First’s bus network changes at a glance

The revamp of the First bus network for Slough and surrounding areas will end a number of key cross-county routes, replacing them with shorter hops with connecting services intended, according to First, to make the network more reliable.  Here’s your guide to the new services.

Slough-Bus-Station

The most significant change to Colnbrook residents will be the scrapping of the 75, 76, 77 and 78 bus services, but the 60 and 61 buses will also have new service numbers.

The new Route 7 will depart Slough Bus Station and continue along the London Road to Trelawney Avenue to Langley’s Harrow Market. It will then continue along the existing Route 75 to Axis Park, then to Heathrow Airport Terminal 5 and Heathrow Central.

This service will operate 24-hours a day, 7-days a week and will operate to a daytime frequency of up-to every 10 minutes on Mondays to Saturdays and up-to every 20 minutes on Sundays.  Night service N7 will start operating at 2330 from Slough Bus Station and 0015 from Heathrow. It will operate up-to every 30 minutes seven nights a week.  Alternate journeys will continue to either Central Bus Station, or serve Terminal 4 and Hatton Cross.

First has yet to publish an updated network map.

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.

New bus services

Click on the link to view the timetable for the new service.

From Colnbrook

The eastern leg of the 75, 76, 77 and 78 services will be combined into a single service:

  • Route 7: Eastbound from Colnbrook Lakeside Road to: Heathrow Terminal 5 and Central Bus Station*; Westbound to: Axis Park, Tamar Way/Humber Way, Langley (Harrow Market), Trelawney Avenue Library, Queensmere, Slough Bus Station only.

(* During the night service from 11:30pm until 5am one bus per hour will go on from Terminal 5 to Terminal 4 instead of stopping at Central Bus Station).

Unchanged, other than the route number, will be:

  • Route 10/11: Eastbound from Colnbrook Old Station to Heathrow Terminal 5; Westbound to Wraysbury, Sunnymeads, Datchet; Slough; Eton Wick (previously 60/61)

From Slough

The western leg of the 75, 76, 77 and 78 services will be replaced with new shorter routes from Slough Bus Station:

  • Route 1: Slough to Farnham Road and Britwell (previously part of route 78)
  • Route 2: Slough to Windsor and Dedworth (previously 77)
  • Route 4: Slough to Maidenhead (previously 75)
  • Route 5: Slough to Chalvey and Cippenham (previously 76)

In addition other amended services from Slough Bus Station will be:

  • Route 3: Slough to Langley and Uxbridge (previously 7 and 58)
  • Route 6: Slough to Upton Lea (based on route 6A)
  • Route 7: Slough to Langley to Heathrow (replacing the eastern leg of 75, 76, 77 and 78)
  • Route 8: Slough to Windsor and Heathrow Terminal 5 (previously 71)
  • Route 12: Slough to Burnham

Unchanged, other than the route number, will be:

  • Route 10/11: Eton Wick to Slough to Terminal 5 (previously 60/61)

The eastern leg of the 75, 76, 77 and 78 services will be combined into a single service:

  • Route 7: Slough to Langley to Heathrow

 

 

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