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Harlow area bus route changes

New route 66 - Harlow, Waltham Abbey, Loughton and Debden.
Starting 1st September 2014
A new route operated by EOS London will be introduced, restoring a regular link between Harlow and the areas of Upshire, Ninefields, Loughton and Debden. Buses will operate every hour on Mondays to Saturdays with additional buses between Debden and Waltham Abbey providing a service every 30 minutes over this section. Please look out for orange, grey and black single or double deck buses. For full details please click here.

Changes to routes 511 and 512 - Harlow, Bishops Stortford and Thorley Park
Starting 1st September 2014
In future buses on route 511 will once again operate through from Harlow to Bishops Stortford, and then run to and from Thorley Park before returning to Harlow again. This returns the pattern of service to that which operated until recently. Route 512 will in future provide one school days only journey only between Thorley Park and Bishops Stortford Schools. Route 511 will operate approximately every 20 minutes on Mondays to Fridays and every 30 minutes on Saturdays.

Route 14 discontinued - Staple Tye, Sumners Farm and Templefields
After 29th August 2014
This single journey service will no longer operate.

Change to route 410 on Saturdays - Harlow and Waltham Cross
Starting 9th August 2014
The Saturday service will in future be numbered 412. Buses will serve Hunsdon and Brookfield Centre and operate every hour. Routes 410 and 411 will continue to operate on Mondays to Fridays.

Change to route 575 - Romford and Southend
Starting 26th July 2014
In future there will be one bus to Romford each day on Mondays to Saturdays. This will leave Harlow Bus Station at 9.30am and return at 2pm on Saturdays and in the school holidays. In term time on Mondays to Fridays it will return at 1pm. The return fare is just 5 for adults, 2.50 for children.

During the school holiodays this summer on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, the bus will continue on from Romford, non-stop, to Southend, arriving at approximately 12:15pm, returning at 5.15pm. The return fare is just 10 for adults, 5 for children and concessionary pass holder, or 20 for groups of 2 adults and 2 children.

Changes to Trustybus routes 410/411
Starting 7th July 2014.
Buses will continue to run between Harlow and Waltham Cross (Holdbrook) every 30 minutes on Mondays to Fridays and every hour on Saturdays, but to a slightly revised pattern, as below:

Route 410 will operate direct between Wormley and Turnford and no longer serve Brookfield  Centre or Canada Fields on Mondays to Fridays. On Saturdays it will operate as now, providing and hourly service covering Hunsdon and Brookfield Centre.
Route 411 will operate as now, and will not serve Hunsdon but will serve Brookfield Centre and Canada Fields. It will operate on Mondays to Fridays only.

Changes to Townlink route T15
Starting 27th May 2014.
The route will be revised to serve Harlow Town Station in the rush hours, and also will be diverted to serve First Avenue as far as the Stow, then Howard Way, Second Avenue, The Clock Tower, Potter Street, Tracyes Road and Tumbler Road before returning to town. Click here for the new timetable.  Tripton Road and Tendring Road will no longer be served by route T15, please see routes 4, and 19/20/21 for alternative regular services.

Changes to Roadrunner routes 511 and 512
Starting 19th May 2014.
The existing route which connects Harlow with Bishops Stortford and then serves Thorley Park will be divided into 2 services as follows.

Route 511 - This route will continue to connect Harlow and Bishops Stortford via Old Harlow and Sawbridgeworth. Buses will run every 15 minutes on Mondays to Fridays and every 30 minutes on Saturdays.

Route 512 - This route will run from Bishops Stortford to Thorley Park only. One journey at school start and finish times will also serve Birchwood School and Herts and Essex School.

Any passengers travelling through from Harlow to Thorley Park will need to change at Bishops Stortford.

LCB Travel - services update - May 2014
Route LCB2 is no longer operating. Passengers for the Netteswell area (Maddox Road) should use Network Harlow services 6 and 7. Passengers for Bush Fair and Brays Grove areas should use other alternative services.

Route LCB1 is still operating between 9am and 2pm, but the route and timetable are not known at present.

Route ZIP1 between Harlow Bus Station, Staple Tye and Milwards is still operating to the route and timetable shown on this site.

Changes to Network Harlow services
Starting 6th May 2014.
There will be changes to routes and timetables effecting routes 2, 3, 3A, 7, 7A, 8, 10, 20 and 505. Details as follows.

Routes 2, 3, 3A -A new timetable will be introduced with no change the the route or general level of service. Click here for a downloadable timetable and map of all Network Harlow services.

Routes 7 and 7A, and new route 6 
Route 7 will continue to run once an hour between Harlow Bus Station and Churchgate Street, but will in future serve Maddox Road near to town and Priory Avenue and Old Road in Old Harlow.

New Route 6 will start at Harlow Bus Station and follow route 7 as far as Old Harlow Post Office, and then serve Old Harlow Green Man, Old London Road, New Hall and Church Langley. Buses will operate hourly until early afternoon on Mondays to Fridays or until later in the afternoon on Saturdays.

Route 7A will no longer operate, but will be replaced over most of the route by new route 6. Routes 6 and 7 are timetabled to provide a combined half-hourly service to Maddox Road, Minchen Road and Momples Road during the times that both routes are operating.  Click here for a downloadable timetable and map of all Network Harlow services.

Route 8 - The main service between Harlow and the Old Harlow area will remain unchanged, however, so as to provide a connection between Church Langley, New Hall, and Mark Hall and Burnt Mill schools, one journey in the morning will start from Church Langley and operate via New Hall. One journey will return to New Hall and Church Langley in the afternoon.

Routes 10 and 20 - Route 10 will continue to operate the direct service between Church Langley and Harlow Town Centre and Station. Route 20 will no longer operate. There will be additional buses on route 10, which will in future operate every 20 minutes during rush hours, every 15 minutes at most other times on Mondays to Fridays and all day on Saturdays, every 30 minutes in the evenings, and every hour on Sundays. Routes 6 and the special school journey on route 8 (see above) will assist in providing an addition service from Church Langley and partial direct replacement for route 20 at New Hall. Please note that there is no change to the separate Townlink service 20 which operates between Harlow, Epping, and Ongar. Click here for a downloadable timetable and map of all Network Harlow services.

Routes 505 -A new timetable will be introduced with no change the the route or general level of service. Click here for a downloadable timetable and 505 route  map.

Minor changes to rural services
Starting 21st April 2014.
There will be slight changes to routes 380/1/2/3 and 390/1. New timetables will be published shortly.

Timetable change on routes 8 and 509/510
Starting 16th March 2014.
Passengers are advised that there will be timing changes on the above services. There will be no changes to the routes or general level of service.

Direct link between Harlow, Cheshunt, and Waltham Cross to be reintroduced.
Starting 3rd March 2014.
A new regular and reliable service will be introduced between Harlow and Waltham Cross operating via Stanstead Abbotts, Hundred Acre, Hoddesdon, Broxbourne, Brookfield Centre, Turnford and Cheshunt. The new Trustybus routes will be numbered 410 and 411, and will replace existing routes C3 and C3A. Route 410 will also serve Hunsdon. Buses will operate every 30 minutes on Mondays to Fridays (alternately 410 and 411) and every hour on Saturdays (all 410). Click here for the new timetable.


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