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19 June 2018 - Thorpe Park
Now that the GCSE exams are over for most of you here is a reminder you can chill out at Thorpe Park now that route 951 is now running every Monday to Saturday from Watford and Rickmansworth with guaranteed connections from Potters Bar; Borehamwood and Bushey.

14 June 2018 - New buses
We have taken delivery of three Alexander Dennis double deckers for use on route 603 from next January. They are SN12AOX/Y/Z.

10 June 2018 - Buses to Thorpe Park
Just a reminder that route 951 from Watfiord, including guaranteed connections from Borehamwood and Potters Bar, is now running every Monday to Saturday for the Summer.

9 June 2018 - TfL route 327
We took over operation of TfL route 327 today.
There is a new timetable with buses running about every 40 minutes on Mondays to Saturdays.
Click here for the new times.

17 April 2018 - New TfL contract for route 603
We have been awarded te contract to rn route 603 on schooldays between Muswell Hill and Swiss Cottage. It will need two more E400 double deckers and will start in January 2019.

11 April 2018 - New timetables for routes 298 and 299
To provide the best possible service there will be some alterations to the timetables for routes 298 and 299 from 14 April. Buses will continue to run at the same intervals but some times will be revised to account for current traffic conditions.
Click here for the new 298 timetable.
Click here for the new 299 timetable.

8 April 2018 - Days out by bus
Spring is finally arriving and we have a large number of suggested days out for all interests using our services 306 and 398 and other local buses. We have updated our Days Out booklet to take into account the latest information on attractions and local bus services.
Click here to download a PDF version.

26 March 2018 - Easter services in Hertfordshire
Click here for details of our Hertfordshire services over the Easter period.

23 March 2018 - Thorpe Park reopened
Shuttle service 950 from Staines rail and bus stations is now running every day that Thorpe Park is open.
Route 951 starts running from Watford, with guaranteed connections from Borehamwood and Potters Bar, and bargain fares on Saturday 24 March.
Click here to download a 951 leaflet.
Click here for Thorpe Park's website.

21 March 2018 - New buses
We have acquired another four ADL Enviro E400 double deckers for London route 626. These have previously worked with First London and Tower Transit. They will take fleet numbers E45-E48.

25 January 2018 - Contract for route 626
We are pleased to report that Transport for London has awarded us the contract to operate route 626 for another 5 years from September 2018. We will be buying four buses to replace the existing buses which will move onto commercial services.
There will be a slight alteration to the route in that it will run non-stop between Great North Road/Green Acre and Dame Alice Owen's School. It will no longer call at any other bus stop within Hertfordshire.

22 December 2017 - Christmas services
To clarify which services Sullivan Buses will be running in Hertfordshire between 23 December 2017 and 5 January 2018 please click here.
Boxing Day 306 timetable here.

20 December 2017 - Christmas services
Please see here for details of services running in Hertfordshire over the Christmas season.
As usual, route 306 will be running on Boxing Day with a vintage Routemaster bus. It will not be possible to issue Sullivan Buses season tickets or Explorer tickets on the day, although such tickets with current validity may be used on the service. Being a vintage bus, wheelchair passengers cannot be carried and low-floor access is not available.
Timetable here.

9 December 2017 - Fleet news
We have bought SL15 ZGR, the Wright Streetlite demonstrator that had been tried by Metroline and Arriva. This will allow us to use a bus from the current route 298 allocation to transfer to our new TfL route 327 next year.
RML889, which left the fleet in September, was sold to MGM Cars of Elstree Film Studios.
VPL174 went to a scrap merchant last month. However, it may be that it has since been sold on for preservation.

2 December 2017 - Temporary changes to Route B3
From 0930 and 1600 between Monday 4 and Wednesday 6 December route B3 will be diverted from Studio Way via Denham Way and will turn around at the roundabout near Potters Lane.
Passengers from Alexandra Road should use the the stop at Novello Way in Denham Way.
The Ealing Close bus stop in Studio Way and the two bus stops in Alexandra Road will not be served at these times.
Details here.

