Temporary Suspension of Hedingham Bus Services

2 weeks ago Tue 23rd Nov 2021

We are very sorry but we are currently failing to run all our bus services because we have had a lot of bus drivers leave us at short notice and therefore have had to temporarily suspend some of our bus journeys. 

We are making every effort to restore these journeys as soon as possible and apologise for the disruption caused.

The live timetables have been updated to reflect these changes.

Our full list of suspended journeys until further notice:

 

Mondays to Fridays from 19th November 2021

Route 4

  • Buses will run every 20 minutes between 0907 and 1407, not every 15 minutes

In addition, the 1812 from Clacton to Jaywick to Clacton will be cancelled.

Route 6 

  • 0657, 1023, 1123, 1323, 1623 and 1723 from Clacton, Pier Avenue to Point Clear and the return journeys from Point Clear at 0722, 1050, 1150, 1350, 1650 and 1750 will be cancelled

Route 63

  • 1634 journey from Colchester Mason Road will only run as far as Berechurch  

This journey will not go to Abberton, Peldon or West Mersea, but a taxi will connect with the bus at Berechurch to take passengers as far as Peldon.

Route 74

  • 1733 Clacton to Colchester is cancelled

Route 76/X76

  • 0744 (76), 0932,1032, 1132, 1232, 1742 Clacton to Colchester, 0900, 1715 Jaywick to Colchester are cancelled
  • 0919, 1049, 1149, 1249, 1349, 1841 from Colchester to Clacton are cancelled
  • 1319 from Colchester will run to Clacton Pier Avenue only 
  • 1422 Clacton to Jaywick is cancelled

Route 88

  • 1008 journey from Halstead Conies Road will run to Halstead High Street only 
  • 1019 journey from Halstead High Street to Colchester will not run 
  • 1104 journey from Colchester to Halstead Conies Road will not run between Colchester and Halstead High Street 
  • 1904 Colchester to Great Yeldham will not run

Route 89

  • 1438 and 1643 journeys from Great Yeldham to Braintree and 1537 journeys from Braintree to Great Yeldham will not run

Route 97 

  • 0655, 0814, 0912, 0942, 1012, 1042, 1112, 1142, 1212, 1242, 1312, 1642, 1742 from Clacton to Walton are cancelled
  • 0734, 0857, 0957, 1027, 1057, 1127, 1157, 1227, 1257, 1327, 1357, 1727, 1827 from Walton to Clacton are cancelled

Also route 97 (1622, 1722) from Clacton to Walton and route 98 (1706, 1806) from Walton to Clacton will run 10 minutes later.

Routes 136/137

  • 0901 from Lymington Ave to Clacton (136) is cancelled
  • 1247, 1717 and 1850 from Pier Ave to Pier Ave (136) are cancelled
  • 0934, 1204, 1334, 1634 and 1810 from Pier Ave to Pier Ave (137) are cancelled

Please note that the 1017 on route 136 will be running.

 

Saturdays from 20th November 2021

Route 3

  • 0728, 0943, 1143, 1343, 1605 journeys from Clacton to Harwich
  • 0835, 1042, 1242, 1455, 1705 journeys from Harwich to Clacton

Route 4

  • Buses will run every 20 minutes between 0907 and 1407, not every 15 minutes.

Route 5 

  • All journeys will now be running on route 5

Route 6

  • 0837, 1023, 1123, 1323, 1423, 1523, 1623, 1723 from Clacton to Point Clear and
  • 0905, 1050, 1150, 1350, 1450, 1550, 1650, 1750 from Point Clear are cancelled

 Route 74

  • 1733 Clacton to Colchester is cancelled

Route 76/X76

  • 1032, 1132, 1232 Clacton to Colchester, 1332 Clacton to Brook 1432 Clacton to Little Clacton are cancelled
  • 0919, 1049, 1149, 1249, 1349,  from Colchester are cancelled
  • The 0855 from Weeley is cancelled. 
  • The 1402 from Clacton and 1555 from Colchester will be running

Route 88 

  • 0638 journey from Great Yeldham to Colchester will start at Sible Hedingham, Sugar Loaves at 0649                                     
  • 0808, 1008, 1308 and 1508 journeys from Halstead Conies Road to Colchester will not run
  • 0804, 1104 & 1604 will not run between Colchester and Halstead High Street
  • 0904 & 1404 journeys from Colchester will not run  
  • 1710 and 1810 journeys from Colchester will continue beyond Halstead and Sible Hedingham to Great Yeldham

Route 89 

  • 0938 journey from Great Yeldham will only run as far as Halstead High Street (and does not continue to Braintree)
  • 1138 &1338 journeys from Great Yeldham to Braintree  and 1037, 1237 & 1437 journeys from Braintree to Great Yeldham will not run
  • 1538 journey from Great Yeldham will start from Sible Hedingham, Sugar Loaves at 1549
  • 1737 journey from Braintree will only run as far as Sible Hedingham.  Passengers for Castle Hedingham and Great Yeldham should change to route 88 at Halstead High Street
  • 1837 journey from Braintree Rail Station will run as route 352 between Braintree and Halstead High Street. Passengers for stops towards Great Yedlham should change at Halstead High Street to route 88

Routes 97 and 98

  • 0655, 0814, 0844, 0912, 0942, 1012, 1042, 1112, 1142, 1212, 1242, 1312, 1342, 1412, 1442, 1542, 1642, 1742 from Clacton are cancelled
  • 0734, 0837, 0927, 0957,1027, 1057, 1127, 1157, 1227, 1257, 1327, 1357, 1427, 1457, 1527, 1627, 1727, 1827 from Walton are cancelled

The 1522, 1622 and 1722 from Clacton and 1606, 1706 and 1806 from Walton WILL run, but 10 minutes later than shown in the timetable.

Route 135

  • 1215 Pier Avenue to Brook Retail Park to Clacton is cancelled

Route 136

  • 0901 from  Lymington Ave is cancelled
  • 1017, 1147, 1317, 1717, 1850  from Pier Avenue is cancelled

Route 137

  • 0934, 1104, 1234, 1634, 1810 from Pier Avenue is cancelled
  • 1605 Clacton Shopping Village to Pier Avenue is cancelled

 


We are taking all possible steps to attract new drivers.

We are extremely sorry to be making these cut backs at a time when we had hoped to reinvest in improved timetables. However, we hope that this will avoid short notice service cancellation and allow you to plan your journeys. We will endeavour to update our digital journey planners as soon as possible.

 

JOIN OUR TEAM 

We have a training school based at our Clacton depot designed to upskill local people who want to come and work for us. 

Do you know anyone who would like to increase their earnings potential and has good customer service skills

If so get in touch at services@hedingham.co.uk 

We have also endeavoured to find agency drivers, and the option of borrowing from other companies is very limited as there is a national shortage of lorry and bus drivers – indeed we have lost drivers with appropriate licences to the haulage industry.

We will make every effort to restore these journeys as soon as possible and once again apologise again for the disruption caused.