LOCAL BUS SERVICES and TIMETABLES
Fleet Bus Network Plan
Commencing 16th April, Route 7 Reading / Aldershot will be 'spilt' at Hartley Wintney with an overlapping section Hartley Witney to Fleet as Reading Buses will extend their evening and Sunday Reading/Riseley route to an all day (Mondays to Saturdays) operation between Reading/Hartley Wintney/and Fleet Station 'direct' fro H. Wintney avoiding Elvetham Hth. & Dukes Mesd) and Stagecoach will continue to operate via the existing route between Hartley Wintney and Aldershot. Timetables are being designed to interconnect at Hartley Wintney and arrangements for through fares are being implemented. They are not yet available. Route 10 is unaffected as far as is known.
Full Services PDF of routes 7 and 8 - Between Reading and Aldershot (Reading Buses have agreed with Stagecoach to take over part of route 7 between Reading and Hartley Wintney with some connections to Fleet Station. Stagecoach will continue to operate the service to Aldershot.)
check the location and predicted arrival times at all No 7 Bus stops Aldershot Direction
the location and predicted arrival times at all No 7 Bus stops Reading Direction
Full services PDF of route 10 Between Fleet and Farnborough
65X Between Alton College Fleet and Hook
Ewshot, Crondall, Farnham Fleet 70
Hart Taxishare 200a 200b and 200f
Fleet Buzz Service 30/31 Note these services ended on Jan 5th 2015
Fleet Buzz Service 72 Note Part of this service was withdrawn on Jan 5th 2015.
Fleet Buzz Service 77 Note this service ended on Jan 5th 2015
Note All Fleetbuzz services are now run by Stagecoach.
PHONE 01252 518090 from 09.30 to 12.30 Mon to Fri
Link to website for Fleet Link
Changes to Bus Services in Fleet and Church
Crookham commencing 1st Sept. 2015
second service will be introduced on this date with the group
now re-named ‘BIF’ – Buses in Fleet, working together with Stagecoach Bus
and Hampshire County Council.
routes will be numbered 7 and 10.
will run from Reading via Hartley
Wintney and Elvetham Heath where it will run beyond the roundabout near the De
Havilland Arms following a loop around Morrisons Store returning to the
roundabout and then, initially, due to
road closure in the Hitches Lane/Dukes Mead junction area run direct to the stop
at the end of Tavistock Road (the ‘permanent’ route will be via Dukes
Mead and Tavistock Rd.) then follow the previous 72 route along Fleet Road to the junction with Kings Road.
Except for a few morning journeys which will mostly start from Elvetham
run via Fleet Station it will then turn down Kings Road to Pondtail Bridge, Aldershot Road (Fleet) and Reading Road South to Crookham
Cross Roads where it will turn left to run past the Foresters PH to ‘Windy
Gap’ rhnce via the A323 to Aldershot
Health Centre, the town centre and the Bus
This service will run basically hourly.
A few evening journeys will run via Fleet Station to provide a rail-link
for Elvetham Heath (and intermediate) commuters.
This service will run hourly with a couple of peak hour extra journeys.
run from Farnbrough via the
‘existing’ route 72 to Oatsheaf Cross roads then follow the route of the
discontinued 30 around Church Crookham forming a loop from the to of Portland Drive via
Wyvern PH, Sandy Lane, Quetta Park, Tweseldown road, Crookham + Roads, Reading
Rd. Sth., Basingbourne Road, Portland Drive thence as the outward routing.
routes will have variations to serve Schools/Colleges at school etc.
Taxi Share service will be limited to Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and will
be revised to serve Zebon Copse, Crookham Village, remaining unserved parts of
Elvetham Heath, Fleet Medical Centre (Church Rd.) leaving no direct connection
between Pondtail area and Fleet Station or Fleet/Church Crookham and Frimley
the 10 is on time approaching West Heath Roundabout it should be possible to
take the 2 from there direct to the Hospital but it involves a walk of some 5
minutes alighting from the 10 at Watts Road (the stop after ‘the Plough &
Horses’) and joining the 2 at Fernhill Road.
None of these stops has waiting shelters.
the reverse direction alight at Fernhill Road and walk to the Watts Road stop.
(the stop on
the roundabout beneath the railway embankment (is labelled ‘School
Journeys only’ and buses cannot be relied on to stop there). DO NOT change
there after the 1751(Saturdays) 1752 (Mondays to Fridays) from the Hospital.
The last journeys on the 2 at 1915 from the Hospital do not connect (by
bus) to Fleet.
A more attractive journey in the evening would be to take the 1 which
serves the hospital area (Portsmouth Road outside the Catholic Church in
both directions currently due to road works) from 1900 (Mondays to Fridays)
or 1914 (Saturdays) to Farnborough Station then the train to Fleet.
The 1 runs at least every 20 mins. until 2214 thence less frequently.
This is the only practical route on Sundays or Bank Holidays.
