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23 August 2016 - New timetables for 298 and 699
The timetables for TfL services 298 and 699 will be altered from 3 September.
Buses on the 298 will coninue to run at the same frequencies but some buses will be retimed to match altered traffic conditions, especially on the approaches to the M25 Motorway.
Morning buses on the 699 are retimed, but there is no change to the afternoon service.
These changes should ensure that we continue to run reliable services on both routes.
Click for the new timetables for routes 298 and 699.

19 August 2016 - New buses
We have ordered 8 9.7metre ADL E20MMCs for TfL route W. They will have the TfL interior and some minor modifications above the standard specifications.
Click here for a diagram.

12 August 2016 - Transport for London Contracts
We are pleased to announce that we have been awarded the contract to continue to operate route 298. There will be some minor alterations to the timetable to counter-act increased traffic near the M25 motorway, particularly on schooldays.
We have also won route W9 which links Chase Farm Hospital, Enfield Town, Highlands Village, Winchmore Hill and Southgate. This will need new Euro VI specification diesel single deckers.
Click here for a map of route W9.

12 July 2016 - Information for scholars from September
Many of our bus services will be changing in September. Full details will be available shortly, but in the meantime we have prepared some information leaflets which will be of particular use to school students. All services included are normal bus services and may be used by adults as well as students for any journey - not just to and from the schools.
Click on the links below for times and fares information.

Bushey Meads School from Elstree and Borehamwood
Bushey Meads School from Bushey and Watford
Chancellor's School
JFS from Hertfordshire
Nicholas Breakspear School
Queen's School from Borehamwood
Queen's School from South Oxhey
St Michael's School

30 June 2016 - Routes 306C, 823 and 833
Owing to the closure of some schools, routes 823 and 833 and the St Michael's School journeys on route 306C will not run on Monday 4th July or Tuesday 5th July.

29 June 2016 - More news on roadworks
Little Bushey

Due to the poor weather the roadworks in Little Bushey Lane will be extended for a further day tomorrow -Thursday 29th June. Buses will not be able to serve Little Bushey Lane and Chiltern Avenue from 9.30 until the road reopens later in the day.

The roadworks in Bournehall Avenue due to start on Thursday 29th June have been cancelled. A new date has not yet been arranged.

Borehamwood

The roadworks at the Elstree Studios roundabout have been delayed and will not now commence until Monday 4th July at 20.00. Route 306 will not be able to service Shenley Road or Tescos after 20.00. Passengers for these stops are advised to go to Elstree and Borehamwood Station.

27 June 2016 - Closure of Little Bushey Lane extended
The closure of Little Bushey Lane is being extended to Wednesday 29th June. Therefore the diversion that is in place on Tuesday 28th June will also apply on the 29th as well from approx 9.30 until 16.00.

21 June 2016 - Roadworks in Borehamwood
Due to the evening closure of the ELSTREE STUDIOS (ELSTREE WAY/ SHENLEY ROAD) ROUNDABOUT from 29th June until 2nd July the following 306 journeys will be unable to serve bus stops at Shenley Road, Tesco and Brook Road (St Teresa’s School):-

306 buses departing Watford at 20.10 and 21.30 will be diverted after Elstree and Borehamwood Railway Station Stop A (20.39 and 21.59) via Theobald Street, Stratfield Road, Brook Road, Grove Road and normal line of route.
The 306 20.51 departure from Leeming Road to Watford will run via Brook Road, Stratfield Road, Theobald Street, Elstree and Borehamwood Station Stop B (20.58).
Please note the Tesco and Shenley Road bus stops will not be served by these journeys. Passengers are asked to make their way to Elstree and Borehamwood Station.

21 June 2016 - Roadworks in Little Bushey
Closure of Coldharbour Lane 24/6 & 27/6 9.30 - 15.00

Route 306 buses will not be able to serve any of the bus stops in Chiltern Avenue on the above dates and times and instead will divert via Little Bushey Lane and Coldharbour Lane to reach line of route at Reddings Avenue (buses to Watford) and vice versa (buses to Borehamwood). EITHER: Temporary stops will be placed in Little Bushey Lane near Cotswold Avenue OR Buses will additionally stop at a safe place near Cotswold Avenue in Little Bushey Lane.

