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Fare Increases from Saturday 1st April 2023,

Please be aware that bus fares on a number of Essex County Council supported

services are set to increase from the above date,

Services that are affected in our area are as follows,

Arriva 4A Southend Travel Centre to Great Wakering/Landwick, Sundays and Public Holidays only.

Stephensons 7 Southend Travel Centre/Hockley to Rayleigh Rail Station,  Monday to Saturday evenings.

Stephensons 14 Southend to Shoeburyness East Beach/Foulness Island,

Monday to Saturday.

Stephensons 60/60A Southend to Pag 


First Essex Bus service changes from Sunday 16th April 2023.

Service 22 Canvey Leigh Beck to Basildon Bus Station.

The 22 will be rerouted between Pitsea Broadway and Basildon Bus Station via Sandown Road, Luncies Road, Timberlog Lane and Long Riding, replacing route B5. The 22 will start earlier and run later into the evening.

Service 27 Southend Travel Centre to Canvey Leigh Beck.

The Monday to Friday evening peak journeys between Benfleet Station and Canvey Leigh Beck will run at revised times which when combined with changes to route 22. provide improved connections at Benfleet Station.

Service 28 Southend to Basildon Bus Station.

The frequency of route 28 will be increased to every 10 minutes on Monday to Friday, and every 12 minutes on Saturdays, there are no changes to the Sunday timetable.   

X30 Southend Travel Centre to Stansted Airport via Chelmsford,

A revised timetable will run on Monday to Friday and Saturday, to improve the punctuality of the service, with some journeys leaving their starting point a few minutes earlier than they currently do. On Monday to Friday, an additional journey will run between Southend, Chelmsford and Stansted Airport, leaving Southend at 06,20. On Saturday, most journeys during the daytime will leave Southend earlier than present to allow more time to complete the journey.


 £2 Single Bus Fare Cap has been extended from Saturday 1st April to Friday 30th June  2023.The Government is providing funding to cap single adult fares to £2 per journey from 1st January to 30th June. Arriva Southend, First Essex, Ensign Bus and Stephensons have opted into the scheme, if you pay more than £2 for a single journey then this is for you to save money with this discount scheme.  This is available on all routes in the City of Southend including X30, Z3 and school services except route 725 Basildon to Southend Boys High School.



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