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Travel made easier by bus route improvements

A number of bus routes in Slough have changed since 27 August. Key improvements include more frequent buses on route 4, which is being renumbered route A4, and an extension of Chiltern Hundreds route 103 to Windsor.


Cippenham residents now benefit from buses every 15 minutes on First Beeline route A4 along the A4 Bath Road bus lanes, and a new hourly all night service, running to Slough town centre and Heathrow Central Bus Station. Route A4 buses will now serve St Andrew’s Way in both directions, no longer serving Cippenham Lane or Cippenham Green. These improvements are funded by Heathrow Airport and aim to provide more attractive alternative travel options for Heathrow Airport workers affected by the extension to London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) from 29 August.


Other improvements funded by Heathrow Airport include more frequent buses on Sundays on First Beeline route 8 and an additional early morning journey on route 7 from Britwell to Slough.


Residents in the Farnham Road area now enjoy direct buses to Windsor as well as more buses at peak travel times, thanks to improvements to Chiltern Hundreds route 103 by Carousel Buses.


Route 83 has been recombined with route 583 and is now run by Carousel Buses as route 583, with some journeys extending beyond Wexham Park Hospital and Langley to Richings Park, Iver and Uxbridge. Route 583 is supported by Buckinghamshire Council.


There are also changes to timetables to improve reliability.


Routes which changed on 27 August are: 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12 (eves and Sundays), 15, 83, 103, 106 and 107. More details are available at slough.gov.uk/buses .


Cllr Puja Bedi, lead member for transport, housing, highways, the environment, and environmental services, said: “I very much welcome these improvements to Slough’s extensive and growing bus network. With the climate emergency we need more than ever to travel sustainably, and these improvements make it easier for residents and commuters to get around by bus in the town and to neighbouring areas including Heathrow Airport, and the current £2 maximum single fare on most routes makes bus travel cheaper too. We welcome the continued support of Heathrow Airport, and are working with them and with our bus operator partners to continue to progress our Bus Service Improvement Plan.”



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