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Rayleigh Railway Anniversary

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 admin 0

From Rayleigh Through The Looking Glass:   3rd October 2014 – Rayleigh Railway Station 125th Anniversary At 1.30pm on Friday 3rd October we will be involved in a short ceremony ?to mark the 125th anniversary of the railway coming to Rayleigh. There will also be a small photographic exhibition on […]

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Michael Hoy Starts Campaign Against School Bus Ruling

Saturday, September 27, 2014 admin 3

Councillor Michael Hoy writes here about a new County Council policy: “With effect from September 2015 Essex County Council have changed the policy on Home to School Transport for new pupils meaning parents or carers will have to pay?themselves if their children go to Sweyne-Park School even though they may […]

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Bus Stop Stays Where It Is !

Thursday, June 26, 2014 admin 0

It was agreed today at the Local Highways Panel that the bus stop in Hullbridge Road will stay where it is. A sensible decision at last on this.

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County Highways Recommend Bus Stop Stays Where It Is !

Sunday, June 22, 2014 admin 1

We have the Local Highways Panel next Thursday, and County Highways officers are now recommending that the bus stop opposite Hambro Parade stays where it is! As we reported last October most councillors on the panel – Conservative and UKIP, as it happens – had voted to move it down […]

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Secrets Of The Piccadilly Line

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 admin 0

How to tell what Piccadilly Line Station you are on even if you can’t read, how to make concrete attractive, plus gnomes , tilework and a failed spiral escalator…

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Secrets Of The Central Line

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 admin 0

Lots of quirky facts about the Central Line, including a secure Bank of England building, pretty Gants Hill, Alfred Hitchcock, and an underground munitions factory… Hat-tip: Liberal England

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Bus Stop Disagreement

Saturday, October 12, 2013 admin 33

There was a meeting of the Local Highways Panel – and a disagreement over a bus stop in Rayleigh A few months ago County Highways had been concerned that buses waiting at the bus stop in Hullbridge Road opposite the Hambro Parade shops might be delaying traffic. They suggested moving […]

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You Can Respond To the County Bus Consultation

Friday, September 20, 2013 admin 2

One of our regulars readers, Sean, has pointed out the following consultation being carried out by the County Council: Review of the County Council’s Bus Strategy Essex County Council would like to hear your views as it starts a review of its Bus Strategy and how it provides financial support […]

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Not Exactly Regal?

Sunday, July 14, 2013 admin 4

We’ve had an email from someone who has a relative living near Asda in Rawreth Lane. They write:   The only service that runs along Rawreth Lane to the high street is a No 3 which is run by Regal Busways, this service is not reliable as you can not […]

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The 3 Service

Friday, May 10, 2013 admin 0

Someone asked onlineFOCUS for the timetable for the no.3 bus service to Hyde Hall (a lovely place to visit, especially when the weather is good). We have emailed the timetable to that person, but for anyone else who is interested, here is the timetable. (click on the images to enlarge […]

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Complaints About Buses?

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 admin 0

We’ve been hearing quite a few complaints about buses not stopping when they should. If you have any complaints about a bus service, the best person to contact appears to be: Paul Rowden – Senior Local Bus Officer Passenger Transport – Essex County Council Tel 0845 603 7631 He told […]