During February 2019, three major roads in the Hilmarton and Calne area will be closed to repairs during the middle of the day. Two of these closures will affect Stagecoach bus service 55 and will require some alterations to the timetable between approximately 9am and 3.30pm.
Road closure at Hilmarton on 11, 12 and 13 February 2019
On 11, 12 and 13 February, the road between Lyneham, Hilmarton and Calne will be closed for repairs between 9.30am and 3.30pm. Whilst the road is closed buses will follow their normal route to Lyneham, then will run direct to Chippenham, then on to Calne town centre and Oxford Road.
This means that a special timetable will need to be operated on service 55 between approximately 8.30am and 4pm and so the full timetable that will run on these dates is shown in this leaflet. Please check it carefully as in the morning, not all buses will be able to call at Chippenham Rail Station.
Road closure at Studley and Derry Hill on 18, 19 and 20 February 2019
On 18, 19 and 20 February, the A4 road between Calne, Studley and Derry Hill will be closed for repairs between 9.30am and 3.30pm. Whilst the road is closed, buses will follow their normal route to Calne, then will run via Mile Elm and Sandy Lane to Chippenham (and vice versa), so will not be able to call at Studley or Derry Hill.
This diversion will add approximately 10 minutes to the journey between Calne and Chippenham, and so whilst buses on service 55 will try to operate to their normal timetable as much as possible, it will be necessary to make the following modifications to the timetable during this period:
Whilst the road is closed, bus service 55 will terminate at Chippenham Bus Station and will not call at Gladstone Road, or the Town Bridge or at the Rail Station between 9am and 4pm . However other buses will continue to link the bus and rail stations and so if you need to travel between these points during these times, please use bus routes X31, 33, X33, 35, 91, 92 or 635 instead.
Between 9.15am and 3.30pm on these dates, buses on service 55 will depart from Chippenham bus station and bus stops along London Road, 10 minutes earlier than they do normally.
Please also note that between 9.15am and 3.30pm, buses heading to Chippenham will pick up outside the Bank House at Calne Strand (opposite the Town Hall bus shelter) and will not be able to call at bus stops along Curzon Street or at Curzon Park.
Download the full PDF leaflet here.
We hope that these temporary arrangements will not cause you too much inconvenience but if you require further details about them. please ring Stagecoach on 01793 521415 or Wiltshire Council’s Passenger Transport Unit on 01225 718080 or email firstname.lastname@example.org