Olympic Torch - Stagecoach West service information

10/05/12

Stagecoach West have liaised closely with Gloucestershire County Council and Gloucestershire Constabulary to fully understand the traffic management proposals.

We have done this to maintain services as best we can given the significant and widespread road closures that will be put in place as the Olympic Torch Convoy proceeds along its route.

During the afternoon of 23rd May as the Olympic Torch Relay passes through Cirencester, Stroud, Painswick, Brockworth, Shurdington and Cheltenham and the morning of 24th May 2012 as the Olympic Torch Relay travels through Gloucester there is going to be widespread disruption to all services as a result of widespread road closures and resulting congestion.  Thus we recommend to all customers that they allow additional time for their journeys during these periods. 

Contained below is a summary of how each Stagecoach West service in Gloucestershire will be affected by the Torch Relay as it progresses through Cirencester, Stroud, Painswick, Brockworth, Shurdington, Cheltenham and Gloucester.  Where services are diverted, buses will observe all bus stops on diversion.

We do however expect significant delays to services and therefore encourage our customers to allow additional time for their journeys.

Impact on Services in Cirencester – 23rd May 2012

Services in Cirencester will be subject to delay from approximately 13:30 on Wednesday 23rd May as road closures on the Olympic Torch Route begin to take effect.  In addition to delays the following diversions will apply:

Service 51 - Swindon Departures

The 13:15, 14:15 and 15:15 departures from Swindon will be unable to serve Cirencester Market Place and its immediate surrounding area therefore the journeys will operate normal route to Watermoor Way where it will divert via A419 Bristol Road, A429 Swindon Road, A435 Grove Lane and then revert back to its normal route from Spitalgate Lane.

Service 51 - Cheltenham Departures

The 13:05, 14:05 and 15:05 departures from Cheltenham will be unable to serve Cirencester Market Place and its immediate surrounding area, therefore the journeys will operate the normal route to A435 Grove Lane, A429 Swindon Road and A419 Bristol Road and then revert back to its normal route from Watermoor Way.

The 17:10 departure from Cirencester will terminate at Cheltenham General Hospital and will not operate through to Royal Well Bus Station in Cheltenham.

The 18:10 scheduled departure from Cheltenham, Royal Well Bus Station will commence from Cheltenham General Hospital and will not serve Cheltenham Royal Well Bus Station, or Montpellier Terrace.  All customers travelling from Cheltenham beyond Cirencester towards Swindon are advised that they will need to board the service at Cheltenham General Hospital or London Road.

Service 53

The 12:45 and 13:45 departures from Swindon will be unable to serve Cirencester Market Place and its immediate surrounding area, therefore the journeys will operate normal route to Chesterton Lane and then via Love Lane, Midland Road, A419 Bristol Road, A429 Swindon Road, resuming normal route from A435 Grove Lane.  This diversion will be operated in both directions.

The 14:45 departure from Swindon will operate a normal service to Deer Park School and then will divert via A419 Bristol Road, A429 Swindon Road to A435 Grove Lane and then revert back to its normal route.

Please allow additional time for your journey. 

Impact on Services in Stroud – 23rd May 2012

Services in Stroud will be subject to delay from approximately 14:30 as road closures along the Olympic Torch Route begin to take effect.  However we have agreed with Gloucestershire County Council and Gloucestershire Constabulary that Bus Services will be able to use Merrywalks for drop-off and pick-up purposes only until 16:10.  Merrywalks will be closed to all traffic from 16:10 through to 16:40 where upon services will revert to normal route.

Customers should therefore arrive promptly for services departing Merrywalks between 14:30 and 16:10 to avoid missing services as buses may need to depart early on Police instruction.

Customers are encouraged to allow additional time for their journeys.  In addition to delays the following diversions will apply to services:

Service No.              Information

 

14                          Will operate normal route in Stroud but subject to delays

20                          All journeys except the 16:05 departure from Stonehouse and the 16:30 from Stroud to Dursley will operate normal route but will be subject to delay.

The 16:05 departure from Stonehouse will terminate at Westward Road.  The 16:30 departure to Dursley will commence from Westward Road.

