£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.
Please note; Service 7 Southend or Hockley to Rayleigh Rail Station, Monday to Saturday evening service, revised timetable to this service by 5 mins to give a better connection between the Arriva service 7 and Stephensons service 7 at Hockley. The service between Hockley and Rayleigh Rail Station is a subsidy by E.C.C.
The above service is under review by E.C.C and is at risk in losing it's subsidy in the near future.
First Essex bus service/timetable changes from 2nd January 2024,
Service 3 Southend Travel Centre to Chelmsford Bus Station, revised Monday to Saturday timetable, Hyde Hall timing point will only be served between March and November.
Service 25 Southend Travel Centre to Basildon Bus Station, revised Monday to Saturday timetable, no change to Sunday timetable.