blind Sullivan Buses
Site Map

Latest News

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.

25 July 2017 - Timetables for routes 306 and 398
A number of passengers have asked about the summer school holiday timetable for routes 306 and 398. The timetable on this website and the Intalink website dated 21st January is the current timetable and covers both school days and school holidays. On the Monday to Friday timetable if there is no code at the top of the column the bus runs both school days and school holidays. The code Sch above the column means that journey runs school days only and the code NSch means that the journey runs school holidays only.

23 July 2017 - Buses from Watford to Queens' School from September 2017
Subject to the approval of the Traffic Commissioner, we will be starting two new services connecting Watford with Queens' School. They will be route 346 from Abbots Langley, Leavesden and Garston, and route 347 from Cassiobury, Leavesden and North Watford. These services are ordinary bus routes which are available for use by anyone and are available for any journey, not just to and from the school.
Download the leaflet and map.

20 July 2017 - Buses serving schools from September 2017
There will be some changes to services from the Autumn Term:
303 - Will start from South Mimms and will be rerouted in Hatfield.
306 - Some buses will run to and from Queens' School.
331 - Revised route in Hatfield.
358 - Will serve South Borehamwood.

398/833 - Afternoon buses revised to meet new school finishing times.

B77 - Extended to and from Shenley.

Revised leaflets are available to download:
Bushey Meads (from Borehamwood)
Bushey Meads (from Watford)
Nicholas Breakspear
Queens' (from Borehamwood)
Queens' (from South Oxhey)
St Michael's

19 July 2017 - Summer holiday timetables
Just a reminder to users of routes 306 and 398 that school summer holiday timetables start on Monday 24 July.
Also starting on Monday 24 July (correcting information elsewhere) route 951begins running to Thorpe Park on Mondays to Fridays as well as Saturdays

13 July 2017 - Special service on route B3
Due to roadworks taking place in Borehamwood route B3 will be altered between 19 and 26 July
Full details here.

11 July 2017 - Fleet update
Dennis Darts DPS 576 and DPS577 have been sold to Nu-Venture in Kent.

19 June 2017 - Change to Thorpe Park pick-up stop in Staines
Routes 950 and 951 now pick up at stand 5 in Staines Bus Station on their way to Thorpe Park.

16 June 2017 - Fleet changes
Two new buses are AD Enviro 200 single deckers formerly used by CT Plus in London. DE30 (PN07KPY) will be used for driver training and DE31 (PN07KRD) will be used on route 950 to Thorpe Park.
Leaving us are Tridents ALX1, 2 and 4 which have new owners (ALX6 will remain in service) and Volvo B7TL VPL174.
Dennis Dart DPS576 has been withdrawn from service.

1 June 2017 - New TfL contract
We are pleased to announce that TfL has awarded us the contract to operate route 299 between Cockfosters and Muswell Hill. The route requires 7 new single deckers with Euro VI engines.

31 May 2017 - New times for TfL services
In addition to route 217, which we will operate from this weekend, there will be some minor changes to the timetables for routes 298 and W9.
Download the new times here : 298 W9

28 April 2017 - New buses
Our new Enviro400 buses for TfL route 217 have started to arrive. The first, E72, has already been out on route 398. They will be used on rail replacement service services until TfL Oyster readers are installed.

12 April 2017 - Drivers wanted
Good rates of pay for drivers on our TfL, school and Hertfordshire service.
Further information on the Jobs page.