Short notice cancellations on certain routes
3 months ago
We are very sorry but from Thursday 28th April 2022, we need to let you know that there are a number of journeys which we will probably be unable to operate because of the general shortage of bus drivers made worse by sickness.
We would strongly recommend that you re-plan your travel to avoid these journeys, as they will probably not run.
We have endeavoured to cancel journeys where there is an alternative departure operating within a reasonable period of time.
Unlike the service reductions that we introduced in the autumn, which are mainly still in place, and which we expected to be longer term, these cancellations are for a short period only.
We are importing drivers from elsewhere to plug the shortfall at our local depot for as long as it is necessary. We will tell you when these journeys are no longer at risk of cancellation.
A small number of other journeys will also be operating a few minutes later.
The journeys on Mondays to Fridays which will probably not operate are as follows:-
1143, 1605, 1808 ex Clacton
1242, 1705, 1905 ex Harwich
0725, 0758 (X76), 0820 Clacton to Jaywick
0733, 0803 (X76), 0828 Jaywick to Clacton
0740 Flatford Dr to Clacton
0757 and 1003 Clacton to Flatford Dr & rtn (the 1033 will run as a 5A)
1333 and 1433 Clacton to Flatford Dr & rtn
0806 Jaywick to Colchester
0949 Colchester to Clacton
1603 Weeley to Colchester
1655 Colchester to Clacton (starts at 1756 from Clacton to Jaywick)
Route 98, 99A
0612 99A Stephenson Road to Walton
0642 98 Walton to Clacton
0844 97 Clacton to Walton
0927 97 Walton to Clacton
1804 98 Clacton to Walton
1534 Clacton to Clacton - this journey starts as a number 4 from Sigma and a change of bus will be necessary for students in the town centre.
We thank you for your ongoing patience and understanding at this time.