A new look First buses network will commence on Saturday, 24th September. The network shakeup will end a number of key cross-county routes, replacing them with shorter hops with connecting services “designed to make the network more reliable”.
In Colnbrook those used to travelling by First bus to reach Maidenhead, Windsor, Slough Trading Estate, the Farnham Road, or Britwell will now find they have to take two buses to get to their final destination with a change at Slough Bus Station now necessary. First will be ending the 75, 76, 77 and 78 bus services.
The eastern leg to/from Heathrow along the Colnbrook By-pass for all four services will be merged into a single service which will go first to Terminal 5 and then on to Heathrow Central, adding some ten minutes to the journey time for the latter.
All single combined service will now terminate at Slough bus station requiring a change to onward destinations.
The new Route 10 and Route 11 mirror the existing routes 60 and 61. They continue to connect the communities in Eton, Eton Wick, Slough, Datchet, Langley, Wraysbury, Colnbrook and Heathrow Airport Terminal 5. There is no change to the existing route or timetable – these routes have just been re-numbered.
There is no change to the 81 bus service from Colnbrook to Slough and Hounslow provided by London Buses, or the 305 service from Poyle and Colnbrook to Staines and Wraysbury provided by Surrey, Windor & Maidenhead and Slough Councils.
The network change will take effect on Saturday, 24th September 2016.