Uno bus blog

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Service Changes: 1st September 2013

Update on service changes (Hertfordshire network) from 1 September 2013
600/650 - Hatfield Rail station – Business Park
No changes proposed but integrated timetable (with657/658/602) subject to joint promotional campaign with HCC

601 - Welwyn Garden City – St Albans
Minor adjustments to AM peak running times as reliability measure

603 - Welwyn Garden City – QE2 Hospital – Hatfield
It is proposed to revise the service so as to operate as follows;                
Welwyn GC – Hatfield – The Forum – South Hatfield – Galleria – deHavilland – Jersey Farm - St Albans city centre – New Greens
Service interval revised to operate at 15 minute intervals at peak times and every 20 minutes at off peak times. Renumbered 653

607 - Hatfield local service
Hertfordshire County Council are underwriting an improved level of service so as to secure a 20 minute service throughout the day (Mon to Sat) as a result of introducing a second bus at off peak times which will create a more robust timetable

610 - Enfield – Potters Bar – Hatfield
The off peak service (Mon to Fri) to be revised so as to operate on an hourly basis

615 - Stanmore – Borehamwood – Hatfield
Revised terminus at Stanmore (layby outside London Academy) – subject to London Bus approval

621 - Bricket Wood – How Wood – St Albans
Diverted via Park Street so as to provide improved service along Doggets Way/Vesta Avenue (in conjunction with bus 655) and provide link from How Wood/Bricket Wood to Sainsbury Store on Griffiths Way. Renumbered 652

625 - Stevenage – Hitchin – Letchworth Estates
Contract subject to annual negotiation with North Herts College and a review of  peak hour workings has been undertaken so as to address continuing overloading problems (particularly during the morning peak period)and to look to reduce gaps between journeys at key times

636 - Hatfield – Harpenden – Luton
Peak hours service (Luton Station to Hatfield/London Colney) converted to double deck operation and a revised route via Southdown Road, Wheathampstead Road, Harpenden and Brewhouse Hill, Wheathampstead to be adopted. Service using this route numbered 637    
Off peak daytime service to remain as single deck and continue with existing routing One single deck vehicle (AM and PM peaks) to provide Leagrave extension and peak hour operation via Batford in term times This will improve passenger capacity at peak times and address the overloading issue experienced in the last academic year The new service will provide an effective interchanges with the Luton Busway at Luton Rail Station (towards Dunstable in one direction and Luton Airport in the other) which is due to start operating later in the year Reduced peak hours and evening service between Hatfield and London Colney

641 - Hatfield – Hertford – Broxbourne
A new timetable has been drawn up to link buses 641 and 324(HCC temporary contract) and to provide a coordinated timetable between Hatfield and Hertford with service 341.
The outcome of the latest tender round , involving routes 324/341 is due by end of July . In the event of the Company being unsuccessful , the 641 route will continue in its present format

655 - Hatfield – St Albans – Borehamwood
Revised terminus in South Borehamwood; most journeys will now operate to and from Farriers Way (as set out in separate staff notice)
This change to be introduced from 28 July

657 - Hatfield – St Albans – Harpenden – Redbourn
Minor revisions to journeys at start and finish of day. (0603 ex Redbourn to commence from Southdown Road, Plough and Harrow at 0613 and the 1835 ex Redbourn to operate as far as Wheathampstead only)

712/714 - Hatfield/St Albans – London, Victoria
This service to be withdrawn for financial reasons from October 7th 2013

HA1 - Harpenden local service
A review of loadings has been undertaken with Hertfordshire County Council and a revised (and simplified) timetable has been drawn up and accepted by HCC.

PB1 - Potters Bar local service
Discussions are progressing with Hertfordshire County Council to secure some additional funding so as retain the current level of service

St Albans – Cell Barnes
revised to operate as free standing (2 bus) operation with 15/20 minute frequency (peak/offpeak) Renumbered 651 

S2 - St Albans – New Greens                                                      
withdrawn in current form (see 603)

S3 - St Albans – Jersey Farm                                                       
withdrawn in current form (see 603)                       

Monday, 18 February 2013

Uno changes to services: 24th February & 31st March 2013

UNO   Changes to bus times.....

from 24th February 2013
601Evening and afternoon times changed to improve reliability.

602 - Sunday times changed to improve reliability.

603New timetable to improve reliability. Short journeys previously terminating at the Forum now terminate at the Galleria.

621New timetable, School journeys to/from Townsend School now start/finish at Garston.

622Minor timing changes to improve reliability Monday to Friday. New Saturday service also commences.

625Reduced between peak periods, some journeys extended to/from Hatfield.

634Service withdrawn due to poor usage.

635New timetable to improve reliability. Additional AM journey to Hatfield.

700New timetable to improve reliability.

from 31st March 2013
S4/S5Mon to Sat (daytime) service withdrawn, replaced by a new operator.

655New timetable Monday to Friday to improve reliability.

5/354New service Saturdays only between Harlow and Buntingford

242New Sunday service between. Welwyn Garden City – Hatfield – Potters Bar – Cuffley – Waltham Cross

Monday, 21 January 2013

Update on bus services during periods of severe weather

Date.........Monday 21 January

Most services are operating normally – sections of route currently not being served are being reviewed on regular basis so as to restore service as soon as practicable

Route by route review

600/650   Normal
601   Normal
602   Not serving Porters Park, Shenley
603   Normal
607   Not serving Salisbury or Garden Village roads
610   Normal
614/644   Normal
615   Normal
621   Normal
622   Normal
625   Normal
634   Normal
635   Not serving estate roads around Clothall Common (Baldock)
636   Normal
641   Normal
655   Not serving Doggetts Way, St Albans
657   Normal
658   Not serving Porters Park, Shenley
659   Normal
700   Normal
712/714   Normal
HA1   Suspended
PB1   Not serving Oakmere Estate
S1   Normal
S2   Normal
S3   Not serving Villiers Crescent
S4/S5   Not serving Doggetts Way
S8/S9   Normal