday to Saturday - no change to ECC journeys
31 with variants (previously 3)All daysChelmsfordSouthminsterFirst Essex Buses LtdFirst Essex Buses LtdMonday to Friday minor timetable changes. Saturdays previous 1710 31B journey now operates as a 31C 1705 from Chelmsford Bus Station. Saturday previous 0905 31B now operates as a 31C 0855 from Burnham Clock Tower. The 31C journey also operate via Steeple and Maylandsea. Sundays have been renumbered, the previous 33 is now renumbered as the 31D. There are minor timetable changes. There are alternative journeys available between Broomfield Hospital and Chelmsford.
31/33Monday to SaturdayChelmsfordMaldonFirst Essex Buses LtdFirst Essex Buses LtdSaturdays previous 1710 31B journey now operates as a 31C 1705 from Chelmsford Bus Station. Saturday previous 0905 31B now operates as a 31C 0855 from Burnham Clock Tower. The 31C journey also operate via Steeple and Maylandsea. Sundays have been renumbered, the previous 33 is now renumbered as the 31D. There are minor timetable changes. There are alternative journeys available between Broomfield Hospital and Chelmford.
351Sunday & Public HolidaysChelmsfordBrentwoodFirst Essex Buses LtdFirst Essex Buses LtdRevised Sunday timetable. The 7:40 journey from Chelmsford will now start from the Clock tower retail park. The last journey of the day will be at 1740 from Chelmsford and 1850 from Brentwood.
352Monday to SundayChelmsfordHalsteadStephensons Of Essex LtdKonectbus Ltd t/a HedinghamChange of operator. No change to timetable. Sunday service retimed and numbered 42B. Departing from Broomfield Hospital every 2 hours between 0828 and 1828 and departing from from Halstead every 2 hours between 0934 and 1934
36Monday to SundayChelmsfordSouth Woodham FerrersFirst Essex Buses LtdFirst Essex Buses LtdWithdrawal of 2221 and 22321 from South woodham Monday to Friday Extensions to Broomfield Hospital and Marsh Farm Park on Sundays Jouneys will now depart from South Woodham 2 hourly between 0927 and 1923 on Sundays 2145 from South Woodham withdrawn on Sundays
37Sunday & Public HolidaysWarleyBrentwoodFirst Essex Buses LtdFirst Essex Buses LtdRevised timetable throughout the day on Sunday. In addition, buses will follow the full daytime route around Bishops Hall Estate
4Monday to SundayHarlowHarlowArrivaArrivaRevised route and timetable. Some journeys extended to Harlow Town Station. The 2237 Monday- Fridays journey from Harlow will be withdrawn. The 2246 Monday- Friday journey from Latton Bush will be withdrawn. There will be a reduction to a two hourly frequency on a Sunday.
4Monday to SaturdayJaywickGreat ClactonKonectbus Ltd t/a HedinghamKonectbus Ltd t/a HedinghamNo changes to timetable and operator
418BMonday to SundayLoughtonHarlowGalleon Travel 2009 LtdGalleon Travel 2009 Ltd22:40 Monday to Saturdays from Loughton on the 418b. Sundays:The 418 will now be operated by Galleon (Trustybus) on a two hourly service
42AMonday-SundayStanstedGalleywoodFirst Essex Buses LtdFirst Essex Buses LtdMinor timing changes to AM peak journeys Monday to Friday. New Sunday service replacing service 352. Departing from Broomfield Hospital every 2 hours between 0828 and 1828 and departing from from Halstead every 2 hours between 0934 and 1934
45/45aMonday to SundayMoulsham LodgeOxney GreenFirst Essex Buses LtdFirst Essex Buses Ltd45- Revised timetable. The 48a to be withdrawn.The 22:30 journey from Moulsham Lodge will be withdrawn Monday-Fridays. The 2307 from Oxney Green will be withdrawn Monday- Saturdays. The last journey from Chelmer village will be at 1837 and 1905 from Oxney Green. 45a- Revised Sunday timetable include lthe withdrawal of 19:37, 20:37. 21:37, 22:37 from Chelmer Village to Oxney Green and the 22:09 from Boreham to Chelmsford. From Oxney Green to Chelmer Village journeys withdrawn at 20:05, 21:05, 22:05 and 23:05. and the 21:48 from Chelmsford to Boreham
4aSunday & Public HolidaysSouthendShoeburynessArrivaArrivaRevised timetable. Journeys between Bournes Green and Shoeburyness will operate two hourly between 8.58 and 16.58 Journeys between Shoebury and Bournes Green to operate two hourly between 9.18 and 17.18
54C/56Sunday & Public HolidaysNorth MelbourneBeaulieu ParkFirst Essex Buses LtdFirst Essex Buses LtdRevised Sunday evening journeys with the service being renumbered 54c and 56c. Journey from Wicklow Avenue withdrawn at 22.46 and journey from Beaulie Park withdrawn at 20.15
57A/57B/57CMonday to SaturdayChelmsfordGalleywoodFirst Essex Buses LtdFirst Essex Buses LtdRevised timetable Monday to Sunday
59Sunday & Public HolidaysChelmsfordHarlowFirst Essex Buses LtdArrivaChange of operator on Sundays - No change to timetable
6Monday to SundayHarlowHarlowArrivaArrivaRevised timetable Monday to Saturday - includes withdrawal of 22.20 journeys Monday to Friday from Harlow bus station. Revised timetable Sundays and includes the reduction to a two hourly frequency.
