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Shopper Bus Services - Saffron Walden and Bishops Stortford

Starting in August 2012 the Saffron Walden Shopper Service providing bus number SB13 and the Bishops Stortford Shopper Service SB14 which are both currently operated by Community Link, will be operated by Viceroy of Essex Ltd. The two services will remain under contract to Essex County Council and the timetables will not change.

The new service for SB13 will commence on 2 August 2012 and on 1 August 2012 for SB14.

This new services will be a registered services. This means that from the indicated start dates, passengers will no longer need to be members of a group to use either service.

Each service has timed stops in the villages along the route and within Bishop's Stortford, but is there to meet the needs of the passengers. As long as it is safe to do so, the bus will stop along the route as a hail and ride service.

The cost of the service to the customer will remain the same. The adult fare is currently £2.00 single or return and customers can pay their fare on the bus. Children aged 5 to 16 travel for £1 single or return. Concessionary passes need to be shown to receive free transport.

In addition, a letter will be sent to all members of the Saffron Walden Shopper Bus group informing them of a change of operator.

If you have any queries regarding this service go to the Essex County Council website for contact details and information on bus services in Essex.