Bus routes in northeast Hertfordshire

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Below is a list of the bus routes in northeast Hertfordshire, mainly centring around the towns of Royston and Buntingford;[1] these bus routes may or may not have appropriate relations. Remember that this page is not a travel guide; it's simply to aid in, and document the progress of, the relationisation of northeast Hertfordshirian bus routes. Tables and lists on this page may be incomplete; feel completely free to add routes to the table.[2] Some routes in northeast Herts are already being relation'd through the Bus routes in Cambridgeshire project; progress on these routes can be found over on that other page, there.

Localities of termination

  • Royston: routes 15, 16, 23, both 24s,[3] 26, 27, 43, 90/91, 127, 128, 139, 290, 331 and 386 terminate somewhere in Royston.[4]
  • Buntingford: bus routes 21, 25, 28 and 354 terminate in Buntingford; route 334 passes through.
  • Saffron Walden[5] 5, 301, 302, 444 and 446 terminate in Saffron Walden.
  • Hertford: bus routes 331 and 351 terminate in the town of Hertford.
  • Bishop's Stortford: routes 5, 7/7A, 10, 20, 33, 62 301, 306, 308, 318, 319, 321, 351, 386, 808 and SM18 terminate here.
  • Harlow:[6] routes 333, 347, 354, 510, C2/C3 and SM18 terminate in Harlow.