26                                  The 15:53 departure from France Lynch will follow the Olympic Torch Relay convoy into Stroud from Brimscombe and will be delayed.

The 16:30 departure from Stroud will commence from London Road, not Merrywalks.

All other journeys will operate normal route.

37                          Will terminate at Merrywalks from 14:15 until 16:10.  We will note be able to serve King Street.

                              The 16:25 journey from Merrywalks (16:20 scheduled from King Street) will commence from Cainscross Road and divert via Cainscross Road to Westward Road direct.  This journey will not serve Merrywalks, Beeches Green, Stratford Road or Paganhill.

46                          The 15:45 departure from Cheltenham will operate normal route to Beeches Green where it will then divert via Stratford Road, Paganhill to Dudbridge Road where normal route will be resumed.  This journey will not serve Merrywalks or Cainscross Road and will depart Dudbridge Roundabout at 16:35.  Customers for Stroud should alight at Tesco’s on Stratford Road.

The 15:25 46 Service from Archway School will not operate as the school is closing early.

The 16:55 departure from Stroud to Cheltenham will depart 10 minutes early at 16:45.  This journey will operate 10 minutes ahead of schedule through to Cheltenham

Services will be diverted in to Cheltenham from 15:45 through to 18:30.  The 46 Service will divert from Shurdington Road via Moorend Park Road, The Park, Suffolk Road, Lypiatt Road, Bayshill Road and terminate at Royal Well Bus Station.

Services from Cheltenham to Stroud will operate from Royal Well Bus Station via Bayshill Road, Lypiatt Road, Suffolk Road, The Park, Moorend Park Road resuming normal route at Shurdington Road.

93                                  The 15:45 departure from Gloucester will operate normal route through to Paganhill and will then divert via Paganhill Lane, Dudbridge Road to terminate at Bath Road.  This journey will not serve Stratford Road, Beeches Green or Merrywalks.

The 16:02 journey from Nailsworth to Gloucester (16:25 from Merrywalks) will not be able to serve Merrywalks.  This journey will divert from Dudbridge Road directly to Paganhill.  The bus will depart Paganhill for Gloucester at 16:30.

All other journeys will operate normal route
Impact on Services in Cheltenham – 23rd May 2012

Services in Cheltenham will be subject to delay from approximately 15:45 as road closures along the Olympic Torch Route begin to take effect.   Traffic is being allowed to cross the Olympic Torch route until the convoy arrives.  It is anticipated that there will be significant delays to all services in Cheltenham and customers are encouraged to allow extra time for their journeys.

Given the nature of the road network in Cheltenham and the route that the Olympic Torch will be taking, when the roads crossing the Olympic Torch route are closed to allow the convoy to pass we anticipate severe congestion.  Consequently delays to services will be particularly acute at this time that is approximated to be between 17:30 and 18:30

In addition to delays the following diversions will apply between 15:45 and 18:30:

Service No.                 Information

A                     Towards Prestbury from North Street via North Place, Clarence Road then normal route.

A                     Towards Coronation Square from Prestbury Road via Winchcombe Street, St Margarets Road, Henrietta Street resuming normal route at High Street.

We will not be able to serve stops on Wellington Road, Evesham Road, Portland Street, Pittville Street and the High Street. Temporary stops will be positioned in Henrietta Street for customers boarding in the Town Centre.

B                     Will terminate at Bath Road outside Weatherspoons and will not serve Clarence Parade, Pittville Street and Albion Street bus stops.  Journeys will commence from Bath Road via Bath Parade, College Road to London Road and resume Normal Route.

C                     Will operate its normal route but will be subject to delay.

D                     Towards Bishops Cleeve from North Street via North Place, Clarence Road, Prestbury Road, Albert Road, New Barn Lane to Racecourse Park and Ride then normal route. We will not be able to serve any stops on Evesham Road.

D                     Towards Hatherley and Warden Hill Normal Route from Bishops Cleeve to Racecourse Park and Ride and then via New Barn Lane, Albert Road, Prestbury Road, Winchcombe Street, St Margarets Road, Henrietta Street to High Street then resume normal route.  We will not serve the stops on Evesham Road, Portland Street, Pittville Street and the High Street.  Temporary stops will be available in Henrietta Street. 

