April Service Changes

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Today saw various Service and stop changes in Milton Keynes.

The latest MK Council Travel Guide can be downloaded here or picked up from Council Offices, Libraries and the Arrive Mkube office in CMK

 

Route 1:

Revised route and timetable. Journeys will not serve Granby and will terminate at Newport Pagnell. For replacement services to Olney and Lavendon see services 21 and 321. For replacement service to Granby see service 19

 

Route 2:

Revised stops at The Point, Central Milton Keynes

 

Route 4:

Revised stops at The Point, Central Milton Keynes

 

Route 5A:
Replaced by changes to route 5 and new route 6.

Route 5/6:

Replaces routes 5/5A via Fullers Slade and Stony Stratford

 

Route 7:

Revised timetable

 

Route 8:

Revised timetable.

 

Route 11/11A/12/12A:

Revised route and timetable

 

Route 13:

Revised stops at The Point, Central Milton Keynes

 

Route 17:

Revised timetable

 

Route 18:

Revised route and timetable

 

Route 19:

Revised route and timetable. Journeys to operate via Granby and extended to Milton Keynes Central Rail Station. Evening and Sunday journeys operate to Bradville via Bradwell Common and Heelands

 

Route 21:

New route operated by Redline, between Central Milton Keynes to Lavendon via Newport Pagnell and Olney. Please note that services will depart Milton Keynes Central Station from stop Y3, and not stop Y5 as displayed in the timetable below and in the updated Milton Keynes Travel Guide.

 

Route 23:

Revised stops at The Point, Central Milton Keynes

 

Route 24/25:

Revised route and timetable.

 

Route 28:

Red Rose now operating this service on Sundays and Public Holidays, in addition to Mondays to Saturdays

 

Route 30/31:

New operator, Red Rose, minor revisions to timetable

 

Route 33/33A:

Revised timetable with new terminus in Northampton and revised stops at The Point, Central Milton Keynes

 

Route 37:

Revised route and timetable. New operator, Vale Travel.

 

Route 40:

Revised stops at The Point, Central Milton Keynes

 

Route 41:

Revised termini in Northampton and Bedford.

 

Route 50:

Revised stops at The Point, Central Milton Keynes

 

Route 51:

New Monday to Friday lunchtime shuttle between Tilbrook and Kingston.

 

Route 52:

New route between Milton Keynes Hospital and Bedford via Central Milton Keynes and Cranfield

 

Route 80/X80:

Revised stops at The Point, Central Milton Keynes

 

Route 89:

Revised timetable with new terminus in Northampton.  Revised stops at The Point, Central Milton Keynes

 

Route 99:

Revised stops at The Point, Central Milton Keynes

 

Route 101:

Replaced by route 321.

Route 150:

Revised timetable

 

Route 197:

Revised timetable. Please note that service 197 also operates a return journey from Biggleswade to Central Milton Keynes on Saturdays. Services on Saturdays depart from Biggleswade at 0912 and from Central Milton Keynes (The Point, stop H3) at 1400, and do not serve Toddington, Henlow or Langford.

 

Route 300:

Revised stops at The Point, Central Milton Keynes

 

Route 321:

New route operated by Britannia Bus Ltd, between Olney and Steeple Claydon via Newport Pagnell, Central Milton Keynes, and Buckingham.

 

Route 602:

Revised route and timetable

Route 603:

Revised route and timetable

 

Route 605:

Revised route and timetable.

Route 607:
Revised route and timetable.

Route 673:
Aylesbury schools service, not previously included.

Route 750:
New Aylesbury schools service.

Route C1/C10:
Revised route and timetable.

Route N5:
Service withdrawn. Partially replaced by additional journeys on routes 5 and 6.

Route X4:
Revised timetable with new stops in Northampton.

Route X5:
Revised timetable.

Route X7:
Revised timetable with new stops in Northampton.

Route X31:
Revised timetable.


A little personal update from me

So I’m sat here in the little portakabin rest room at Aylesbury Bus Station, just looking out the window watching the occasional bus go past thinking it was about time for an update, so I thought I’d whip out the ipad and type something up. 🙂

Well firstly my psoriasis is back. My latest blood test showed that my current medication had damaged 21% of my liver, so I had to stop taking it straight away. Within a week my skin was covered in spots again.

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After being clear for nearly 5 years it takes a bit of getting used to the stares from other people, and the constant itching. Itching that’s so bad you want to get a knife and just cut chunks of your skin out! It’s really done nothing for my confidence of late. I’m waiting to go back to the hospital this coming Friday, to see if funding has been approved for my next treatment, Humira. This is a fortnightly injection which is used to treat my psoriasis and the psoriatic arthritis which I now also have. I’m a little bit concerned by this drugs list of side effects, but the way it’s effecting me at the moment I don’t have a choice, even if I just get a few years relief from the skin and joint pain it will be worth it.

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On the bus side of things not a lot to mention really, I’ve been back working at Aylesbury depot for a few weeks now and it’s going okay, The cost of commuting has rocketed since I was last here, so not sure I’ll be able to continue the travelling in the long term, especially as I am on a “new starter” rate of pay for three years, but we’ll see how it goes.


Another Quick update

another quick update from me.

As I’ve posted many times on here before, I’ve thought about seperating my blog into two seperate blogs, One for buses and one for personal stuff.  Each time I’ve  thought about it it’s kind of gone to the back of my mind as soon as I begin to realise what a pain in the arse its going to be to do….

So I’ve now decided not to seperate it, But leave it with you the reader to decide on what you see.

At the top of the screen in the green bar, You can now choose to just see bus related posts, or no buses at all 🙂

If you are not fussed or like reading both types then just come here as normal 🙂

 

Training progresses at LM with me now doing my on the train training, Currently working through my route knowledge which I’m finding tough in places but plenty of revising at home seems to be doing the trick!

 

On the bus side, News reaches me of plans for a N5 night bus in MK from mid July, Once I have more details I’ll post here.

 

Not much else been going on, Sold my Macbook Air as I just could get on with it for £750 on ebay and used the money to buy me a nice new windows Laptop, some decent headphones, iPhone dock and still have some money left over!