Closure of Little Bushey Lane 28/6 9.30 - 16.00

Due to the closure of Little Bushey Lane on the above date route 306 buses towards Watford will divert via Elstree Road, Sparrows Herne, High Street, Melbourne Road, Coldharbour Lane and to line of route at Reddings Avenue. Buses towards Borehamwood will do the reverse. None of the bus stops in Little Bushey Lane and Chiltern Avenue will be served. Buses will stop on request at any bus stops on diversion route.

Closure of Bournehall Avenue 30/6 and 1/7 7.30-18.00

During the roadworks in Bournehall Avenue 30th June and 1st July buses on routes 306 and 823 will not be able to serve the following stops which will be closed for the duration of the roadworks:-

Bournehall Avenue (Homefield Road)
Bournehall Avenue (Herkomer Road)
Finch Lane, Falconer Road

The nearest alternative stops are Bournehall Avenue (Moatfield Road) or The Avenue (Finch Lane).

In addition route 823 towards Borehamwood in the afternoon and double decker journeys on 306 towards Borehamwood (e.g. 1700 from Watford) will not be able to serve any part of Bournehall Avenue, Farm Way or Harcourt Road.

Apologies for the inconvenience these changes will cause.

9 June 2016 - Closure of Theobald Street, Borehamwood
Due to the closure of Theobald Street, Borehamwood between Gateshead Road and Rossington Avenue junctions from 9.30 until 16.00 from Monday 13th June to Monday 20th June the following changes will be made to the B3 and 398 bus services:-

Route B3 will be unable to serve Organ Hall Estate and will instead be diverted via Gateshead Road to terminate at the Leeming Road/Brook Road roundabout at these times.
Route 398 will be unable to serve Aycliffe Road between Rossington Avenue and Theobald Street at these times and instead will be diverted via Rossington Avenue between 9.30 and 16.00. Route 398 will serve existing stops in Rossington Avenue and temporary stops near to Theobald Street. These will provide a replacement for the Theobald Street (Wetherby Road) stop and the B3 stops in Organ Hall at the times when Theobald Street is closed.

3 June 2016 - Roadworks in Bournehall Avenue
Please note that during the roadworks in Bournehall Avenue from 6th to 9th June and 30th June and 1st July buses on routes 306 and 823 will not be able to serve the following stops which will be closed for the duration of the roadworks:-

Bournehall Avenue (Homefield Road)
Bournehall Avenue (Herkomer Road)
Finch Lane, Falconer Road

The nearest alternative stops are Bournehall Avenue (Moatfield Road) or The Avenue (Finch Lane).

Please note in addition route 823 towards Borehamwood in the afternoon and double decker journeys on 306 towards Borehamwood (e.g. 1700 from Watford) will not be able to serve any part of Bournehall Avenue, Farm Way or Harcourt Road.

Apologies for the inconvenience caused.

5 May 2016 - Service changes in summer
The majority of this Summer's changes are to counter the effects of traffic congestion. Many routes will have new timetables and the 398 is reintroduced on Saturdays.
Click here for full details.

16 March 2016 - Thorpe Park
Our regular bus from Hertfordshire to Thorpe Park resumes this Saturday (19 March). Direct buses run from Potters Bar, South Mimms, Borehamwood, Elstree, Bushey, Watford, Rickmansworth, Maple Cross, Denham and Staines. Just pay on the bus - no advance booking.
Click here for full details.
Shuttle service 950 from Staines Station is also running with fares held at last year's prices.

1 March 2016 - Route B3
We are pleased to announce that Sullivan Buses has secured the contract to continue to operate Route B3.
The timetable will be revised from 27 March when most times will change, and buses will not call at the rail station interchange between the peak hours although they will still stop nearby. These changes are intended to keep the route running as reliably as possible as traffic congestion increases in Shenley Road and Theobald Street.
Click here for the new timetable.

2 January 2016 - Route 398
From next week route 398 will be rerouted in Borehamwood via Brook Road instead of Shenley Road, the south end of Theobald Street and Gateshead Road. This is to avoid traffic congestion and to provide a quicker, more reliable service.
Click here for the new timetable or here for a map.

2 January 2016 - Fleet news
Three older buses have left the fleet. These are Darts DP82 and DP96, and Trident ALX5
New bus WVL9 has been repainted, as has AE3.