16 November 2017 - Buses for route 299
Fleet numbers and registration numbers for our 8 Wright Streetlites destined for TfL route 299 have been finalised. They will be known as SL90-97 and carry registration numbers which mostly honour staff members, although SL95 references the old Muswell Hill bus garage and SL97 will carry SL for StreetLite.
The full list is here.

3 November 2017 - Routes 217 and 298
Just a reminder that route 298 will no longer run between Potters Bar Station and Cranborne Road Industrial Estate after next Friday, 10 November. The new timetable is here.
Route 217 will also have a new timetable from 11 November which can be seen here.

2 November 2017 - New TfL contracts
We have been awarded contracts to operate the following routes on behalf of Transport for London:
327 Waltham Cross - Elsinge Estate
389 Barnet local service
399 High Barnet - Hadley Wood
All will operate with single deck buses. 327 due to start 9 June 2018. 389 and 399 from 7 April 2018.

16 October 2017 - Buses Thorpe Park on Fright Nights
Just a reminder that the 951 Fright Nights timetable will be operating every Saturday in October plus Monday to Friday 23rd to 27th October. Buses leave Watford High Street Stop F at 8.35, 10.35 & 12.35 returning from Thorpe Park at 1850, 20.50 and 21.50. There are guaranteed connections from Borehamwood, Bushey and Potters Bar. Please click the link to route 951 for full details.

13 October 2017 - Buses serving JFS
On Monday 16th October all our buses to JFS will run 2 hours 30 minutes later than normal due to the later opening of the School.

12 September 2017 - Alteration to route 298
From the Autumn route 298 will no longer run between Potters Bar and Cranborne Road Industrial Estate. This follows the withdrawal of funding and extensive consultation by Transport for London which can be seen here.
The same number of buses will be used on the route, which will run between Potters Bar Station and Arnos Grove Station at all times, helping to keep the service reliable.

3 August 2017 - Diversions to routes 306 and B3
Route 306
From Monday 7 August until Friday 11 August between 0730 and 1800 Watford Road in Elstree will be closed near The Fishery public house. Route 306 will be diverted via Elstree Hill North and the A41. Nearest alternative stops will be Elstree Village and Elstree Road (motorway bridge).

Route B3
From Monday 14 August until Friday 25 August Studio Way will be closed between Rutherford Close and Korda Close meaning that route B3 will be unable to serve Studio Way between Banks Road (Toby Carvery roundabout) and Elstree Way. 
To minimise the inconvenience the route Well End section of route will be diverted to run from Tescos and McDonalds via Shenley Road and Potters Lane to Denham Way, Studio Way (Banks Road/Shop and Gregson Close/Lion Court stops), Studio Way (Ealing Close), Rowley Lane, Alexandra Road, then back via Potters Lane and Shenley Road back to Elstree Studios and Tescos. Buses will leave Borehamwood Town Centre for Well End at the usual times, but passengers boarding in Denham Way and at the and the Studio Way (Banks Road/Shop) stop should be aware that stops in Denham Way will be served approximately 6 minutes EARLIER than normal. Other stops in Well End will be served 1 minute later than normal.
The sections of route B3 to Organ Hall and Tennison Avenue will operate at normal times, but stops in Elstree Way will not be served during the above period.
Special timetable here.

2 August 2017 - New training bus
We have taken delivery of a Marshall-bodied Dart LN51DXG. It is in yellow livery and will be used to train our new team of drivers for the 299.
DE30 (PN07KPY) will now join DE31 in Thorpe Park blue livery on the 950.

28 July 2017 - New buses for route 299
We intend to order 8 new Wright Streetlite buses for TfL route 299. These will be the two-door Micro Hybrid Door-Forward version built to 9.6 metre length, with Daimler engines and Voith gearboxes. Delivery is expected in January 2018.

26 July 2017 - More buses for TfL services
Four further Scania N230UD double deckers have been acquired to cover our new route 605 and to replace two older buses formerly used on London school routes. They are DS59-62 which have previously been used by Stagecoach.