New bus to Heathrow launched

GETTING to Heathrow Airport from the Chiltern district has become a whole lot easier thanks to a new bus service that launches today.

An hourly service from Chesham to Heathrow run by Carousel Buses will take its first passengers on the new A30 service.

Calling at Amersham, the Chalfonts, Gerrards Cross, Denham and Uxbridge, it has been launched in conjunction with Transport for Buckinghamshire.

Another new service, which will run alongside the existing A40 from High Wycombe to Uxbridge, also starts today. The 740 route will mean there is now a half hourly service between the two towns.

Carousel Buses Managing Director Steve Burns said: “We’re really excited about the launch of these routes. We believe they are ideal for passengers whether travelling to work, on a shopping trip or off to catch a plane.”

Bucks County Council Cabinet member for Transport, Valerie Letheren, said: “Carousel Buses already provide a first class service to passengers with the A40 and the increase in journeys will enhance this service further.

“The A30 will be welcome addition improving the level of service in Amersham and Chesham. “Transport for Buckinghamshire will continue to work with bus companies to promote and improve services.”

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9:06am Mon 28 Sep 09

Hit me says...

I for 1 will only use the Heathrow bus when they put one on that goes to Heathrow. Not Chesham, Uxbridge, Birmingham or anywhere else. Just Heathrow.
I for 1 will only use the Heathrow bus when they put one on that goes to Heathrow. Not Chesham, Uxbridge, Birmingham or anywhere else. Just Heathrow. Hit me

9:27am Mon 28 Sep 09

DeepThinker says...

There used to be a bus that travelled from Aylesbury to Heathrow, via Risborough and Wycombe.
They eventually took it off because nobody used it.
It will be interesting to see how long the Chesham/Amersham/Cha
lfonts portion of the route carries on ... unless, ofcourse, it is being subsidised by the council. In that case it will continue for several years before someone notices that our money is being poured down the drain, or rather into the pockets of Carousel Buses. Then for the next couple of years there will be an inquiry. Another company will be employed (for thousands of pounds) to look at the feasability.
We see it all the time ... unfortunately.
There used to be a bus that travelled from Aylesbury to Heathrow, via Risborough and Wycombe. They eventually took it off because nobody used it. It will be interesting to see how long the Chesham/Amersham/Cha lfonts portion of the route carries on ... unless, ofcourse, it is being subsidised by the council. In that case it will continue for several years before someone notices that our money is being poured down the drain, or rather into the pockets of Carousel Buses. Then for the next couple of years there will be an inquiry. Another company will be employed (for thousands of pounds) to look at the feasability. We see it all the time ... unfortunately. DeepThinker

12:01pm Mon 28 Sep 09

JP80 says...

Travelled on the A40 service a few times to Heathrow and it's excellent, was empty after Uxbridge too. Much cheaper than a taxi! Hopefully the A30 is just as good.
Travelled on the A40 service a few times to Heathrow and it's excellent, was empty after Uxbridge too. Much cheaper than a taxi! Hopefully the A30 is just as good. JP80

4:30pm Mon 28 Sep 09

stumps says...

This bus service is run by Carousel off their own back - it's NOT subsidised by the Council. You obviously don't think deeply enough to find out the facts before you post your nonsense!

Good luck to Carousel I say - I hope it gets well used!
This bus service is run by Carousel off their own back - it's NOT subsidised by the Council. You obviously don't think deeply enough to find out the facts before you post your nonsense! Good luck to Carousel I say - I hope it gets well used! stumps

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