Bus has made a much better (and prompter) job of posting timetables this time
and in fact has supplemented these on many stops by a diagrammatic map of the
routing of the 7 & 10 also a full timetable for each route serving the stop
so you can see journey times and the return timings when commencing your outward
are also available on line at Hampshire County Council’s Website
(www3.hants.gov.uk/passenger transport/public-transport.htm) = select Area
required and scroll down within the booklet to the route/map required.
Copies of the booklet for Farnborough & Fleet are already available
in Fleet Library.
will be published on the Community Website in the next few days including the
Farnborough 6th Form and Alton College routes.
Farnborough routes serving Fleet are reduced to the 409 (serving Pondtail once
each way on College days) and the 410 (also once each way).
Allhallows School is served by the 7 and a connection is available at
Aldershot out of the 10 for pupils finishing later than the normal time.
Calthorpe Park School is served in the morning by the 10 and the
afternoon by the 610, 1510 from Calthorpe Park School to Bowling Alley (Greensprings)
via Elvetham Rd., Ancells Farm, Kings Rd., Aldershot Rd. (Fleet) Quetta Park and
All these journeys are
available to members of the public and Concessionary passes are accepted after
0930 (on the 65X from Hook (at 0912) to Alton via Fleet throughout).
1 July 2015
Public Meeting about Buses in Fleet and the proposed additional/altered services
which Stagecoach intends implementing in September next is being held at the
Harlington on 8th July at 7pm. Transition Fleet is trying to get a
minibus for it. Stagecoach will be there. HCC said they would also attend but the current situation is unsure as they later said they would not be attending!
Although some details of the revised services have been published by Hampshire County Council, there is still an opportunity for suggestions to be made at this Meeting as the revised services have not been submitted to the Traffic Commissioners, which is necessary 6 weeks before implementation.
If you would like to attend, but have no means of transport to get there then please do contact Transition Fleet which is going to do it's best to arrange a lift sharing scheme. If you are able to help by offering a seat or two in a car that would be most appreciated. If you are able to help with advertising the meeting, please let TransitionFleet know at TransitionFleet@outlook.com .
Hard work and local ideas lead to new bus services being introduced in the Autumn
all day bus services between Fleet, Aldershot and Farnborough have been
introduced due to public demand and hard work by Hampshire County
Council and Stagecoach.
Letter to the Daily Mail. January 2015:
On January 4th 2015 the bus passengers of Fleet will say goodbye to the battered, but cheery, yellow bus number 30. This faithful soul has ferried its young and old to town for shopping, to the library and surgeries and the hospital, eight miles away, and to the railway station. Due to cuts by Hampshire County Council we will no longer have this service.
It was sometimes late and regularly broke down, but with its unfailing polite and helpful drivers, we always soldiered on. We can no longer go shopping, meet friends and maintain the independents lives most of us crave. Surely a good bus service is an asset, not a liability, to any town?
B J Smith, Crookham , Hants.
Well said (fleethants comment)
New community transport service launched
People living in the Fleet, Church Crookham and Elvetham Heath areas of Hart now have the opportunity to use a new look community transport service.
Fleet Link provides a dedicated community bus service in and around the Fleet area on Monday to Saturday each week. A service is also provided to Camberley on a Wednesday and into Farnborough on a Tuesday so that people can visit the local market.
The new service has replaced the Call and Go and is jointly funded by Hampshire County Council, Fleet Town Council and Church Crookham Parish Council. It is aimed at providing a public transport service for people who cannot use a conventional commercial bus service because they have restricted mobility, or are living somewhere that is not served by a suitable commercial bus service.
Passengers wishing to use Fleet Link must book their journey in advance and will normally be picked up and dropped off at their home address. Seats are booked by calling 0845 602 4135 up to the day before they want to travel. Fleet Link vehicles are wheelchair accessible and people who have an Older Persons Bus Pass or disabled pass can currently travel for half fare on the service (full return fares range from £3 for a local trip to £4.50 for Camberley & Farnborough)
Councillor Mel Kendal, Executive Member for Environment at Hampshire County Council said, “This new look service has been designed and introduced as a result of close partnership working between the County Council and the local parish and town councils, together with consultation with existing Call & Go users. By combining the available financial resources from all three councils, it has been possible to maintain a good level of service in Fleet and the surrounding area for those people who find it difficult to travel using conventional bus services. This is an excellent example of partnership working, providing a scheme which I believe will make life that little bit easier for many people in the area.”
On behalf of the Fleet Town Council and Church Crookham Parish Council, George Woods said, “We welcome the opportunity to play our role in supporting this service which we know will be valued by many people, particularly those in outlying, more rural areas. The service will make it easier for people to do some of the regular things, like shopping, that so many of us take for granted. Fleet Link will also help people to maintain their independence. We would really encourage local people to take full advantage of this service.”
Residents wanting to find out more about Fleet Link should contact Hampshire County Council’s Travel Centre on 0845 602 4135.