Table of routes

Route Bus operator Route description Notes Extent of relationing Relation ID
5 Trustybus[7] South End - Green Tye - Much Hadham - Widford - Harlow One bus in each direction; Saturdays only. (may be relation'd)
5 Excel Coaches Saffron Walden - Stansted Airport - Bishops Stortford (may be relation'd)
7/7A Bishop's Stortford - Birchanger - Molehill Green - Stansted Airport (may be relation'd)
10 Chrishall - Bishop's Stortford (may be relation'd)
11 Renown Coaches Chrishall - Clavering - Newport - Audley End - Saffron Walden This bus route falls wholly within Essex Relation'd only a little bit in the village of Elmdon. Osm element relation.svg 553404
15 C G Myall & Son Haslingfield - Bassingbourn - Royston Two parliamentary services each Wednesday; falls primarily within Cambs. See Bus routes in Cambs for route progress Osm element relation.svg 535733
16 Royston town - Burns Road, Royston Circular route (may be relation'd)
20 Anstey/Brent Pelham - Bishop's Stortford (may be relation'd)
21 Dane End - Buntingford (may be relation'd)
23 Royston - Hitchin (may be relation'd)
24 Richmonds Coaches Roe Green/Rushden - Royston Wednesdays (running to Roe Green) and Saturdays (running to Rushden) only; one bus in each direction on either day. (may be relation'd)
25 Richmonds Coaches Buntingford - Sandon Operates only on Mondays; one bus in each direction. Circular route. Route and stops relation'd Osm element relation.svg 1115719
26 Stagecoach in Cambridge Cambridge - Foxton - Melbourn - Royston Falls primarily within Cambridgeshire See Bus routes in Cambs for route progress Osm element relation.svg 318727
27 Royston - Brent Pelham (may be relation'd)
28 Richmonds Coaches Furneux Pelham - Buntingford One service a day, in each direction; operates only on Mondays (may be relation'd)
31 Meridian Line Travel Cambridge - Fowlmere - Barley Falls primarily within Cambridgeshire See Bus routes in Cambs for route progress Osm element relation.svg 318739
33 Chelmsford - Bishop's Stortford (may be relation'd)
43 Richmond's Coaches Royston - Heydon - Chrishall A few buses each day, Monday to Saturday Osm element relation.svg 553528
62 Elmdon - Bishop's Stortford (may be relation'd)
90/91 Centrebus[8] Letchworth - Royston One service per day is numbered 90; remainder are numbered 91. Osm element relation.svg 90 and Osm element relation.svg 91
127 Charter Travel Royston - Bassingbourn - Litlington - The Mordens See Bus routes in Cambs for route progress Osm element relation.svg 556675
128 Charter Travel Royston - Shepreth - Meldreth - Melbourn Circular route See Bus routes in Cambs for route progress Osm element relation.svg 544469
139 Stagecoach in the Fens[9] Foxton - Great Shelford - Sawston - Royston See Bus routes in Cambs for route progress Osm element relation.svg 538450
202 Osm element relation.svg 555564
290 Hinxworth - Royston Osm element relation.svg 555565
301 Excel Coaches Stansted Airport - Bishop's Stortford - Saffron Walden A pretty full Monday to Saturday timetable; must be a popular route. (may be relation'd)
302 St Michael's Mead - Saffron Walden School service; not to be relation'd Not to be relation'd (school service)
306 First Essex Wicken Bonhunt - Clavering - Bishop's Stortford School service; not to be relation'd Not to be relation'd (school service)
308 Excel Coaches Bishop's Stortford - Stansted Airport Well-used and popular bus route. (may be relation'd)
317 Elsenham - Bishop's Stortford Service withdraw---last day of service: 9th April 2010. Do not relation; don't relation withdrawn services[10] (do not relation)
318 Thaxted - Bishop's Stortford (may be relation'd)
319 Great Dunmow - Bishop's Stortford (may be relation'd)
321 Excel Coaches Sheering - Bishop's Stortford Route/timetable until 30/4/2010;[11] operates on Thursdays only. (may be relation'd)
331 Arriva Shires & Essex Royston - Hertford Relation'd in parts between Reed-Barley-Royston, and Reed-Royston.[12] Osm element relation.svg 553394
333 Arriva Shires & Essex Harlow - Sawbridgeworth - Thorley Park Circular route (may be relation'd)
334 Richmond's Coaches Cambridge - Elmdon - Buntingford - Puckeridge & Standon Runs Friday only; one bus in each directions. So obviously a parliamentary service. Complete between Standon/Puckeridge[13] and Chishall; the Cambridge end of the route is also relation'd (stops only). There's a snag at Elmdon: node 474894656 one of the bus stops is listed[14] as being both the northbound and southbound stop for the 334. I'll leave the ways for now,[15] but remember that node 474894656 Elmdon, Hollow Road (adj) is the last stop on the timetable before Cambridge---and the route into Cambridge is unknown without an on-bus survey. Osm element relation.svg 545875
347 First Essex Harlow - Eastwick - Sawbridgeworth - Sheering - Hatfield Broad Oak (may be relation'd)
351 Hertford - Bishop's Stortford (may be relation'd)
354 Trustybus[16] Buntingford - Puckeridge - Much Hadham - Harlow One service each way, on Saturdays only (may be relation'd)
386 Royston - Bishop's Stortford (may be relation'd)
444 Viceroy of Essex Saffron Walden - Newport - Wendens Ambo - Elmdon - Chrishall - Barley School service; not to be relation'd Not to be relation'd (school service)
445 Viceroy Coaches of Essex Chrishall - Elmdon - Newport - Saffron Walden This route falls completely within Essex, but I'll stick it here for now. Good chunk done—relation'd between Chrishall and Wendens Ambo. Osm element relation.svg 553405
446 Berden - Saffron Walden (may be relation'd)
455 Excel Coaches Stansted Mountfitchet - Wicken Bonhunt School service; not to be relation'd Not to be relation'd (school service)
510 Arriva Shires & Essex Stansted Airport - Bishops Stortford - Sawbridgeworth - Harlow Looks very complete relation-wise and through ÖPNV-Karte Osm element relation.svg 540562
700 Stevenage - Stansted Airport (may be relation'd)
808 Olympian Coaches Bishop's Park - Bishop's Stortford School service; not to be relation'd Not to be relation'd (school service)
A2 Anitas Coaches Thorley - Birchwood High School School service; not to be relation'd Not to be relation'd (school service)
C2/C3 Centrebus Beds & Herts Harlow - Holdbrook Estate Majority of services numbered C3; a few are numbered C2. (may be relation'd)
SM18 S M Coaches Harlow - Sawbridgeworth - Bishop's Stortford Looks complete Osm element relation.svg 541625

References, etc.

Sources of data

Footnotes and the such

  1. So... pretty much Intalink Area 7.
  2. Either with a relation, or as a 'can someone relation bus route X, please?'-type request.
  3. There are two 24s, operated by different companies.
  4. Obviously, there will be ones that are not listed here; by its nature, this list will be incomplete.
  5. Which is in Essex, but I'll cover it here for bulk.
  6. Which, like Walden, is also in Essex but included here.
  7. Trustybus, operated by Centrebus.
  8. Operated by Centrebus (Beds & Herts).
  9. According to Cambs C.C.-produced publications.
  10. That would be backwards-facing progress: the worse kind.
  11. Either the timetable will be replenished, or the route will be withdrawn.
  12. Some services head direct to Royston from Reed, while others go via Barley and Barkway.
  13. The southern terminus of route 334.
  14. On the printed timetable, and on internet-hosted timetables
  15. 'Now' being 8th April, and the ways for the 334 currently stop short of the Chishall triangles.
  16. Trustybus (operated by Centrebus), whatever that means. Is it Trustybus or not?!?!??!?
  17. The latter, Intalink, being unique to Hertfordshire.