Bus Route 61 - Update 05072018
Ivinghoe Parish Council
IPC have received the following message from Passenger Services at Bucks County Council
- Service 61 (Aylesbury – Tring – Pitstone – Edlesborough – Dunstable)
From 30th July 2018 route 61 will be operated by Red Eagle instead of Arriva. Red Eagle are based in Aylesbury and a sister company of Redline Buses who run Service 164 to Cheddington.
Service 61 is not contracted by BCC and runs on a commercial basis which means that the operator chooses the route and timetable and must cover their costs from fares revenue taken. To change or withdraw a bus service an operator needs only to give notice to the Traffic Commissioner, copied to Local Authorities who have no powers to delay or veto this. Arriva have decided to withdraw the route and the Public Transport team have been trying to find another company to run a replacement which we have now done.
There are also some minor timing changes to most journeys.
Some buses will operate as service 61A. These will divert between Aston Clinton and Aylesbury to serve Elm Farm (where Arriva have also withdrawn the service) instead of operating directly along the Tring Road, with some minor timetable adjustments to allow for this.
Within Aylesbury, in line with other services, buses will operate direct along Exchange Street and Friarage Road towards the bus station instead of operating around the town centre via High Street, New Street and Oxford Road – buses leaving Aylesbury will follow their current route.
Full timetables will be on the BCC website in a few days
As and when we receive any updates we will publish them here.
New time table released, see https://www.buckscc.gov.uk/media/4511460/61_61a.pdf Please note: this timetable is operational from 29th July until then please use the current timetable
Mrs Bridget Knight - Parish Clerk
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