A bus operator has revealed its new bus route in the county after a campaign by residents and councillors.

The announcement by the High Wycombe- based Carousel Buses comes after a string of cancelled bus services across Bucks due to operational issues cited by the company, leading to customer complaints. 

In one incident, a teenager was reportedly left out of pocket after his bus failed to show up in Chesham.

Joseph Baum, a Buckinghamshire Council and Chesham Town councillor shared the “exciting news” on social media:

“Following a campaign led by Councillors on Buckinghamshire Council and local residents, Carousel Buses have confirmed that from July 27 a new route connecting Chesham with Amersham, Little Chalfont, Chalfont St Giles, Chalfont St Peter, Gerrards Cross and Slough will go live.”

“Naturally the route isn’t going to give everyone what they want in terms of stops and timings but it’s a great start. 

“If we can prove demand is there we can work to get further improvements.”

On the new timetable, available on Carousel Buses website next week, Amersham Railway Station and Little Chalfont are set to be served by 14 buses during the week, while one bus is scheduled to stop in town.  

The new bus service number will be 106 and 107.

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The social media announcement attracted comments, including one calling the once-a-day service in Chesham “ridiculous”.

Another bus user said: “So this is is to replace the 105 so we only have one jorney in the morning and one in the evening to chesham ok if you do a 9-5 job.”

Luke Marion, Interim managing director at Carousel Buses said: "As the bus network emerges from COVID-19, there have been changes to patterns of demand that were in place before the pandemic, and it's important as a bus operator that we're able to identify these, listen to what the local community want to see from their bus network and respond accordingly.

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“We have worked closely with local councillors and residents to make improvements to our services 106 and 107 in order to provide new links from the Chalfonts to Little Chalfont, which was something the community told us they wanted to see.

“We look forward to welcoming residents onto this improved service and to it hopefully becoming a sustainable and long-term part of the bus network in South Buckinghamshire."