H                     Will terminate in the High Street.  Service H will not serve Pittville Street.

P/Q                 Not affected.

10                    Journeys will be diverted in to Cheltenham from 15:45 through to 18:30 from Shurdington Road via Moorend Park Road, The Park, Suffolk Road, Lypiatt Road, Bayshill Road and will terminate at Royal Well Bus Station.

Services from Cheltenham will operate from Royal Well Bus Station via Bayshill Road, Lypiatt Road, Suffolk Road, The Park, Moorend Park Road resuming normal route at Shurdington Road.

We will not be able to serve the Promenade or Rotunda during this period.

The 17:30 departure from Brockworth to Cheltenham will be held at Brockworth whilst the Olympic Torch passes and consequently will be significantly delayed

41/42              Will operate normal route but will be subject to delays.

46                    Services will be diverted in to Cheltenham from 15:45 through to 18:30.  The 46 Service will divert from Shurdington Road via Moorend Park Road, The Park, Suffolk Road, Lypiatt Road, Bayshill Road and terminate at Royal Well Bus Station.

Services from Cheltenham to Stroud will operate from Royal Well Bus Station via Bayshill Road, Lypiatt Road, Suffolk Road, The Park, Moorend Park Road resuming normal route at Shurdington Road.

We will not be able to serve the Promenade or Rotunda during this period.

51                    Will operate normal route with the exception of the 17:10 journey from Cirencester to Cheltenham that will terminate at Cheltenham General Hospital and will not serve Royal Well Bus Station.

The 18:10 departure from Cheltenham will commence from Cheltenham General Hospital and not Royal Well Bus Station.

94                    Will terminate in Royal Well Bus Station.  The service will divert from Gordon’s Lamp via Bayshill Road on journeys to Cheltenham.  The reverse of this will be followed for journeys to Gloucester.

We will not be able to serve the Promenade or Rotunda during this period.

94U                 Towards Gloucester from Pittville Campus. Normal route to Ambrose Street and then to Royal Well Bus Station.  Journeys will then divert to via Bayshill Road, Lypiatt Road, Suffolk Road, The Park then resuming normal route. We will not be able to serve the Promenade, Rotunda and Suffolk Square.

94U                 Towards Cheltenham normal route to Park Campus then The Park, Suffolk Road, Lypiatt Road and Bayshill Road to resume normal route at Clarence Parade. We will not be able to serve Suffolk Square and Rotunda.

97/98              Will continue to operate as normal to Gordon’s Lamp and then via Bayshill Road to Royal Well Bus Station.  The reverse of this will be followed for journeys to Gloucester.

                        We will not be able to serve the Promenade or Rotunda during this period

99                    From Racecourse Park & Ride the service will divert directly to Cheltenham General Hospital.  We will not be able to serve Cheltenham Town Centre.  On leaving Cheltenham General Hospital service will operate to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital. 

99                    From Gloucestershire Royal Hospital service will operate directly to Cheltenham General Hospital and then Racecourse Park & Ride.  The service will not serve Cheltenham Town Centre.

 

Impact on Services in Gloucester – 23rd May 2012

Services in Gloucester will suffer only minor disruption as a result of the Olympic Torch on 23rd May.  The following services will be affected between 15:45 and 18:30

Service No.                 Information 

4                      The 16:38 and 17:08 departures from Gloucester will terminate at Whittle Inn and will not proceed to the Cross Hands.

Consequently the 17:12 and 17:42 journeys will commence from the Whittle Inn at 17:17 and 17:47 respectively and will not serve Cross Hands.

10                    Journeys will be diverted in to Cheltenham from 15:45 through to 18:30 from Shurdington Road via Moorend Park Road, The Park, Suffolk Road, Lypiatt Road, Bayshill Road and will terminate at Royal Well Bus Station.

Services from Cheltenham will operate from Royal Well Bus Station via Bayshill Road, Lypiatt Road, Suffolk Road, The Park, Moorend Park Road resuming normal route at Shurdington Road.

We will not be able to serve the Promenade or Rotunda during this period. 

The 17:00 and 17:20 journeys from Cheltenham are likely to pass the Olympic Torch relay en route through Shurdington and Brockworth and may be subject to delay as a result.

