Chambers operates route 236
Chambers of Sudbury will step in from Monday 8th April to run local bus route 236 between Sudbury and Clare, following the withdrawal of Beestons' service.
“As Sudbury’s local bus operator we are delighted to be able to take this route on and offer our usual range of disounts and network tickets providing links further afield, which we hope will encourage more people to share their transport and try the bus,” said Jeremy Cooper, Managing Director.
Times will be very similar and the 1715 from Sudbury will run 5 minutes earlier at 1710. Existing connections in Clare for onward travel to Haverhill are maintained and a comprehensive timetable for Chambers buses to Clare and Glemsford is available on Chambers website.
Fares between Clare and Sudbury will be the same as those charged by Beestons. There will be new ticket options available in the form of weekly and monthly tickets, as well as discounts for 16-19 year olds (no ID required!) and families. 10 trip tickets will still be available but only on our East Anglia Buses app which can be downloaded free.
Chambers (owned by The Go Ahead Group plc) provides a network of bus routes in the Sudbury area. In May 2018 the network was reviewed with additional journeys added off peak including increasing the frequency between Sudbury and Colchester via Bures from every 60 minutes to every 30 minutes. From this period special ticket offers for young people and families were introduced, along with an excellent value new monthly ticket aimed at commuters. Since then a number of marketing initiatives have been launched to encourage people to leave their cars at home and take the bus which contributes to the local economy by reducing traffic congestion and tailpipe emissions. The East Anglia Buses app launched last year allows passengers to plan their journey, track their bus, following their progress along their route and buy certain tickets.