Essex County Council launched consultation on bus services

Colchester bus station

Colchester bus station - Credit: Su Anderson

A consultation on the bus strategy for Essex has launched.

The consultation, launched by Essex County Council called Getting around in Essex, will help the council listen to residents’ views on how to improve the county’s bus and passenger transport network.

The consultation runs until March 31, with the questionnaire helping the council and its partners to review the bus service currently delivered across the county to shape the service to deliver greater economic and social benefits for the people who travel around and work in Essex.

Essex County Councillor Rodney Bass, cabinet member for highways and transportation, said: “This strategy will focus on building long term and sustained partnerships with bus operators to strengthen the network and grow passenger numbers.

“It will help review current services, look at getting better value from the transport services the council supports and reduce overall costs without significantly impacting services.”

The consultation focuses on eight areas including measures to grow passenger numbers and better information for customers.

To read the strategy go to and to answer the survey questions visit

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Alternatively, call 01376 572829 between 10am and 2pm, Monday to Friday to complete the survey over the phone.

Hard copies of the strategy are also available at libraries across the county.

To request copy of the summary, which includes a paper copy of the survey to complete, call 0845 743 0430 or email