Two local school busses are affected by the new road closure at Cheddington station – the 883 Cheddington-Ivinghoe-Pitstone-Tring School service, and the 885 Ivinghoe Aston-Cheddington-Aylesbury Schools service (which does not affect Pitstone, and where there is a new shuttle bus 886T operating from Cheddington to the Aylesbury schools instead). All other local school bus services (including the 885 to Tring school) are operating as normal.
BCC have advised the affected schools and also emailed to parents on the BCC email list. Schools have been told to make announcements and bus drivers informed the students on the affected buses yesterday. Therefore, the information below (a copy of the BCC email to parents) is just for clarification/reminder:
RE: Road Closure on Station Road, Cheddington from 10th January 2018 until Spring Half Term, 9th February 2018
You may be aware of a road closure coming into force tomorrow morning along Cheddington Station Road to the junction with Mentmore Road. Unfortunately we have been advised by Transport for Bucks that the nature of the works means that we are unable to access any part of this road during the closure, until otherwise notified. For this reason, we have had to alter the route of the 883 to avoid closed sections of the road.
The following boarding point adjustments will be in place until Friday 9th October (commencement of Spring Half Term Holiday) or until further notice:
- Students boarding at Cheddington Station will need to walk to Cheddington, The Green to board. This is due to the nature of the road closure not allowing access to through traffic.
- Students boarding at Ivinghoe, Ford End Farm / Station Road B488 will need to walk to Ivinghoe, The Green as this section of the route will not be accessible due to the earlier road closure.
- Students boarding at Pitstone, Vicarage Road, Playing Field will need to wait on the opposite side of the road and board at the May Fu restaurant. This is to allow the bus to serve the route in a workable order
- Students boarding at Pitstone, Vicarage Road / Ship Lane will need to walk up to and cross the Marsworth Road and board at the May Fu restaurant. The Vicarage Road cannot be served due to the direction the bus must be travelling to arrive at Tring School
In order to make the boarding points in time, the route will run 10 minutes earlier than usual, as follows:
0743 Cheddington, The Green
0753 Pitstone, Vicarage Road, Playing Field (outside May Fu)
0800 Ivinghoe, The Green
0821 Tring School
The drivers will have been briefed to keep an eye out for any students not at their correct boarding point, so please advise your children to wave the bus down should they see it on route.
Parents will note that these adjustments are the same as put in place in October 2017, due to the Horton Road closure, so students and parents should be familiar with the changed route.
Please call us on 01296 387439 if there are any concerns.
Client Transport Officer
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