The Hertfordshire County Council ( HCC) 2016 financial year will be soon upon us and as mentioned before, because of HCC`s drive to cut £1.5-1.7 million from supported bus services ( those routes which the bus companies would not run stand-alone being deemed not profitable enough) over two years, there will be many cuts/alterations to evening and Sunday bus services that will be of considerable effect to students:
For those of you that use the UNO services, routes 600, 601, 603, 607, 610/11, 614/644, 615, 622, 636, 650, 653, 655, 657, & 797 are all having cuts or route amendments to either supported ones they run under contract to HCC or their own commercial services ( 610, 614/44, 622, 635, 636, 657, 797)
The 601 currently HCC supported, will become fully commercially operated with no evening service:
The very useful 607 ( HCC) is having the later evening service cut from around 19.30 with no Sunday service at all, so with it goes the last remaining regular UNO evening service until after 11pm that students had back to camp:
The 610/11 (commercial) will be extended on to Luton to cover for the 636 (commercial) which will be withdrawn, and will also be re-routed to cover Cockfosters Underground Station:
The 615 ( HCC) will now only operate Mon- Fri peak hours with no Saturday service:
The 614/644 ( commercial) are having a revised timetable with the 644 curtailed at Queensbury Underground Station:
The 635 is to be re-introduced commercially from Hitchin & Stevenage to Hatfield (The Forum) as it did previously, but will be extended on to Watford to cover for the 622 ( commercial) which is being withdrawn:
The 650 ( HCC) Peak hrs. Hatfield station - Business Park shuttle which since last September has been extended to include de Hav is to be cut completely:
The 653 currently HCC is to become fully commercial and will have the Saturday frequency reduced to half hourly:
The 797 ( commercial) will be reduced from Hatfield to London & return, two return journeys only peak hours and will no longer serve South Hatfield. The re-introduced 635 (above) will cover journeys to Hitchin and return.
I will post more definitive details on my sticky thread above as soon as they become available. The timetables should soon be posted both on the HCC website www.intalink.org.uk/ and UNO one www.unobus.info
There are other service routes/cuts but I have highlighted those of principal interest to students.
...for the 2nd time this year