Thursday, 15 May 2014

HERITAGE BUS OPPORTUNITY IN ESSEX

A notice from c2c 

Heritage Rail Replacement

On Sunday 18th May, due to engineering works, c2c will be operating rail 
replacement buses during the core part of the day, the semi-fast service 
between Basildon and Southend Central via Leigh-on-Sea and be run by 
heritage vehicles.
Ensignbus are currently planning a variety of vehicles including Fleetline 
MRJ 233W, Leyland PD3 424 DCD, Bristol RE UMF 53F, Tiger coach 
A250 SVW and  AEC Routemaster 513 CLT.


A normal rail ticket will be required to travel on the heritage vehicles.

The service will be calling only at Leigh-on-Sea, Chalkwell and Westcliff Stations. 
Journey time is about 50 minutes each way.

Duty H1:  Metrobus M1:  
From Basildon 0828, 1128, 1428;  
From Southend 0930, 1230, 1530.  

Duty H2:  ex-Southend Tiger coach 250:  
From Basildon 0858, 1158, 1458;   
From Southend 1000, 1300, 1600.
Duty H3:  ex-Crosville Bristol RE:   
From Basildon 0928, 1228, 1528;  . 
From Southend 1030, 1330, 1630.

Duty H4:  ex-Southend Fleetline 233:  
From Basildon 0958, 1258, 1558;   
From Southend 1100, 1400, 1700..

Duty H5:  ex-Southdown PD3  424:  
From Basildon 1028, 1328, 1628;  
From Southend 0900, 1130, 1430. 

Duty H6:  Routemaster RMC1513:    
From Basildon 1058, 1358, 1658; 
From Southend 1200, 1500, 1800


In addition this will also be the last time the joint liveried Plaxton-bodied 
articulated Volvo coaches are used on c2c rail replacement. They are scheduled 
for express journeys  Basildon non-stop Southend Central.and the workings 
are as follows: 
Duty 321/421:  
From Southend 0513, 0713, 0943, 1143, 1343, 1543, 1743, 2013, 2213.
From Basildon   0758, 1028, 1228. 1428, 1628, 1828, 2058, 2258, 0028.
Duty 322/422:  
From Southend 0543, 0743, 1013, 1213, 1413, 1613, 1813, 2043, 2243.
From Basildon  0828, 1058, 1258, 1458, 1658, 1858, 2128, 2328, 0101.

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