Public Transport for Ashingdon Parish

 

GETTING  ABOUT


We hope that many of you will go on foot or by bicycle to get about our Parish and to neighbouring parishes. Walking and cycling are good for your health and they reduce road congestion, air pollution and noise. There are many pavements and footpaths for walkers; and, in addition to cycling along roads, we hope to add routes where cyclists can ride safely. For journeys not practical on foot or by bike, we list the other modes of transport :

NO  PUBLIC  TRANSPORT  -  Areas with no regular daily public transport passing through are :  South Fambridge, Canewdon Road, Brays Lane, Hyde Wood Lane, Lower Road, Rectory Avenue and their side roads. People in those areas have to go to Ashingdon Road, Greensward Lane or Rectory Road.

TRAVELINE  -  This is a public transport Info service from The Essex County Council 7 days per week from 7am to 10pm, providing bus and train service details and times. Tell them your postcode and where you want to go for details on routes and times.
Telephone  0871 200 2233,  or online  www.traveline.info


BUS
 

Regal Busways have a new service, number 2, which runs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays,  This service starts at Southend, passes through Rochford and Ashingdon and goes to Chelmsford.  To view the timetable, click here.

 

Crouch Village Link
A new service will be launched on 1st February 2011 called Service 174 "The Crouch Village Link".  This service will run on Tuesdays and Saturdays serving Wallasea, Canewdon, South Fambridge, The Dome in Hockley, Ashingdon Medical Centre, Rochford Station, Tesco Supermarket, Southend Hospital and Southend Central Station.

Please click here for further information on Service 174.


BUS TIMETABLES
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There are numerous ways of finding bus service times by phone and online.

The easiest way is via ESSEX COUNTY COUNCIL who keep details of every bus service operating within our County, or going to or from our County.

Go to the Essex County Council website for a vast range of information :

Type in :   www.essex.gov.uk    then press "Enter".

Or, click here :   http://www.essex.gov.uk/Pages/Default.aspx


Or, go straight to the pages for the transport you require :


For :  "Public Transport",   http://www.essex.gov.uk/Travel-Highways/Public-Transport/Pages/Public-transport.aspx  

Or, for :  "Bus Travel",   http://www.essex.gov.uk/Travel-Highways/Public-Transport/Bus-Travel/Pages/Default.aspx    
Bus Timetable Info :   http://www.travelinesoutheast.org.uk/se/XSLT_SELTT_REQUEST?language=en  

Or, for :  "Train Travel".   http://www.essex.gov.uk/Travel-Highways/Public-Transport/Train-Travel/Pages/Default.aspx  
Train Timetable Info :   http://www.travelinesoutheast.org.uk/se/XSLT_TRIP_REQUEST2?language=en&timeOffset=15  


BUS SERVICES

No.  7  Bus Services  -  Arriva Buses run regular No. 7 every day along Ashingdon Road and Greensward Lane. The services run between Shoeburyness, Southend on Sea, Rochford, through East Hawkwell, Ashingdon, Hockley and finally to Rayleigh - Rail Station, then return. The No. 7 bus service runs right through the heart of Ashingdon village. There are 15 bus stops in Ashingdon Parish and another 5 on the Hawkwell side of the main road serving Ashingdon and 2 more in Hockley within yards of the Ashingdon Parish boundary. This is the nearest service for most Parishioners from Ashingdon, South Fambridge and areas near Fambridge Road, Lower Road, Canewdon Road and Rectory Avenue.

The Timetable for the Number 7 bus is shown on the attached Essex County Council / Traveline link :

http://www.travelinesoutheast.org.uk/se/XSLT_TTB_REQUEST?language=en&command=direct&net=set&line=05008&sup=A&project=y08&outputFormat=0&itdLPxx_displayHeader=false&itdLPxx_sessionID=SEWEB15_51683015&lineVer=

No.  8  Bus Services  -  Arriva Buses run regular No. 8 every day along Rectory Road and Ashingdon Road to and from Rochford for the service between Shoeburyness, Southend on Sea, Rochford, Hawkwell, Hockley and finally to Rayleigh, then return. The No. 8 service runs as near as one sixth of a mile from our Parish near Brays Lane, within half a mile of the next nearest Ashingdon residents in three other areas and up to about 1 mile from the heart of the Ashingdon village. Ashingdon parishioners can use the No.8 bus service in four locations :  Near Golden Cross - in front of the old Post Office and in front of Sapwood DIY;  In Rectory Road nearly opposite Harewood Avenue and opposite Eastbury Avenue;  In Rectory Road reached from Rectory Avenue via the footpath from Devon Gardens opposite Jewsons;  At Spa Road and Station Road in Hockley.

The Timetable for the Number 8 bus is shown on the attached Essex County Council / Traveline link :

http://www.travelinesoutheast.org.uk/se/XSLT_TTB_REQUEST?language=en&command=direct&net=set&line=05008&sup=A&project=y08&outputFormat=0&itdLPxx_displayHeader=false&itdLPxx_sessionID=SEWEB15_51683015&lineVer=

Arriva Southend,  Telephone  0844 800 4411.

