01 May 2012
The Minister for Transport and Technical Services is proposing changes to bus timetables from 27 May 2012. A number of improvements introduced in October 2011 are being maintained and revisions to a number of routes provide a more consistent, easier to understand timetable to key destinations.
The following changes are proposed:
- service 1B re-numbered to 2 with extended hours of operation and early morning journeys serving Rue des Pres Trading Estate
- a revised timetable for services 12 and 12A, providing a more consistent frequency on journeys to Portelet, St Brelade’s Bay, Corbiere and St Ouen’s Bay
- additional peak period departures on services 1, 1A, 8 and 18
- a late evening service on Fridays and Saturdays to St Lawrence, St Mary and St John
A new service is being proposed for summer 2012, connecting with the Explorer network that started at Easter. Previously described as Yellow Route, the new service will be known as Route 29 and comprises 4 journeys per day in each direction, linking Durrell and Jersey Pearl in St Ouen.
This service replaces the existing Route 26 introduced in March 2011, and allows passengers to cross the Island with only one change of bus, without the need to travel via St Helier.
These changes would ensure that service enhancements introduced with the winter 2011-12 timetable are maintained for summer 2012, and that the bus network continues to evolve, meeting the needs of residents and visitors.
The Director of Transport for Transport and Technical Services, Tristen Dodd, said “Passenger numbers have continued to rise over the past year and our aim is to enhance services wherever possible.
"The proposed revised timetables are easier to understand and reflect the demand experienced during the peak tourist season. We believe that these proposals will be favourably received by passengers, and we want to encourage members of the public to contact the Minister or the Department over the next 2 weeks with their views on these proposals.”
Comments are requested before midday on Friday 11 May 2012. Please submit your comments in writing to:
The Minister for Transport and Technical Services
P O Box 412
South Hill Offices
If you prefer, you can also submit your comments by email:
Email Transport and Technical Services