Bus passengers win four year battle for better services

Jubilant members of the Dengie Hundred Bus Users Group, who campaigned for the changes

Jubilant members of the Dengie Hundred Bus Users Group, who campaigned for the changes

First published in News

Bus passengers have won a four year fight for a better service, after complaints of buses breaking down, not turning up and being infrequent.

First Group’s UK Bus Division has promised changes to the 31X, which runs from Burnham to Chelmsford via Maldon.

The new timetable, due to be introduced from the end of August, includes:

* Half hourly instead of hourly buses from Chelmsford to Burnham, Monday to Saturday

* An earlier journey from Maldon to Chelmsford (Monday to Friday) to arrive before 6.30am

* A possible extension of the 10.15pm Chelmsford to Maldon journey to Burnham

* Some of the new journeys will go through Upper Althorne, where the 31X was withdrawn in 2009.

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5:14pm Wed 28 May 14

Opsiomath says...

Well done, great to see what people power can achieve

But sadly while great for shopping and visiting friends, the frequency/route still won't be of much use for many people trying to commute to work
Well done, great to see what people power can achieve But sadly while great for shopping and visiting friends, the frequency/route still won't be of much use for many people trying to commute to work Opsiomath
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