Several bus services in Buckinghamshire are set to change this autumn following a transport shuffle.

After formal talks to review bus operators’ network, Buckinghamshire passengers will see changes in September to the familiar services run by Carousel Buses and Arriva.

The changes include the axing of the Chiltern Hundreds 103 connection between Beaconsfield and Amersham and Chesham.

Luke Marion, Carousel Buses interim managing director, said: “We appreciate the proactive approach taken by Buckinghamshire Council in supporting bus operators to stabilise bus networks in the county as we continue to recover from the pandemic.

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“The changes announced will help secure the future of services on many important routes. More people are returning to bus and we are looking forward to continuing to welcome people back on-board in the near future.”

‘The one’ between High Wycombe, Amersham, Chesham and Hemel Hempstead

Previously operated jointly by Arriva and Carousel Buses, it will be run by Carousel only from September 4 onwards.

Carousel Buses announced it will provide a combined up to every 20 minutes Monday to Sunday daytime service between High Wycombe, Amersham and Chesham.

Between Chesham Broadway and the Pond Park estate, passengers will have a half-hourly service, while an hourly service is provided to Lye Green, Bovingdon and Hemel Hempstead.

Sunday service remains hourly.

36/36B/36S between High Wycombe, Flackwell Heath and Bourne End

Arriva will take over the routes previously operated jointly with Carousel, providing a combined up to every 20 minute Monday to Saturday daytime frequency across services 35, 36 and 37 between High Wycombe and Bourne End.

Chiltern Hundreds 103

Because of very low passenger numbers between Beaconsfield and Amersham, the 103 section between Beaconsfield and Chesham via Amersham will be cut, Carousel Buses said.

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‘The one’ will provide a bus between Amersham and Chesham up to every 20 minutes.

Carousel Buses announced that a revised Chiltern Hundreds 103 connecting Beaconsfield to Slough via Farnham Common and Farnham Road.

The 103 will have additional earlier and later buses, and enhanced frequencies during morning and afternoon peaks.

39 and 39A

Carousel announced the 39A will also be withdrawn because of low usage.

On its website, Carousel advised passengers: “Those who wish to travel from Totteridge to Sir William Ramsay School are advised to board the 39 to High Wycombe Bus Station arriving at 0728 and then catch the 0734 departure on the 5 to Royal Grammar School and Sir William Ramsay School.

"This will usually be operated by the same vehicle, and Carousel Zone A passes will allow for travel on both services. Passengers with passes valid for travel within Zone A will therefore normally be able to stay on the same bus. The reverse arrangement is recommended in the afternoon with the 5 arriving at High Wycombe Bus Station at 1549 and the 39 to Totteridge departing at 1555.”


The service’s afternoon timings have been adjusted slightly from September 4 onwards.

5 to Sir William Ramsay School, Hazlemere

Carousel revised the 5 service around the new school day, and the it will be extended to start and finish at High Wycombe bus station.