64/AMonday to SaturdayGreensteadSt Michaels Estate/ Shrub EnFirst Essex Buses LtdFirst Essex Buses LtdRevised evening timetable. The 23:00 from Greenstead will be withdrawn Monday to Saturdays.The 23:10 journey from Layer de la Haye will now terminate at Queenstreet Monday to Friday.
66Monday to SundayColchester North StationRowhedgeFirst Essex Buses LtdFirst Essex Buses LtdRevised timetable - changes include the withdrawal of the 5:44 journey from West Bergholt and the 23:08 from Rowhedge Monday- Fridays. Timetable changes to some journeys on Saturday during the day including the withdrawal of the 23:08 from Rowhedge. Revised timetable throughout the day on Sunday.
66 a/bSunday & Public HolidaysWaltham CrossDebden/UpshireSwallow Coach CompanyGalleon Travel 2009 LtdChange of Operator to Galleon Travel 2009 Ltd - No change to timetable
66BMonday to SundayOld HeathWest BergholtFirst Essex Buses LtdFirst Essex Buses LtdRevised timetable. The 5:44 journey from West Bergholt will be withdrawn and the 23:08 from Rowhedge will be withdrawn Monday- Fridays. Revision to some journeys on Saturday during the day and the 23:08 from Rowhedge will be withdrawn. Revised timetable throughout the day on Sunday.
67BMonday-SaturdayColchesterColchesterFirst Essex Buses LtdFirst Essex Buses LtdRevised timetable Monday to Saturday. The 757 journey from Colchester- West Mersea will be withdrawn and the first journey will now be at 945. The 2240 journey from West Mersea will be withdrawn, the last journey will now be at 2033.
68Monday to SaturdayHighwoodsWest MerseaFirst Essex Buses LtdFirst Essex Buses LtdRevised timetable. The 2250 journey from Highwoods will now terminate at the Lion in Abberton. The 1905 journey from Colchester Hospital will now start at 1855 from Highwoods Square
6A (was 17/18Monday to SaturdayClactonPoint ClearKonectbus Ltd t/a HedinghamKonectbus Ltd t/a HedinghamNo changes to timetable and operator
7Monday to SaturdaySouthendRayleighArrivaStephensons of Essex Ltd/Change of operator from Arriva to Stephensons of Essex, no change to timetable
7 8Monday to SaturdayClactonWaltonFirst Essex Buses LtdKonectbus Ltd t/a HedinghamService intergrated into the 97/98 timetable
44415Sunday & Public HolidaysRayleighRochfordArrivaArrivaMonday-Saturday evening journeys will now be operated by Stephensons with no change to timetable.
70Sunday & Public HolidaysColchesterChelmsfordFirst Essex Buses LtdFirst Essex Buses LtdRevised timetable on Sundays. Journeys will operate 2 hourly from Colchester between 0705 and 1900 and from Chelmsford will operate 2 hourly between 0725 to 2043 No longer serves Mason Road Additional journey at 1855 from Colchester to Chelmsford Monday to Friday
71AMonday to SaturdayChelmsfordColchesterFirst Essex Buses LtdFirst Essex Buses LtdRevised timetable - Monday-Saturday Monday - Friday journey from Chelmsford at 22.30 withdrawn Revised timetable - Sundays 20.48 journey from Chelmsford on Sundays withdrawn 20.10 and 22.10 journey from Colchester on Sundays withdrawn
73Monday to SaturdayChelmsfordMaldonFirst Essex Buses LtdFirst Essex Buses LtdNo change to timetable or operator
74BMonday to SaturdayClactonColchesterFirst Essex Buses LtdFirst Essex Buses LtdNo change to timetable or operator
75Sunday & Public HolidaysMaldonColchesterFirst Essex Buses LtdFirst Essex Buses LtdRevised timetable on Sundays to include 20:07 journey from Maldon withdrawn and 21:10 journey from Colchester withdrawn
76Sunday & Public HolidaysClactonColchesterFirst Essex Buses LtdFirst Essex Buses LtdRevised timetable - Sundays only - withdrawal of 21:10 journey from Colchester to Clacton
8Monday to SundayHarlowHarlowArrivaArrivaRevised timetable - includes withdrawal of ECC journey Monday to Friday at 21:48. The service will now operate a two hourly frequency on Sundays
8Monday to SaturdayClactonHolland on SeaKonectbus Ltd t/a HedinghamKonectbus Ltd t/a HedinghamService intergrated into the 97/98 timetable
8/8AAll daysPitseaLaindonFirst Essex Buses LtdFirst Essex Buses LtdRevised timetable. Monday - Saturday evening. Revised Sunday timetable includes withdrawal of some evening journeys
80A/80CSunday & Public HolidaysBrentwoodHuttonFirst Essex Buses LtdFirst Essex Buses LtdRevised Sunday timetable - still maintaining 2 hourly frequency
88AMonday to SundayHalsteadColchesterFirst Essex Buses LtdFirst Essex Buses LtdRevised timetable on Sundays. The last journey of the day will be 1840 from Colchester and 1940 from Halstead.
88aSunday & Public HolidaysColchesterHalsteadFirst Essex Buses LtdFirst Essex Buses LtdRevised timetable on Sundays. The last journey of the day will be 1840 from Colchester and 1940 from Halstead.
94CSunday & Public HolidaysChelmsfordSouthminster/South WoodhFirst Essex Buses LtdFirst Essex Buses LtdMinor timetable changes to the 94C. Additional 94D journeys have been added between South Woodham, Marsh Farm Park and South Woodham, Town Centre.
Service NumberDays of OperationOriginDestinationOld OperatorNew OperatorChanges