We have received the information below from Hedingham/Chambers & Beestons about changes they are making to the buses from January 2024.
This information is also available on our school website - https://tgschool.net/news/school-bus-changes-from-2nd-january-2024
SUMMARY OF THE 91 BUS CHANGES FROM 2ND JANUARY 2024
THE 91 BUS WILL ONLY TRAVEL BETWEEN HADLEIGH AND IPSWICH WITH A NEW CONNECTING SERVICE 90 OPERATING BETWEEN HADLEIGH AND SUDBURY.
THROUGH TICKETS CAN STILL BE PURCHASED ON EACH SERVICE AND THERE ARE CURRENTLY NO FARE INCREASES PLANNED. PASS HOLDERS WILL HAVE TO PRODUCE THEIR PASSES ON EACH VEHICLE FOR BOTH LEGS OF THE JOURNEY IF TRAVELLING THE FULL ROUTE BETWEEN SUDBURY AND IPSWICH.
THE 0840 91 JOURNEY WILL ONLY OPERATE ON SCHOOLDAYS ONLY.
CALAIS STREET, BOXFORD WILL ONLY BE SERVED ON JOURNEYS TO/FROM THOMAS GAINSBOROUGH SCHOOL AND NO LONGER DURING THE DAY.
THE 91 BUS WILL ONLY SERVE SUFFOLK ONE AT COLLEGE TIMES, OUTSIDE OF THESE STUDENTS CAN USE THE NEW BUS STOPS BY THE TAYLOR WIMPEY DEVELOPMENT.
ON SCHOOLDAYS THE 1355 91 SERVICE WILL BE DELAYED AND OPERATE AT 1450 AS A 91B SERVICE FROM MAGDALEN ROAD THEN SERVING HADLEIGH HIGH SCHOOL BEFORE USING POND HALL ROAD TO IPSWICH RATHER THAN LADY LANE AND IPSWICH ROAD. NON SCHOOLDAYS WILL REMAIN A USUAL 91 SERVICE AT 1400.
ON SCHOOLDAYS THE 1400 90 SERVICE WILL BE DELAYED UNTIL 1500 AFTER SERVING HADLEIGH HIGH SCHOOL AT 1455, NON SCHOOLDAYS WILL REMAIN AS A 1400 SERVICE.
THE 1715 90 SERVICE WILL NO LONGER SERVE THOMAS GAINSBOROUGH SCHOOL. AS A RESULT, TGS STUDENTS USING THE ‘LATE 90’ (FORMERLLY THE ‘LATE 91’) WILL NEED TO USE THE PUBLIC STOPS ON POT KILN ROAD OR POPLAR ROAD.
Below is a summary of the changes from 3 January 2024:
Route 236 morning journey
Morning journey retimed slightly and will depart 2 minutes later from Stour Valley School.
Route 758 morning journey
In order to aid a punctual arrival at TGS this will commence its journey at Stour Valley School. Clare Westfields (avg 2 passengers) and Memorial (avg 4 passengers) will not be served on this journey to ensure a punctual arrival at TGS.
After Springlands Way roundabout the bus will operate along Northern Road/Shawlands Avenue rather than Waldingfield Road.
This route will be renumbered 757.
Route 757 afternoon journey
We are experiencing difficulties turning around in Bildeston Clock Tower square due inconsiderate car parking, which often requires us to shunt the bus which is not ideal.
We are proposing to start/end route 716 at Bildeston B1115 Bildeston Road (Hadleigh Road) junction. We have 1-2 pupils board in Bildeston.
Our revised arrival time at TGS is 0830.
The journeys have been retimed to reflect actual running times.
Below: showing walking route from Clock Tower to new bus stop
Thomas Gainsborough School