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Changes ahead

Recent changes

Major new service to operate between Harlow, Thornwood, Epping, North Weald and Ongar

Starting 16th November 2015.

On Mondays to Fridays New Trustybus services 419 and 420 will provide a bus every 15 minutes between Harlow, Thornwood and Epping with alternate buses (route 420) continuing to North Weald and Ongar, providing a bus every 30 minutes on this section. On Saturdays buses will operate every 30 minutes through from Harlow to Ongar. In Harlow buses will serve Second Avenue, Tumbler Road, Passmores Academy and Potter Street.

A full timetable and other details will be published shortly.

There is no change expected to existing Townlink buses 19, 20 and 21, or to evening and Sunday services 501 and 541.

Additional earlier journeys on Arriva  Sumners/Katherines
service 1

Starting 28th September 2015.

Two earlier journeys will in future operate. These will depart from Sumners at 05:53 and 06:23, from Katherines at 05:56 and 06:26, and from Staple Tye at 06:01 and 06:31. 

There is no change to the rest of the timetable or to the Roadrunner R1/R31 service.

Re-introduction of Sumners/Katherines
service R1/R31

Starting 14th September 2015.

This Roadrunner route started operating again. Details will be added to this site once we are certain of the times of operation and that the service is intended to continue in the long-term.

There is no change to the recently introduced Arriva service 1 between Harlow Bus Station and Sumners/Katherines. Passengers should note that return tickets and season tickets are not inter-changeable between the two operators.

Changes to route 741

Starting 14th September 2015.

Route 741 which presently operates from Bishops Stortford to London in rush hours will be simplified to operate from Harlow Bus Station to London and return twice per day on Mondays to Fridays.

Coaches will leave Harlow Bus Station at 06:00 and 06:30, serve Old Harlow approximately 5 minutes later, Church Langley 5 minutes after that, and Potter Street at 06:15 and 06:45.

Coaches will return from Victoria at 17:00 and 17:30, serving Westminister and Embankment 5 minutes later, Bank approximately 15 minutes after that, and Aldgate at 17:24 and 17:54.

Full times will be published shortly.

Changes to route 66A

Starting 1st September 2015.

Route 66A which operates between Harlow and Upshire via Waltham Abbey will have some minor revisions to the route and timetable introduced.

The route will in future be diverted on its way into and out of Harlow Bus Station so as to stop closer to Princess Alexandra Hospital.

In addition, there will be minor changes to departure times from Harlow with a slight reduction in the number of Saturday buses. Times on this site are now updated for Upshire, Waltham Abbey, Bumbles Green, Broadley Common and Tylers Cross.

New Sunday service to be introduced on route 410

Starting 30th August 2015.

Route 410 which operates between Harlow and Waltham Cross via Stanstead Abbotts, Hundred Acre, Rye Park, Hoddesdon, Broxbourne, Brookfield Centre, Turnford, Wormley and Cheshunt will operate every hour throughout the whole route, providing a regular Sunday connection to these points for the first time. Click on the place name for full times.  

Saturday only 5 and 354 to be discontinued

Starting 29th August 2015.

Routes 5 and 354 which operate one journey each on Saturdays only between Harlow and Perry Green or Buntingford will no longer operate after this date. This is due to cuts in subsidised service provided by Hertfordshire County Council.  

More regular connections on Mondays to Saturdays to Harlow from the towns and villages served can be made by taking buses 331 to Ware or 354 to Stansted Abbotts and changing there to bus 524 or 724 to Harlow. Email us for specific connection details.

Please note that Harlow local route 5 (Sumners Farm to Hospital or Pinnacles) is not affected by this change.


Routes R1 and R31, which ran from Sumners and Katherines to Harlow Bus and Train stations, most recently operated by Townlink Buses, ceased running on 20th August. The alternate service number 1, recently introduced by Arriva (see below), provides a replacement between Sumners, Katherines, Staple Tye Shopping Centre and Harlow Bus Station (Town Centre). Passengers for Harlow Town Train Station should change there to routes 2,3,4,5 (rush hours) or 10 (all day)

Routes 511 and 512 which ran between Harlow Bishops Stortford and Thorley Park ceased running on 18th August 2015. Arriva SX Connect services 509 and 510 provide a regular daily alternative between Harlow, Sawbridgeworth and Bishops Stortford. Passengers for Thorley Park should change at Bishops Stortford to Arriva routes 308/9.


Starting 17th August 2015.

Arriva route 1 will operate between Harlow Town Centre, Abercrombie Way, Staple Tye Shopping Centre, Sumners and Katherines every 15 minutes on Mondays to Fridays and every 20 minutes on Saturdays. Buses will serve Sumners before Katherines.   


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Last update 31st August 2015

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