30 June 2011
Transport and Technical Services, in conjunction with Connex, are pleased to announce a number of additional journeys on bus services for the remainder of the summer 2011 season.
These are summarised as follows:
Monday to Friday commuter journeys:
- Service 2C departing St Helier at 5.25pm
- Service 1 departing St Helier at 6.30pm
Friday and Saturday evening journeys:
- Service 15 departing St Aubin at 10.30pm and at 12.30pm
- Service 27 departing St Helier at 11pm
The evening services will commence operation on Friday 1 July, with the new commuter journeys starting on the following Monday, 4 July.
Constable Mike Jackson, the Minister for Transport and Technical Services, said “Following the start of the summer bus timetable in late May, a number of people have contacted me to request additional journeys at times that journeys were operated in previous summers. I have listened to this feedback, and am very happy to announce that extra departures on service 2C and 27 are being laid on to cater for this demand.”
He continued, “I am also taking this opportunity to continue enhancing bus capacity on routes when overcrowding is known to occur. Weekend evening services from St Aubin have become very popular in recent years, so these extra journeys are now essential to relieve pressure on existing departures and to help support the local economy. The additional commuter journey on service 1 further improves the timetable for passengers living in the south-east of the island, and fills a gap between journeys at a time of day when demand is increasing.”
Transport and Technical Services also welcomes the recent introduction by Connex of two high-specification double-deck buses to the service 15 route.
Constable Jackson said, “I am delighted to see these two stylish and well-appointed buses operating on our bus services. The additional capacity made possible by the new vehicles will be welcomed by regular passengers and the train-style seating on both buses sets a new standard in comfort on Jersey public transport. They will play a valuable role in further improving the attractiveness of bus services between St Helier and the west of the island, and I hope they encourage more people to experience for themselves the benefits of travelling by bus.”