Buses on Christmas Day 2019: bus timetables in Hertfordshire over Christmas and New Year

The festive season will see Hertfordshire's public transport system under extra strain, as people travel to and from the homes of their family and friends.

Monday, 16th December 2019, 4:18 pm
Updated Monday, 16th December 2019, 4:23 pm
A festive bus timetable will run from December 23 to January 2 (Shutterstock)

But rail workers and bus drivers need a Christmas break too, and often timetables are amended around the holidays to reflect staff shortages.

This can have an effect on timings and availability of transport and may impact your travel plans. But fear not, we've brought together the details of every bus company operating in Hertfordshire, and given you a run down of their plans for the key dates over the holidays.

December 23

The following routes will run a Saturday service: All Arriva services (except 500, 748/758 Saturday service) BSCT STSH; Centrebus 96/96A, 188/190, 308/380, 378/379; Little Jims 502/532; Metroline 84, 242, 305, PB1; Myalls 20, 28; Red Eagle 29/30/31, 319, R1/R2, W1/W2 (no W3/W4); Stephensons 5; Trustybus 7/7A;

Christmas Eve

The following routes will operate a normal weekday service: Centrebus 96/96A, 188/190, 308, 379; Little Jims 502/532; Metroline 84, 242, 305, PB1; Myalls 20; Red Eagle 29/30/31, 319, R1/R2, W1/W2 (no W3/W4); Stephensons 5; Trusybus 7/7A; All Uno Services Whitbread Wanderbus W12/W12B

The following will operate a special service: Greenline 748/759/759

The final buses for each of these routes will run at roughly 20:00.

Christmas Day

No service

Boxing Day

The following will operate a Sunday service: Sullivan Buses 306; Arriva 321

The following will operate a special service: Arriva 309, 510; Metroline 84

December 27

The majority of routes will run a Saturday service.

The following will operate a Weekday service: BSCT STSH; Centrebus 96/96A, 188/190, 308/380, 378/379; Myalls 20; Little Jims 502/532; Red Eagle 29/30/31, 319 (not 1505), R1/R2; Uno 201, 204, 206, 215, R9, R16

The following will operate a special service: Greenline 748/758/759; Red Eagle ML1

December 28

Weekend service

December 29

Weekend service

December 30

The majority of routes will run a Saturday service

The following will operate a normal weekday service: BSCT STSH; Centrebus 96/96A, 188/190, 308/380, 378/379; Little Jims 502/532; Myalls 20, 28; Red Eagle 29/30/31, 319 (not 1505), R1/R2; Uno 200, R9, R16

The following will operate a special service: Arriva 6 (Shire Park); Greenline 748/758/759; Red Eagle ML1

New Year's Eve

The majority of routes will run a Saturday service - typically these will finish at 20:00.

The following will operate a normal weekday service: BSCT STSH; Centrebus 96/96A, 188/190, 308, 379; Little Jims 502/532; Myalls 20; Red Eagle 29/30/31, R1/R2, 319 (except 1505); Uno 51, 201, 204, 206, 215, H19, R9 Whitbread Wanderbus W12/W12B

The following will operate a special service: Arriva 6 (Shire Park); Greenline 748/758/759; Myalls/Richmond 386; Red Eagle ML1

New Year's Day

The following will operate a Sunday service/Public Holiday service: Uno 602, 653; Arriva 321; The following will operate a special service: Arriva 309, 510; Metroline 84

January 2

Normal service resumes.