Transport and Travel Update – September Edition

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Essex County Council

Transport & Travel Update

New edition of Bus Passenger News

Find out more about local bus service changes by reading this month’s Bus Passenger News.

If you want to find your nearest bus service or plan a journey on public transport, please visit or Traveline.

Follow @Essex_PT on Twitter for public transport information.

For live updates on buses, you can also follow your local bus operator on Twitter by clicking here: Arriva, Chambers, Ensign, First, Hedingham and NIBS.

Colchester Park and Ride – Free Travel has been extended for September

During September customers will get free travel on production of a valid rail ticket – ideal for those wanting to try the park and ride for commuting. There is plenty of space to park and frequent services to popular stops like the town centre, North Station, Middleborough and Colchester General Hospital, Colchester Park and Ride makes travelling into Colchester quick and stress free.

For more information on Colchester Park and Ride please visit the website.

Bus service for Brentwood – Operated by Stephenson’s of Essex

Service 71c – Corstead Manor to Brentwood Station – Monday to Fridays

Essex County Council is pleased to report there is a bus service linking Highwood Hospital (known as Corstead Manor) to Brentwood Station. Service 71c is operated by Stephenson’s of Essex.

Service 71c was introduced as a condition of planning permission for the development of Highwood Hospital and Little Hospital sites in Brentwood.

The service runs at peak times Monday to Friday and is funded through section 106 which is a contribution from the developers – Bellway Homes, with a condition of the section 106 agreement being to enhance the bus which serves the new development.

Service 71c is an attractive travel option for commuters accessing Brentwood Station, as part of the new Transport for London Elizabeth Rail Line (Crossrail) and thus reduce traffic generation from the development.

Essex County Council Bus Consultation

Essex County Council (ECC) regularly consults on changes to its supported bus services. The consultations look to understand the impact of a timetable and/or route change to people using the service, as well as ensuring the service meets the criteria set out by the Bus Strategy “Getting Around in Essex”.

Current consultations

Service 63

Colchester North Rail Station – Monkwick

Consultation closes: 15 October 2018

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