Due to the forthcoming closure of Thorley Street, please see below for the changes to bus service 327 and 403 (which usually serves just Christ the King College) which will be in place from the AM journey on Wednesday 4th October up to and including the PM journey of Thursday 19th October (as far as we have been advised so this end date may be subject to change). Please could all students be made aware. Drivers will also be reminding students travelling back this afternoon.
Service 327 and 403 will be running either side of the closure. Service 403 will operate normal route and times and collect all 403 and 327 students between Freshwater Bay and Wilmingham Lane (Thorley Street junction) then operate direct to school. Service 327 will start from Wellow (Bus Shelter) and collect all 403 and 327 students between there and Calbourne and then on to school. Closest stops for those living in the closure area would be either at the end of Thorley Street at the Wilmingham Lane junction or Wellow (Bus Shelter).
The 327 students who will be using the 403 for the duration of the closure should be reminded that they will have to wait on the opposite side of the road and the times are earlier.
PM arrangements will be same as the AM arrangements ie 327 will serve both schools and operate as far as Wellow, whilst 403 will serve both schools and operate via the diversion through Shalfleet to Wilmingham Lane, then to Freshwater Bay.
The AM times for the 327 will be:
Wellow (Bus Shelter) 0838
Newbridge (Post Office) 0841
Calbourne (Sun Inn) 0845
Then direct to both schools