Coronavirus service changes

Update 06/07/20

Stephensons peak hour service 6A to / from Leigh Station reintroduced from 06/07/20

Arriva services changes from 05/07/20:

Service 1 Rayleigh – Shoeburyness - will revert to its near normal timetable. (Excluding some school journey - Timetable Mon – Friday every 10 mins Saturday every 12 mins and Sunday every 30 mins.

Service 4a Southend – Shoeburyness. Normal Sunday Service reintroduced.

Service 6 Southend – Temple Sutton. Timetable Monday – Saturday every 40 minutes. Sunday Every hour.

Service 7/8 Great Wakering – Rayleigh. Will revert to its near normal timetable. (Excluding some school journeys). Core timetable over central part of route Monday – Saturday every 15mins. Sunday Every 30 mins.

Service 9. Will revert to its normal timetable. Timetable Monday – Saturday Every 12 mins Sunday Every 30 mins.

Service 29. Southend – Belfairs. Timetable Monday – Saturday every 30 mins. Sunday Every 60 mins.

From 05/07/20 First are provided a daily service on X30 every 2 hours with most journeys continuting to serve Broomfield Hospital providing a direct link from South East Essex.

Update 30/06/20

Increased Saturday service of every 20 minutes to be provided on First services 20, 22, 25, 27, 28 from Saturday 4th July.

Update 14/06/20

As the lockdown in eased and more workplaces and retail locations reopen there have been improved frequencies on Monday to Fridays only compared with the level of service provided during the lockdown. First improved frequencies from 1st June and Arriva from 15th June. Stephensons provided enhanced timetables from 8th June. Full details via the operator links below or the SABUG facebook page. In most cases Saturday and Sunday services remain less frequent than they were pre-Covid.

The SABUG facebook page has been updated regularly in recent weeks (and will continue to be so) as and when information on frequency changes is received.

Additionally, operator websites have been updated to provide full details of the revised frequencies with new timetables being issued online.

Stephensons of Essex
http://stephensonsofessex.com/coronavirus-covid-19/

First Bus Essex
https://www.firstgroup.com/essex/news-and-service-updates/coronavirus-covid19-service-information

Arriva
https://www.arrivabus.co.uk/coronavirus/important-service-information---herts-and-essex/
(After opening up web page click on Essex for Southend services.)

Weekday restrictions on the use of concessionary bus passes remain suspended.

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