Growing traffic delays in the Aylesbury area have forced bus company Arriva to change its timetables.
The company said it is making the changes from February 2 ‘mainly to improve reliability in the face of growing traffic congestion on certain routes’.
Bucks County Council, which is responsible for transport, said it has been working with Arriva on the problem.
Arriva’s regional publicity manager, Richard Lewis, said: “Some services have been experiencing increasing traffic delays at certain times of day, especially around Stoke Mandeville Hospital and on Mandeville Road where there are frequently queues leading to the gyratory system. To help ensure that buses run on time we have added time into the schedules where necessary, sometimes requiring an earlier departure from outer ends of the route to ensure that arrival times, especially for schoolchildren, are met.”
The services affected by the changes are the 50 to RAF Halton, the 55 to Amersham and Chesham, the 61 to Dunstable and Luton, the 150 to Milton Keynes and the 300 to High Wycombe. There will also be changes to the times of the 9 between Aylesbury and Stoke Mandeville before 9.30am.
A council spokesman said: “The changes Arriva have made are a sensible and pragmatic response to actual running conditions that should ensure services are as reliable as possible for their passengers.
Full details of the changes can be found on the Arriva website or by calling 0844 800 4411.