No.  10  Bus Services  -  run weekly by Arriva Buses every Wednesday with two bus services on that day from Paglesham and Canewdon through Ashingdon, Lower Road, The Dome, past Hullbridge to Rayleigh Station and Rayleigh town centre and one more service on that day between Paglesham, Canewdon and Ashingdon Schools. The service passes Canewdon Road and Ashingdon Schools before going down Lower Road at :  10.34 and 12.24, arriving in Rayleigh at :  10.56 and 12.46. The return services leave Rayleigh at :  11.40 and 12.55, passing Ashingdon Schools at 12.03 and 13.18.
This service also provides 3 services to Canewdon at :  09.48, 12.03 and 13.18; and 2 to Paglesham :  09.48 and 13.18. Each service stops for 5 minutes then returns, arriving at Ashingdon :  8 minutes later from Canewdon and 20 minutes later from Paglesham.
There are very few bus stops along this route, so the service is "Hail and Ride", the bus can be stopped anywhere where it is safe between paglesham and Rayleigh Station.

The Timetable for the Number 10 bus is shown on the attached Essex County Council link :

http://www.travelinesoutheast.org.uk/se/XSLT_TTB_REQUEST?language=en&command=direct&net=set&line=05010&sup=A&project=y08&outputFormat=0&itdLPxx_displayHeader=false&itdLPxx_sessionID=SEWEB15_51635156&lineVer=

No.  18  Bus Services  -  run weekly by Arriva Buses every Friday with four bus services on that day starting from Tesco, Hawkwell, Hockley Spa, Ashingdon, Golden Cross, Rectory Road, Tesco again, Snakes Lane, Belfairs, Leigh Elms, Leigh Church, Leigh Rail Station, Leigh Elms, Belfairs, Snakes Lane back to Tesco. This route is repeated 3 times during Friday passing Ashingdon Schools at 10.25, 11.47, 13.09. A final short return leaves Tesco at 14.17 and passes Ashingdon at 14.35 before ending at Hawkwell.

The Timetable for the Number 18 bus is shown on the attached Essex County Council / Traveline link :

http://www.travelinesoutheast.org.uk/se/XSLT_TTB_REQUEST?language=en&command=direct&net=set&line=05018&sup=F&project=y08&outputFormat=0&itdLPxx_displayHeader=false&itdLPxx_sessionID=SEWEB15_51592140&lineVer=

No.  174  Bus Services  -  "Crouch Village Link"  -  by Wyvern Community Transport runs two minibus services per day, twice per week on every Tuesday and Saturday. The service starts at 09.00am at Rochford Station then runs to its normal start point at Wallasea Island from 1st March to 31st October, or it starts from Canewdon during winter months. It provides a regular scheduled service from Wallasea, Canewdon, Ashingdon Schools, South Fambridge, Lower Road, The Dome, Lower Road, Ashingdon, Ashingdon Medical Centre in Lascelles Gardens, Rochford Station, Tesco Supermarket, Southend Hospital, Southend Central Station in Clifftown Road. The service then returns along the same route in reverse. The afternoon service starts in Wallasea or Canewdon, it follows the same route to Southend Central Station, it then returns along the same return route back to Wallasea or Canewdon. The minibus then runs direct to Rochford Station where it terminates. This rural service allows "hail and ride" in rural areas without bus-stops.

The Timetable for the Number 174 bus is shown on the attached Essex County Council / Traveline link :

http://www.travelinesoutheast.org.uk/se/XSLT_TTB_REQUEST?language=en&command=direct&net=set&line=05174&sup=%20&project=y08&outputFormat=0&itdLPxx_displayHeader=false&itdLPxx_sessionID=SEWEB15_51140109&lineVer=

Wyvern Community Transport,  Telephone  01702 544551.

No.  407  Bus Service  -  run by Arriva on schooldays, the 0700 (No. 7) service from Rayleigh Station passing our village from 0715 to 0725 is called No. 407. It runs nearly the same route as No. 7, but it makes a short detour to pass by Southend High School for Girls and Thorpe Bay High School. There is no similar detour for the return journey after school in the afternoons.

The Timetable for the Number 407 bus is shown on the attached Essex County Council / Traveline link :

http://www.travelinesoutheast.org.uk/se/XSLT_TTB_REQUEST?language=en&command=direct&net=set&line=05407&sup=A&project=y08&outputFormat=0&itdLPxx_displayHeader=false&itdLPxx_sessionID=SEWEB15_51396890&lineVer=

Arriva Southend,  Telephone  0844 800 4411.

No.  515  Bus Services  -  by Stephensons Buses runs two daily weekday  services every schoolday with a morning service from Great Stambridge, Canewdon, past Ashingdon Schools, Lower Road, The Dome, past Hullbridge to Rayleigh Sweyne School off London Road Rayleigh and Sir Walter Raleigh Drive. The afternoon return service runs in the opposite direction, but then continues beyond Great Stambridge to Rochford, South Street.

