Braintree to Stansted bus to be axed

One of the handful of public transport services taking Braintree residents to Stansted Airport is to be scrapped next year.

The X22 bus, which runs from Clacton to Stansted via Braintree will stop operating on January 8 next year.

The service is used by both airport workers, holidaymakers, and those wanting to travel quickly to destinations in the north of England and Scotland.

A spokesman for bus operator First said: “The service X22 Stansted Aircoach is sadly being withdrawn after operation on Saturday, January 8 2011.

“We have made every attempt to continue this service from Clacton to Stansted Airport but unfortunately it is not commercially viable to operate this service.”

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4:36pm Tue 9 Nov 10

ravenmorpheus says...

Would Firstbus like to tell the workers how they will be getting to work in the new year?

Another blow for those who cannot afford a car.

Not to mention the already and soon to be unemployed.

I'd like to meet the directors of First, and then take their fancy cars away and then force them to use their own bus services to get to work.

See how they cope day in day out.

Maybe then such services will be financially viable!
Would Firstbus like to tell the workers how they will be getting to work in the new year? Another blow for those who cannot afford a car. Not to mention the already and soon to be unemployed. I'd like to meet the directors of First, and then take their fancy cars away and then force them to use their own bus services to get to work. See how they cope day in day out. Maybe then such services will be financially viable! ravenmorpheus

4:45am Sun 14 Nov 10

majidaxel says...

Great..just great! I commute from Braintree to stansted everyday and have been for the past 3 years and now First wants to leave me stranded....yeah we all can walk to Marks farm to get on the X5 but even those run ever 2 hours and its down to if they spot you waiting there. I'm quite upset I havent been able to get a job at stansted or anywhere apart from heathrow airport and now these guys are even making this hard for me.
Great..just great! I commute from Braintree to stansted everyday and have been for the past 3 years and now First wants to leave me stranded....yeah we all can walk to Marks farm to get on the X5 but even those run ever 2 hours and its down to if they spot you waiting there. I'm quite upset I havent been able to get a job at stansted or anywhere apart from heathrow airport and now these guys are even making this hard for me. majidaxel

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