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 £2 Single Bus Fare Cap has been Extended to the 31st December 2024.                 The Government is providing funding to cap single adult fares to £2 per journey.  Arriva Southend, First Essex, Ensign Bus and Stephensons have opted into the scheme, if you pay more than this for a single fare then you could save money with this discount scheme.  This is available on all routes in the City of Southend including X30, Z3, but not on route 725 Basildon to Southend Boys High School for boys. It is also available on all services in South Essex except for Essex Arrow Dart and School Services.   


It has been revealed that £958.500 in Govenment funding will be spent over two years to improve four bus routes in Southend, including the First Essex Bus 21A (ex25A) which was re-routed from Carlton Avenue in 2021. This has been confirmed to start Monday 15th April. The funding will be used on these other services, these will be announed in coming weeks.

First Essex service 21 bus timetable and route change from Monday 15th April,

Some journeys to and from Southend Travel Centre will serve Carlton Avenue and terminate at Leigh-on-Sea Sutherland Boulevard and numbered 21A. this is a Monday to Saturday service off peak times, there are no changes to the Sunday service.

Carlton Avenue up to 2021 was served by service 25A


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