BUS routes in High Wycombe are being slashed by Arriva from next week amid a major review of their service.

A number of bus routes operated by Arriva Midlands (South) in and around High Wycombe will be axed from July 28.

  • The 1/1A from High Wycombe to Chesham which runs at 10.30pm and 11.15pm on Monday to Saturday will no longer operate.
  • The 32 bus from Booker to Micklefield will no longer operate from Monday to Friday at 10.32pm and 11.11pm and the 9.54pm will now terminate at Wycombe Bus Station.
  • On Saturdays, the 10.32pm from Booker and the 11.11pm from Micklefield will no longer operate.
  • The 33 from Totteridge to Castlefield will also be affected. The 6.32am from Monday to Friday from the Jolly Bodger will terminate at Wycombe Bus Station and the 6.37am from Totteridge will now start at 6.54am from Wycombe Bus Station.
  • The 10.23pm service from the Jolly Bodger during the week will now no longer operate and on Sundays the 6.27pm service from the Jolly Bodger will stop.
  • The 34 High Wycombe to Cressex is being axed completely after Arriva and Bucks County Council’s contract ended - and will be partially replaced by a new service 8 provided by another operator.
  • Desborough Avenue will continue to be served by Arriva buses 800/850, and service 32 will provide an alternative service for Booker Asda.
  • The 35 bus from High Wycombe to Bourne End will be renumbered 37A and the Monday to Friday 10.20pm from Wycombe and the 10.53pm from Bourne End will stop.
  • The 9.48pm from Bourne End will terminate in Flackwell Heath and on Sundays, the 8.55pm, the 8.24pm and the 9.29pm from Bourne End will no longer operate.
  • The 7.50pm from Bourne End will also terminate at Flackwell Heath

The bus operator is slashing its services as funding from Bucks County Council for certain journeys in High Wycombe is about to stop.

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A spokesman for Arriva Midlands (South) said: "We are incredibly proud of all we have achieved in partnership with Buckinghamshire County Council, but with the funding agreement coming to an end in July, we have taken the opportunity to review the patronage of these services and make amendments where necessary in order to safeguard their continued financial viability.

“We are delighted to say that the majority of journeys that receive financial support from the council have reached the point where patronage is sufficient to cover the operational costs, and we will be continuing to operate these journeys on a commercial basis.

"Unfortunately, there are a small number of journeys that currently experience such low levels of usage that they are not commercially viable and will therefore no longer be able run them.

"We have been careful to look at all the routes involved in their entirety, on a holistic basis, and have made alterations that will minimise any disruption to our customers.

"We are of course mindful of the impact this may have on some areas of the community, but the decisions we have made have been done with appropriate consideration and we assure our customers that our aim is always to deliver the best services to customers and focus them on where people will benefit from them the most.”