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Christmas and New Year buses

With Christmas fast approaching, here are details of our bus service arrangements across the festive period in Hertfordshire and Essex.
The summary below gives information about the basic levels of service that will be provided and the full details for each area can be viewed by clicking the relevant tabs below.

Christmas and New Year service levels

On Christmas Eve and New Years' Eve most services will run to Sunday timetables but some will finish earlier in the evening than normal.


There will be no services on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, or New Year's Day.


Most buses will run to Saturday timetables on the days between Christmas and New Year but the Greenline coaches between Hemel Hempstead and London will run to special timetables on those days.

Arriva buses in the Colchester area will run as shown below over the Christmas and New Year period:

Thursday 21st December 2017
Friday 22nd December 2017
Normal school holiday services will run. 
                           
Saturday 23rd December 2017
Normal Saturday services will run.
                            
Sunday 24th December 2017
Normal Sunday services will run. 
                           
Monday 25th December 2017
Tuesday 26th December 2017
NO BUSES WILL RUN except that Service 133 will run to special times between Braintree and Stansted only.
                                        
Wednesday 27th December 2017
Thursday 28th December 2017
Friday 29th December 2017
SATURDAY timetables will run (Including Colchester Park and Ride) except that Services 4, 11, 77 and 77A will run to Monday to Friday times.
                    
Saturday 30th December 2017
Normal Saturday timetables will run.
                            
Sunday 31st December 2017
Normal Sunday timetables will run.
                      
Monday 1st January 2018
NO BUSES WILL RUN except that Service 133 will run to special times between Braintree and Stansted only.
                                        
Tuesday 2nd January 2018
Normal school day services will run