New Chambers network - Times & Fares - 29 May 2018

Your improved link from Sudbury, Great Cornard and Bures to Colchester with buses every 30 minutes launches on Tuesday 29th May. Besides the handy new timetable on route 754 there will be extra journeys on route 753 to Bury St Edmund’s, and route 84 via Stoke-by-Nayland and some great value for money fares offers. There will also be adjustments to peak time school journeys on routes 751, 752, 755 and 756, and a minor route change for 374 in Bury - so please check before you travel.

“We believe that this investment in a more attractive service will persuade many more people to use the bus – sharing our road space will benefit everyone in the community”.
Jeremy Cooper, Managing Director. 

New Value for Money Deals from 29th May!

Heading out on Saturdays and are aged 5-19? Get on board with Chambers buses with our new £1 single! No ID, no hassle, no stopping you!

Regular traveller? Save money with our new Anywhere Adult Monthly ticket for just £99! Only available on the East Anglia Buses app

Family day out? Save with our new Anywhere Family Day ticket at just £12! (Summer 2018 offer. Not available before 0900 on Mondays to Fridays. Valid for 1 Adult and up to 4 children or 2 Adults & up to 3 children. Note all Family day return tickets are now 1.5x the Adult return price (was 2x the Adult return price). 

Don't forget all our buses are tracked and you can view them on our East Anglia Buses app map! 

Route 84

Sudbury - Leavenheath - Nayland - Colchester

There will be seven additional journeys on Saturdays to make the bus more convenient, along with an additional journey at 1605 from Colchester during school holidays, and extra journeys during the day on all Mondays to Fridays to provide a more regular timetable – more or less every hour.

Due to low usage the 0545 from Long Melford (0555 from Sudbury) to Colchester will be withdrawn. The current 0725 from Colchester will start in Nayland, not from Colchester.

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Route 89X

Braintree - Halstead - Sudbury

The morning journey will be advanced 5 minutes. 

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Route 374

Clare - Bury St Edmunds

This route will divert in Bury St Edmunds via Vinery Road and Out Westgate between West Suffolk Hospital and the town centre. Bus stops in Hardwick Lane, Wilks Road and Cullum Road will no longer be served due to peak time traffic congestion on the existing route. At the Hospital buses will use the bus stop in the Hospital grounds.

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Route 751/752/753

Bures - Sudbury - Bury St Edmunds Schools and West Suffolk College

We have carefully reviewed loadings and capacity throughout the current academic year and found that we are providing many more seats than are needed. Consequently we will no longer be running the 752 from Sudbury at 0745. If you have been using this bus to travel from Sudbury to West Suffolk College please use the 751 that runs a few minutes earlier and which will now stop in the town centre, within walking distance of the college, or the 753. If you catch the 752 along the A134 (in villages such as Alpheton) please remember that there will now only be one 752, and you may prefer to catch the 751 to the town centre. If you get on in Sicklesmere please use the 753 as we expect the 752 to be full.

In the afternoon there will no longer be a 752 at 1705, but there will be a 753 at 1704 from West Suffolk College, and an additional 753 at 1742 from the Bus Station.

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Route 753/754

  • 753 Bury St Edmunds - Lavenham - Long Melford - Sudbury
  • 754 Sudbury - Bures - West Bergholt - Colchester

Our flagship timetable from Bury St Edmunds to Sudbury to Colchester gets a complete revamp! We will be running up to every 30 minutes from Sudbury to Colchester, with additional peak time journeys ideal for people commuting home from work in Colchester.

New times will apply from Sudbury to Bury St Edmunds, with an additional off-peak departure and a new journey back from Bury St Edmunds at 1742 – ideal if you finish work in the town centre at 5.30pm.

We won’t be extending beyond the bus station to Bury St Edmunds Rail Station anymore as very few people used the bus on that part of the route (and we got stuck in traffic too frequently).

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Route 755/756

  • 755 Clare/Great Waldingfield - Sudbury
  • 756 Sudbury - Colchester Norman Way Schools

These two routes are combined into one bus numbered 756, which will now run start slightly earlier from Clare. In the afternoon at Norman Way Schools please use bus 84 if you are only travelling as far as the rail station as the 756 may be very busy. If you’d like a less crowded journey please use the 84 to Stanwell Street (that’s Colchester Bus Station) and change there to the 754 (you’ll need to do this if you are travelling to Acton, Great Waldingfield or Lavenham anyway).

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