Category Archives: Bus Routes

Easter Bus Service

Good Friday Bus Services
On Friday 14th April Arriva are operating a Sunday service on their main commercial routes. Routes that are operated under tender to Telford & Wrekin Council will, with a few changes in the early morning, be a Saturday service
A normal evening service supported by T & W will operate. Extra journeys will be operated by Arriva in order that their commercial daytime operation will continue until the start of the contracted evening services.
Individual timetables for Good Friday are available on Traveline. For Traveline click here. http://www.travelinemidlands.co.uk/wmtis/XSLT_SELTT_REQUEST?language=en

Easter Bus Services in Ironbridge Gorge
On Saturday 15th, Sunday 16th and Easter Monday 17th April the Ironbridge Park & Ride and Gorge Connect Bus services will be operating in and around Ironbridge Gorge.

The Park & Ride service offers a quick and frequent service to both Enginuity and the Museum of the Gorge. The Gorge Connect can be boarded at either of these locations to access more locations. For a timetable and fares for the Park & Ride click here. http://www.telford.gov.uk/info/20174/public_transport/129/ironbridge_park_and_ride

The Gorge Connect runs every 30 minutes from Madeley where it connects with other bus service. It serves most of the main sites in the Gorge. These include Blists Hill Victorian Town, Coalport China Museum, The Tile Museum at Jackfield, The Ironbridge, Museum of the Gorge and Enginuity. For a timetable and fares for the Gorge Connect click here. http://www.telford.gov.uk/info/20174/public_transport/131/gorge_connect

Telford Bus Station Consultation

The Parish Council has been notified of a consultation for the proposed redevelopment of the bus station at Telford Shopping Centre.

There will be a public exhibition of the plans at the shopping centre at the following times:

Thursday 3 March: 12pm – 8pm

Friday 4 March: 8am – 5.30pm

Saturday 5 March: 10am – 4pm

The exhibition will be held in unit 222 on Wrekin Square, adjacent to the current entrance to the bus station from the centre. The plans will also be made available online at:

www.telfordshopping.co.uk/future

A copy of the consultation letter can be found on our website at:

https://goo.gl/i0MPrN

New Borough Bus Subsidy Policy

The Borough Council has published a copy of the revised bus subsidy policy that was approved by Cabinet in July and which received cross party support following the involvement and subsequent endorsement by the relevant Scrutiny Committee members.  The Borough will be using this revised criteria when they tender in the Autumn for the bus routes which the council currently provide funding for as they are deemed not to be commercially viable for operation by local bus operators.

Bus Subsidy Policy

Changes to Arriva Bus Routes

The Borough Council has provided an overview of the changes being made by Arriva to the bus service they operate in our Borough.  Borough Officers have now been able to digest all the information that Arriva have made available to them and they have provided notes and a summary which can be viewed here.  I hope this information will be of assistance to you as the changes are quite complex.

The Borough Council will continue to lobby Arriva regarding these changes however they have no powers to insist on any changes, all of which are legal and not in breach of any of the Transport Acts.  Arriva have the powers to operate commercially without any need to undertake an impact assessment of these planned changes unlike Public Sector bodies such as the Borough.

Arriva’s contact details can be found in the note should you wish to comment on these changes.

Road Closure (Bus Route) Admaston Road Wellington

Telford and Wrekin Council

Admaston Road, Wellington

(Temporary Prohibition of Traffic) Order 2015

Notice is hereby given that the Borough of Telford & Wrekin, intend, not less than seven days from the date of this Notice, to make an Order under the provisions of Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, and all other enabling powers the effect of which will be to: –

Temporarily prohibit vehicular traffic travelling along Admaston Road, Wellington, from its junction with Spring Hill to its junction with Donnervile Gardens.

The diversion route for vehicular traffic travelling northbound will be via North Road, Apley Avenue, Whitchurch Drive and the Shawbirch Road. For traffic travelling southbound visa versa.

Access will be maintained, whenever reasonably possible, over the length of the closure.

This Order will become operative on Monday 29th June 2015 and will continue in force for a period not exceeding eighteen months or until the earlier completion of the works, estimated to be 2 weeks.

The purpose of the Order is to protect the general public from any danger that may arise whilst works to remove existing speed cushions and build outs and replace with rubber bolt down cushions, are undertaken. The Order will be defined when signs are displayed on street in accordance with Chapter 8 of the Traffic Signs Manual.

Dated 22nd June 2015

Jonathan Eatough,

Assistant Director: Law, Democracy & People Services