The Timetable for the Number 515 bus is shown on the attached Essex County Council / Traveline link :

http://www.travelinesoutheast.org.uk/se/XSLT_TTB_REQUEST?language=en&command=direct&net=set&line=05515&sup=%20&project=y08&outputFormat=0&itdLPxx_displayHeader=false&itdLPxx_sessionID=SEWEB15_51475140&lineVer=

No.  20X  Bus Services  -  by Stephensons Buses runs two daily weekday  services every schoolday with a morning service from Rochford, through Ashingdon past Ashingdon Schools, Lower Road, The Dome, into Hullbridge Village to The Anchor, to Rayleigh Sweyne School off London Road Rayleigh and Sir Walter Raleigh Drive. The afternoon return service runs in the opposite direction. The Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday return services run 55 minutes later than on Thursday and Friday.

The Timetable for the Number 20X bus is shown on the attached Essex County Council / Traveline link :

http://www.travelinesoutheast.org.uk/se/XSLT_TTB_REQUEST?language=en&command=direct&net=set&line=0520X&sup=A&project=y08&outputFormat=0&itdLPxx_displayHeader=false&itdLPxx_sessionID=SEWEB15_51540359&lineVer=

Stephensons of Essex,  Telephone  01702 541511.

SHOPPING  BUSES  -  A three times per week free  SH2 Bus Service  through Ashingdon is provided by Stephensons for ASDA Superstore at Shoebury. It starts in Rayleigh Rail Station at 08.50 and it passes Hulbridge, Lower Hockley, then either The Dome, Lower Road, or Hockley, Greensward Lane, then past Fambridge Road, past Canewdon Road, through our village, down Ashingdon Road, Rochford and continues all the way to the ASDA superstore. This service allows 2 hours of shopping in ASDA at Shoeburyness before making the return journey.

Days operated :  Tuesday, Thursday, Friday  -  every week except public holidays.
The ASDA Free Bus times are as follows :
From  The Dome, Lower Road :  09.08  (Thursday only)
From  Greensward Lane  -  09.14  (Tuesday and Friday)
From  Fambridge Road  -  09.17  ("Ashingdon Schools")
From  The Golden Cross -  09.21
Arrival at ASDA superstore - 09.50

Return journey departure  -  11.50
Arrival time in Ashingdon  -  12.20 approximately.

http://www.stephensonsofessex.com/media/Times/Times_SH2.pdf

ASDA Telephone :  01702  294121 / 382500
Stephensons Buses :  01702  541511

No. 18  Bus Services  -  run weekly by Arriva Buses every Friday with four bus services on that day starting from Tesco, then to Hawkwell, Hockley Spa, Ashingdon, Golden Cross, Rectory Road then back to Tesco again. It then goes to Leigh on Sea Rail Station, then back to back to Tesco.  See full details above.

No. 174  Bus Services  -  "Crouch Village Link"  -  by Wyvern Community Transport runs two minibus services per day, twice per week on every Tuesday and Saturday. The service starts from Canewdon. It provides a regular service via Canewdon Road, Ashingdon Schools, South Fambridge, The Dome, Lower Road, Ashingdon, Rochford Station, Tesco Supermarket then to Southend Central Station providing one and a half hours shopping at Tesco and either one hour of five hours shopping in Southend on Sea.  See full details above.

SCHOOL  BUSES  -  A number of Essex County Council contract bus services run through Ashingdon during term times on routes not served by the No.7 bus to take school-children to and from some schools.

See the Schools bus services listed above :  No. 515  and  No. 20X


RAIL

The nearest Railway Stations are at Rochford and Hockley, both 2 miles (3 km) away from the top of Ashingdon village. They provide regular services every day to Southend on Sea - Victoria; and to London - Liverpool Street or further afield by changing trains at Wickford, Shenfield, Romford, Stratford and London - Liverpool Street. The distances by road to Hockley Station are much shorter for pedestrians using Footpaths: 1, 2, 4, 7, 10, 15, 16, 17, 21 and Beckney Wood routes.


COMMUNITY  TRANSPORT

A local "Dial-a-Ride" Community Transport charity called "Wyvern Community Transport" operates in Ashingdon Parish and throughout Rochford District. Ashingdon Parish Council pays annual contributions to a local community transport charity which Wyvern provides door to door transport and it serves passengers in Ashingdon and nearby communities. The Wyvern Community Transport operates a fleet of minibuses with wheelchair access tail-lifts, wheelchair anchorage, wide access doors and seat-belts for every seat. They operate on a prior booking basis for the benefit of needy parishioners. Passengers must first enrol and become members for an enrolment fee of £5, then each journey is charged based on the distances travelled. Wyvern will take passengers to and from nearby boroughs including Southend on Sea and Castle Point, etc. Wyvern started operating the Castle Point Dial-a-Ride service in April 2010.