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Mandatory Face Coverings on our buses

29th Nov onwards

The wearing of face coverings is required for anyone aged 11 or over on all our buses including school buses from Tuesday 30th November. Exemptions still apply so please remember that not all disabilities such as Asthma and Autism are visible. Please sanitise your hands and keep your distance as you travel.

Reduced service on select routes from 15-Nov due to driver shortage at Sible Hedingham Depot

15th Nov onwards

Due to bus drivers leaving our company to go and work in other essential services (including lorry and van driving) we are currently short of people at our Sible Hedingham depot. Therefore we will be cancelling some route 88 & 89 journeys on weekdays and weekends from Monday 15th November. This decision is designed to ensure that we are able to operate all other journeys in the timetable without some of the last minute cancellations we have been forced to make.

Reduced service on select routes from 13/10 due to driver shortage at Sudbury Depot

13th Oct onwards

Due to bus drivers leaving our company to go and work in other essential services (including lorry and van driving) we are currently short of people at our Sudbury depot. Therefore we will be cancelling some journeys on weekdays and weekends from Wednesday 13th October. This decision is designed to ensure that we are able to operate all other journeys in the timetable without some of the last minute cancellations we have been forced to make.

Reduced service on select routes from 04-Sep due to driver shortage at Clacton Depot

4th Sep onwards

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.

To make planning your journeys easier, we have cancelled some journeys.

Panther Travel buses will be used on some journeys on route 3 until further notice but don’t worry your Hedingham tickets will be sold and accepted on these buses.

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

How to access your tickets from our old app

3rd Jun onwards

If you have active or unused tickets on our old app, simply follow these simple steps and you're good to go!

1. Go to 'settings' and click on 'sign in' to create a new account.
2. If you previously had an account on the old app create your new account using the same email address as you had on the previous app.
3. Once logged in, go to the mobile tickets section on the app. This will trigger a verification email.
4. You should then receive an email containing a link to verify your account - click on the link.
5. Once you have clicked on the link to verify your account, any existing tickets will automatically transfer across from the previous app to your new account. If your tickets do not appear straight away try clicking elsewhere on the app and then return to the mobile tickets section or trying logging in and out.
6. You can view your tickets in the 'mobile tickets' section of the app.

If you need any further help please contact customer services by email services@hedingham.co.uk or call us on 03301 020801.

Route 88 cut service

Today 06:56 - 10th Dec

  • Affected routes:
  • 88

Due to driver shortage we have had to cut the following Route 88 service from 07/12/21 to 10/12/21 inclusive.

88 1308 Halstead Conies Road to Colchester Osborne Street.
88 1404 Colchester High Street to Halstead Conies Road.

We sincerely apologise for the inconvenience this may cause.

Route 89 reduced Service

Today 06:52 - 10th Dec

  • Affected routes:
  • 89

Unfortunately due to driver shortage we have had to cut the following services from 07/12/21 to 10/12/21 inclusive.
89 0938 Gt Yeldham to Braintree
89 1037 Braintree to Gt Yeldham
89 1138 Gt Yeldham to Braintree

We sincerely apologise for the inconvenience this may cause.

Diversion on the 63

1st Dec onwards

  • Affected routes:
  • 63

Route 63
Diversions are in place on the Route 63 today Due to a emergency water leak at St Ives Hill Peldon
Buses will try to serve Peldon and use the main Colchester Road
Apologies for any inconvenience caused

Suspended journeys on the 3

23rd Nov - 18th Dec

  • Affected routes:
  • 3

The following Saturday journeys will be cancelled until further notice:

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

Suspended journey on the 63

23rd Nov - 18th Dec

  • Affected routes:
  • 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. This is in effect until further notice

Suspended journeys on the 89

23rd Nov - 18th Dec

  • Affected routes:
  • 89

The following journeys on Monday to Fridays will be cancelled until further notice:

14:38, 16:43 Great Yeldham to Braintree
15:37 Braintree to Great Yeldham

The following journeys on Saturdays will be cancelled until further notice:

0938 journey from Great Yeldham will only run as far as Halstead High Street (and does not continue to Braintree).
1138, 1338 Great Yeldham to Braintree
1037, 1237, 1437 Braintree to Great Yeldham
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.

Suspended journeys on the 88

23rd Nov - 18th Dec

  • Affected routes:
  • 88

The following journeys on Monday to Fridays will be suspended/altered until further notice:

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.

The following journeys on Saturdays will be suspended/altered until further notice:

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.
1704 and 1804 journeys from Colchester will continue beyond Halstead and Sible Hedingham to Great Yeldham.

