Route 12: Slough – Burnham
Route 12 replaces the northern arm of the existing Route 5 and combines it with the existing Route 2. Route 12 will connect Slough with Manor Park, the Slough Trading Estate and Burnham.
It will operate up-to every 30 minutes on Mondays to Saturdays only. This service will not operate on Sundays. The new route will operate from Slough Brunel Way and continue via Stoke Road to Manor Park and Essex Avenue. It then will then continue along Bestobell Road and the Buckingham Centre to Burnham, before looping back to Slough.
So nearly the same as the old 2?
Route 13: Slough – Slough Trading Estate
Route 13 replaces the existing Route 1B between Slough and Haymill Road only.
The new Route 13, also known as the ‘Slough Hoppa’ will connect Slough with the trading estate and will operate up-to every hour Mondays to Fridays only.
The new route will operate from Brunel Way to Elliman Avenue, the Buckingham Centre on Liverpool Road and past Burnham Station to Haymill Road and then back to Slough, Brunel Way.
So the same as the old 1B, but not going so far and reduced to hourly. NOT an improvement, then.
To simplify matters for the bus travelling public (?) new route 1 will run to to Britwell, sort of where the old 1B terminated but via a substantially different route.
The new route 2 runs to Clewer, Windsor and Dedworth.
A statement on First’s website reads:-
While the service number may change, routes and frequencies will generally remain unchanged, with some frequencies being increased.
Stuart Stebbings, writing on social media:-
So no service to Burnham after around 7pm. No service on Sunday. And no service beyond Kennedy Park to Lynch Hill and Burnham station which a lot of people rely on, essentially cutting off the people that need it most. Absolutely disgusting.
Another bone of contention is about buses to Heathrow which fbb will examine tomorrow.