The 17:30 departure from Brockworth to Cheltenham will be held at Brockworth whilst the Olympic Torch passes and consequently will be significantly delayed.

97/98              Will operate as normal to Gordon’s Lamp, Cheltenham and then via Bayshill Road to Royal Well Bus Station.  The reverse of this will be followed for journeys to Gloucester.

All customers are encouraged to allow additional time for their journeys.

Impact on Services in Gloucester - 24th May 2012

Services in Gloucester will be subject to delay from approximately 06:00 to 09:15 as road closures along the Olympic Torch Route take effect.   It is anticipated that there will be significant delays to all services in Gloucester and customers are encouraged to allow extra time for their journeys.

Some services will not able to reach their normal destinations and will be terminating and commencing from alternative locations.  Consequently customers will need to consider the additional time it will take them to reach their ultimate destinations or board the bus from alternative locations.

In addition to delays the following diversions will apply from 06:00 until 09:15 (alternative terminal points are identified also)

Service No.                 Information

1                      Will operate normal route but is subject to delay

3 / 4                 Will operate normal route but are subject to delay

5                      Will operate normal route but is subject to delay

6                      Service not affected

7                      Will operate normal route but is subject to delay

9                      Will operate normal route but is subject to delay  

10                    Towards Tuffley from Cheltenham / Brockworth.  Journeys up to and including the 0714 from Brockworth will operate normal route to Gloucester City Centre.  All journeys departing Brockworth from 0724 to 0834 will divert from Barnwood Road via Eastern Avenue, Metz Way to Station Road where they will resume normal route.  We will not be able to serve Barnwood Road or London Road from 0745 to 0845.

                        Towards Brockworth / Cheltenham

                        All journeys from Lower Tuffley until the 0838 departure from Lower Tuffley will divert from Bristol Road via Trier Way, Bruton Way and Eastgate Street to Clarence Street.  We will not be able to serve Southgate Street, Parliament Street or Brunswick Road during this period. 

                        Journeys departing the City Centre will operate on normal route until 0750.  Journeys after this time until 0850 will operate from Clarence Street via Station Road, Bruton Way, Metz Way, Eastern Avenue to resume normal route at Barnwood Road.

12/12A           Towards Gloucester.  All journeys up to the 0839 departure from Quedgeley will divert from Bristol Road via Trier Way, Park Road, Brunswick Road to Eastgate Street.

                        We will not be able to serve Southgate Street or Parliament Street during this period

                        Journeys to Quedgeley will operate on normal route.

14/14A           Towards Gloucester.  All journeys up to the 0842 departure from Kingsway will operate from St Anne Way via Trier Way, Bruton Way to Gloucester Bus Station.

                        Towards Kingsway and Stroud.  All journeys will operate normal route.

23                    All journeys arriving in Gloucester prior to 0915 will divert from Over Causeway via the A430, St Anne Way, Trier Way, Eastgate Street, Clarence Street to Gloucester Bus Station.   Journeys arriving after 0915 will revert to their normal route.

                        All journeys departing Gloucester prior to 0915 will divert via Brunswick Road, Parliament Street, Southgate Street, St Anne Way, A430 to resume normal route at Over Causeway.

24                    All journeys arriving in Gloucester prior to 0915 will divert from Over Causeway via the A430, St Anne Way, Trier Way, Eastgate Street, Clarence Street to Gloucester Bus Station.   Journeys arriving after 0915 will revert to their normal route.

                        All journeys departing Gloucester prior to 0915 will divert via Brunswick Road, Parliament Street, Southgate Street, St Anne Way, A430 to resume normal route at Over Causeway.

30/31              All journeys arriving in Gloucester prior to 0915 will divert from Over Causeway via the A430, St Anne Way, Trier Way, Eastgate Street, Clarence Street to Gloucester Bus Station.   Journeys arriving after 0915 will revert to their normal route.

                        All journeys departing Gloucester prior to 0915 will divert via Brunswick Road, Parliament Street, Southgate Street, St Anne Way, A430 to resume normal route at Over Causeway.