Suspended Journey on the 74

23rd Nov - 18th Dec

  • Affected routes:
  • 74

The following journey on Monday to Saturdays is cancelled until further notice

17:33 Clacton to Colchester

Suspended/Altered Journeys on the 4

23rd Nov - 23rd Dec

  • Affected routes:
  • 4

The following journeys will be altered/cancelled on Monday to Fridays until further notice:

Buses will run every 20 minutes between 09:07 and 14:07 as opposed to every 15 minutes from Clacton, Pier Avenue.

The 18:12 Clacton to Jaywick to Clacton journey will be cancelled

The following journeys will be altered/cancelled on Saturdays until further notice:

Buses will run every 20 minutes between 09:07 and 14:07 as opposed to every 15 minutes from Clacton, Pier Avenue.

The 15:07 Clacton to Jaywick to Clacton journey will be cancelled until further notice

Cancelled journeys on the 135

23rd Nov - 18th Dec

The following journey on will be cancelled on Saturdays until further notice:

12:15 Clacton - Brook Retail Park - Clacton

Suspended Journeys on the 136 & 137

18th Nov - 18th Dec

The following journeys on Monday to Fridays will be cancelled until further notice:

136:
09:01 Lymington Avenue to Clacton
12:47, 17:17 Clacton to Shopping Village to Clacton
18:50 Clacton to Stephenson Road Depot

Please note that the 10:17 will be running.

137:
09:34, 12:04, 13:34, 16:34 18:10 Clacton to Shopping Village to Clacton
16:05 Shopping Village to Clacton

The following journeys on Saturdays will be cancelled until further notice:

136:
09:01 Lymington Avenue to Clacton
10:17, 11:47, 13:17, 17:17 Clacton to Shopping Village to Clacton.
18:50 Clacton to Stephenson Road Depot

137:
09:34, 11:04, 12:34, 16:34, 18:10 Clacton to Factory Outlet to Clacton
16:05 Shopping Village to Clacton

Stanningfield shut

8th Nov - 28th Feb

Service 750,751,753. 08/11/21- 28/02/22. Due to council works in-between Stanningfield and Great Weltham our buses will be diverting along the main road.

Suspended journeys on the 750, 753, 754 & 784

13th Oct onwards

The following journeys, on Mondays to Fridays, will be cancelled until further notice:

1135 from Sudbury to Bury St Eds (route 750);
1210, 1638 and 1748 from Bury St Eds to Sudbury (route 750);
1637 from Sudbury will terminate at Great Waldingfield (route 753)
0935 from Sudbury to Colchester (route 754);
1359 from Colchester to Sudbury (route 754)
1034 from Colchester to Sudbury (route 784);
1305 from Sudbury to Colchester (route 784)

And on the 753 the 1225 from Bury St Eds will additionally serve Stanningfield

The following journeys, on Saturdays, will be cancelled until further notice:

0935 and 1335 from Sudbury to Bury St Eds (route 750)
1110 and 1642 from Bury St Eds to Sudbury (route 750)
1205 from Sudbury to Colchester (route 784),
1234 from Colchester to Sudbury (route 784).

And on the 753 the 0849 from Great Cornard, 1125 from Bury St Eds and 1405 from Sudbury will additionally serve Stanningfield.
The 1305 784 from Sudbury will additionally serve Assington at 1325.

Diversion on the 50, 50A, 63 & 63A

16th Sep onwards

Diversions are in place on the 50, 50A, 63 & 63A because of roadworks on Gurdon Road. Buses will be serving Beerchurch Road as a diversion in both directions until further notice

Our sincerest apologies

Suspended journeys on the X76

4th Sep - 18th Dec

The following journeys, on Mondays to Fridays, will be cancelled until further notice:

0744 (76), 0924,1032, 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 .
1420 Clacton to Jaywick are cancelled.

The following journeys, on Saturdays, will be cancelled until further notice :

1032, 1132, 1232, 1332 to Brook Retail Park, 1432 to Little Clacton from 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.

Suspended journeys on the 6

4th Sep - 18th Dec

  • Affected routes:
  • 6

The following journeys, on Mondays to Fridays, will be cancelled until further notice:

0657, 1023, 1123, 1323, 1623, 1723 Clacton to Point Clear
0722, 1050, 1150, 1350, 1650, 1750 Point Clear to Clacton

The following journeys, on Saturdays, will be cancelled until further notice

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

Suspended journeys on the 97 & 98

4th Sep - 18th Dec

The following route 97 journeys, on Mondays to Fridays, will be cancelled until further notice:

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

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

The following route 97 journeys, on Saturdays, will be cancelled until further notice

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

The 1522, 1622 and 1732 from Clacton and 1606, 1706 and 1806 from Walton WILL run, but 10 minutes later than shown in the timetable.

Braintree Bus Park

26th May - 1st Jan

From 23 March 2020 until the end of 2021 Braintree Bus Park will be closed for redevelopment. Routes 21, 89, 89X, 345 and 352 will be moved to nearby Manor Street, Fairfield Road and Victoria Street where temporary bus stands will be placed.