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Christmas and New Year municipal and transport services

Swindon Borough Council and local bus companies have the following changes to their services in East Wichel over Christmas and the New Year. The waste and recycling collection that would otherwise be on Christmas Day (mainly for those living to the north of East Wichel Way) will be done at some time between Wednesday 27

New Swindon Half Marathon to pass through Wichelstowe

The new Swindon Half Marathon will be passing through Wichelstowe on Sunday 3rd September. The route through Wichelstowe will take runners along Redposts Drive, Peglars Way, Foxham Way and Blackhorse Way. East Wichel Community Association will be running an ‘atmosphere station’ on Blackhorse Way near the Bayberry pub between 11.45 am and 2.30 pm and six local

Wichelstowe bus corridor proposals scaled back

In their latest highways newsletter, Swindon Borough Council has admitted that its proposals for a bus corridor through Old Town were not popular. Limited support was generated for the proposals involving the core Old Town area, which included exploring the use of Wood Street for bus services and changes to the junction arrangements for Wood

Pipers Way bus lane in £3M bus corridor proposals

The latest round of Swindon Borough Council’s consultation on a £3 million bus priority scheme for services between Wichelstowe and Swindon Town Centre seems to ignore recent developments in bus services to Wichelstowe. The proposals ignore the Stagecoach bus service from Wichelstowe that runs along Croft Road. Instead they concentrate on changes to the route used

Stagecoach announce extra Sunday bus services

In a move clearly intended to increase competition with newly privatised Thamesdown Transport, Stagecoach West has announced extra bus services in Swindon from 1st April. Stagecoach’s new services include an hourly service on service 9 on Sundays from Swindon town centre to Wroughton via Wichelstowe. Thamesdown Transport already run buses every half hour on Sundays on their

Thamesdown set to reduce Wichelstowe bus service

In wide ranging service changes from 8th January, Thamesdown Transport have announced a reduction of their daytime service between Wichelstowe and Swindon Town Centre. In what may seem like a step back to 2013, Thamesdown Service 15 — which runs every 20 minutes on weekdays during the daytime — will be replaced by Service 11 running once every

New road scheme options for Wichelstowe buses

Following their first consultation on bus priority scheme in Old Town for bus services to Wichelstowe, Swindon Borough Council is now consulting on new options for a bus priority scheme through Old Town. They’re also seeking opinions for changes at Mannington Roundabout to ease congestion there once bus services are running from Wichelstowe along Redposts

Stagecoach to divert Wroughton bus service through Wichelstowe

Bus company Stagecoach have announced that, from 6th November, they will be diverting their bus service 9 through Wichelstowe. The bus service presently runs direct between Old Town and Wroughton along Croft Road via North Wroughton. From early November it will instead run through East Wichel to Waitrose, then along Mill Lane and Wharf Road

Old Town set for Wichelstowe bus priority scheme

Swindon Borough Council is seeking opinions on how it might ease bus journeys from Wichelstowe as they pass through Old Town. Options being considered include traffic lights at major Old Town junctions, a ‘shared space’ in the High Street, or making some roads one way or bus-only routes. The masterplan for the Wichelstowe development envisaged

Municipal services for Christmas and New Year

Waste and Recycling The next waste and recycling collections in East Wichel will be on Thursday 31th December, as usual, though collections may be a little later than usual. Real (not artificial) Christmas trees will be collected if left out on the normal waste collection day after festivities are over (Thursday 14th January). All decorations

East Wichel ‘bus gates’ order confirmed

The order restricting traffic at each end of East Wichel Way has now been confirmed by Swindon Borough Council. This allows police to enforce the order. Only buses and bicycles are now allowed to travel along the ends of East Wichel Way between Croft Road and Cornwood Road and between Foxham Way and Arnhill Road/Barbrook

Easter bus services

Thamesdown Transport will be running a revised service on route 15 to Wichelstowe and their other services over the Easter holidays. Maundy Thursday 2 April normal weekday service; Good Friday 3 April Saturday service between 8 am and 6 pm, no service outside these times; Saturday 4 April normal Saturday service; Easter Sunday 5 April

Christmas and New Year bus services

Over the Christmas and New Year period Thamesdown Transport will be running the following bus services on route 15 to East Wichel: Wednesday 24th December – normal weekday service but with the last bus from Fleming Way to Wichelstowe at 8.05 pm and the last bus from Waitrose to Fleming Way at 7.56 pm; Thursday 25th December

Improved bus service to East Wichel and Waitrose from 6 April

Thamesdown Transport have announced that, from 6 April, service 15 will be extended to the new Waitrose store on Foxham Way in Middle Wichel. The service will continue to run every 20 minutes Monday to Friday daytimes, and every ½ hour on Saturdays. In addition there will now be a ½ hourly service on Sundays

Bus service changes from 2 September

Thamesdown Transport have announced changes to the bus service to East Wichel. This is part of a significant rearrangement of bus services in North Swindon, but benefits East Wichel with an increase in frequency on weekdays. From 2 September, buses will run to and from East Wichel every 20 minutes during the daytime on Mondays

More bus service reductions for East Wichel

Thamesdown Transport have revealed that Service 11 to East Wichel will be halved in frequency from 6 January 2013. Compared with the level of service before the withdrawal of Stagecoach service 73 in September this year, the bus service between East Wichel and Swindon town centre will have dropped from 5 buses an hour down

Withdrawal of Stagecoach service 73

Stagecoach have announced that their bus service 73 is to be withdrawn. The service will run for the last time on Saturday 1 September. The service was introduced with the intention of providing a bus link between East Wichel and Wroughton. In practice it has been mainly used by East Wichel passengers as a more

Temporary road closures

From Swindon Borough Council’s list of road closures: Temporary road closures of Langdean Road and Blackhorse Way with temporary traffic signals at Croft Road/Pipers Way junction for works by Serco, from Monday 28 May to Sunday 17 June. Stagecoach Buses have stated that their service 73 will be diverted. Owing to the partial closure of

Bus service changes from 30 April

Stagecoach are making changes to bus service 73 from 30 April. The service will now be part of the service 72 schedule, rather than a standalone service. In addition the bus will be extended and diverted in the town centre. Buses from East Wichel will call at Fleming Way stop C, the rail station, and

Easter bus services

Bus services to East Wichel are modified over the Easter holiday period as follows: Good Friday 6 April Thamesdown 11 — No service to East Wichel: runs between Haydon Wick and Old Town (Evelyn Street) only. Stagecoach 73 — Saturday service Saturday 7 April — normal Saturday service Easter Sunday 8 April — normal Sunday