LibertyBus and the Minister for Transport and Technical Services are putting forward alterations to bus timetables from 14 April 2014, continuing a tradition of increasing service levels from the Easter holidays prior to further improvements for the peak summer season which are scheduled to take effect from late May. The opportunity is being taken to implement a number of refinements compared to the current winter timetable, and principal changes comprise:
- Service 4 – St Helier to Trinity – daytime buses now call at Durrell after Bouley Bay on their inbound trip to St Helier
- Service 8 – St Helier to St Ouen – revised timetable with daytime extension to serve Living Legend, additional departures, and changes to departure times
- Service 9 – St Helier to Greve de Lecq – daytime journeys from St Helier re-timed to 10 minutes past the hour, with an additional departure at 18:05
- Service 12/12A – St Helier to Corbiere and St Ouen’s Bay – new combined 30 minute frequency with daytime Corbiere buses extended to Greve de Lecq
- Service 28 – St Helier to La Mare Wine Estate – reintroduced for 2014, with additional departures on the St Helier to Living Legend section
Minor timing changes are also being made to selected journeys on other services, principally to ensure that buses maintain a high level of punctuality as traffic levels gradually increase during the early period of the visitor season, and to match the capacity on each bus route to the expected passenger demand.
Deputy Kevin Lewis, the Minister for Transport and Technical Services, said: “Jersey has benefited from its best ever winter bus frequencies, and I am really pleased that LibertyBus are committed to continually developing the Jersey public transport network and providing a comprehensive level of services across the Island. I am sure that both residents and visitors will benefit from these changes and that the additional journeys being proposed will be well used.” He continued, “I want to encourage members of the public to contact LibertyBus over the next week with their comments on these proposals, and I am confident that all feedback received will be valuable in shaping the future of the network.”
A public notice summarising the proposed changes to bus services will be published in the Jersey Gazette section of the JEP on Monday 17 March. A detailed timetable will be available for download from the LibertyBus website at www.libertybus.je on the same day, along with a copy of the Gazette public notice and maps outlining key proposed changes. LibertyBus request that comments are received, by post or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, before Monday 24 March.