Public Transport


Trains         Greater Anglia     Sudbury and Braintree branch lines and mainline from Witham, Marks Tay and Colchester.


Bus  Service   

Sudbury - Halstead FROM Tuesday 12th  February 2018




Flexible/DaRT service       click for NEW OFFICIAL TIMETABLE       

Note the official timetable this link brings up, is a timetable of LATEST ARRIVAL TIMES. I have been pressing for official earliest departure times ever since the service started, and at last Andy (of DART) is looking at it.
MY unofficial estimate is that for Sudbury direction, one should be at the bus shelter* by xx:19 or XX:49, that is 20 minutes before the time in the time table, and be prepared to wait for about 15 minutes.
Buses to Halstead generally arrive close to the time in the timetable.


[* Bus takes 6 min from Wickham (Victory) to Gestingthorpe (bus shelter). Bus can be haled anywhere on the route where it is safe to stop.]         Steve Bolter, Parish Council public transport rep.               

Warning! Arrow's DaRT F315 is weather sensitive. Even though the route is on the Essex CC salting routes, DaRT a has been known to cancell our service without notice because of snow in Maldon, where there buses are kept.  Always phone first if there is snow, another other weather problem, or roadworks.

Booking      01621 874411  (two working hours' notice)   (48 hours' notice !!!!)


F 315 is a Flexible Service of 6 buses each way per day, with a roughly two to two and a half hourly interval.

This is currently Hail and Ride on the core route     Halstead, Wickham St Paul, Gestingthope, Bulmer, Sudbury . However bookings may become necessary for evening services (except if travelling from the start of the route).

Bookings are advised for busy services such as the 15:30 from Sudbury.  Booking is essential for Great Maplestead and Pebmarsh. 

The time table is appended. Gestingthorpe departure times in the Sudbury direction, and journey times to Halstead, are both subject to 20 minute variation.



Journey Planners               Use above or traveline  use link and type in Gestingthorpe or departure point. (Essex counts as SE)