32/132            All journeys arriving in Gloucester prior to 0915 will divert from Over Causeway via the A430, St Anne Way, Trier Way, Eastgate Street, Clarence Street to Gloucester Bus Station.   Journeys arriving after 0915 will revert to their normal route.

                        All journeys departing Gloucester prior to 0915 will divert via Brunswick Road, Parliament Street, Southgate Street, St Anne Way, A430 to resume normal route at Over Causeway.

                        In addition the 09:07 132 Service departure from Gloucester will terminate at Deer Park (Martins Way), Ledbury.  The respective return journey will commence from Deer Park (Martins Way) at 10:14.  There will be no service through to Ledbury High Street or Orchard Lane.

33                    All journeys arriving in Gloucester prior to 0915 will divert from Over Causeway via the A430, St Anne Way, Trier Way, Eastgate Street, Clarence Street to Gloucester Bus Station.   Journeys arriving after 0915 will revert to their normal route.

                        All journeys departing Gloucester prior to 0915 will divert via Brunswick Road, Parliament Street, Southgate Street, St Anne Way, A430 to resume normal route at Over Causeway.

71                    The 07:03 departure from Tewkesbury will operate normal route to Northern Bypass and then divert via Northern Bypass, Corinium Avenue, Barnwood Road, London Road to Gloucester Bus Station.

                        The 07:43 departure from Tewkesbury will operate normal route to Northern Bypass and then divert via Northern Bypass, Corinium Avenue, Eastern Avenue, Metz Way, Station Road to Gloucester Bus Station.

                        The 07:33 and 08:45 departures from Gloucester Bus Station will operate via London Road, Cheltenham Road and Northern Bypass to resume normal route at Tewkesbury Road.            

94                    All Services towards Gloucester, commencing with the 0720 journey from Cheltenham will terminate on Cheltenham Road at Wellsprings Road (Oxstalls).  Journeys commencing prior to 0720 in Cheltenham will operate the full normal route through to Market Parade, Gloucester.

There will be no service into Gloucester City Centre following the closure of London Road at approximately 0800.  London Road will not re-open until approximately 0845.  Customers for Gloucester will need to alight on Cheltenham Road and make alternative arrangements to continue into Gloucester City Centre.

Services from Gloucester will operate normal route until the 0755 departure from Market Parade.  Departures scheduled for after 0755 will commence from Cheltenham Road at Wellsprings Road Bus Stop.

There will be no service from Gloucester City Centre following the closure of London Road at approximately 0800.  London Road will not re-open until approximately 0845.  During this period customers are requested to board the 94 Gold Service on Cheltenham Road at Wellsprings Road.

94X                 The 07:35 and 08:05 journeys from Cheltenham will terminate on Cheltenham Road at Wellsprings Road.  Customers are advised that during the closure of London Road between 0800 and 0845 alternative arrangements will need to be made to continue journeys into the City Centre.

94U                 The 08:20 and 08:50 journeys from Gloucester will commence from Cheltenham Road at Wellsprings Road, not Market Parade.

97/98              The 06:53 journey from Cheltenham will operate as normal route to Longford and then via Tewkesbury Road, Estcourt Road, London Road to Gloucester Bus Station.

                        Journeys commencing in Cheltenham at 07:13, 07:28, 07:48 and Churchdown at 08:21 will all divert from Longford via Northern Bypass, Corinium Avenue, Eastern Avenue, Metz Way, Bruton Way to Gloucester Bus Station.

                        All journeys departing Gloucester Bus Station prior to 0845 will operate via Clarence Street, Brunswick Road, Parliament Street, Southgate Street, St Anne Way, A430, Over Causeway and Northern Bypass to resume normal route at Tewkesbury Road at Longford.  All journeys departing Gloucester after 0845 will operate normal route.

99                          Will operate normal route but will be subject to delays.

830/832          Will operate normal route but may be subject to delay

831                 Will operate normal route from Hempsted through to Barton Street and then via Trier Way, St Annes Way, Castle Meads, Over Causeway, to resume normal route at Northern Bypass.

832                 Will operate normal route to GL1 Leisure Centre and then via London Road

869                 Will divert from Great Western Road via London to Cheltenham Road omitting Kingsholm Road and Estcourt Road