Shake-up coming to some Chelmsford bus services

First Essex routes to Southend, Stansted Airport, Lakeside shopping centre and Wickford have undergone adjustments

First Essex routes to Southend, Stansted Airport, Lakeside shopping centre and Wickford have undergone adjustments

First published in News

ALTERATIONS have been made to a number of bus services in and out of Chelmsford serving all corners of Essex.

First Essex routes to Southend, Stansted Airport, Lakeside shopping centre and Wickford have undergone minor adjustments, including revisions to timetables or services added or taken away.

The changes will come into effect from Sunday, August 31.

Among the changes are the 14, 15 and 15A services to Wickford.

The duration of existing journeys is unchanged, but the Monday to Friday 7.13am and Saturday 7.26am journeys from Ramsden Heath to Wickford will now start at Wood Street, Chelmsford, at 6.43am and 6.57am respectively.

The 6.55pm Wickford to Chelmsford journey will additionally operate on Saturday, and an extra service 15 journey will operate at 7.45pm between Wickford and Chelmsford from Monday to Friday.

The 54 and 56 Beaulieu Park to North Melbourne evening service from Monday to Saturday has been given more time to complete the journey.

The 100 and 100X Chelmsford to Lakeside Thurrock service will see changes to the early morning and evening peak time in the southbound direction.

Nikki Allder, general manager for First North and Mid Essex, said: “We’vemade these changes to improve our service and make the bus more accessible for those wishing to use it.

“We are committed to delivering better transport to the people of Chelmsford and the surrounding areas, and we’re confident that the extra provisions we’ve put into these services will do just that.”

To view the timetables, visit www.firstgroup.com

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