Coronavirus - Bus and Travel Information


From the 20th March concessionary passes can be used at any time on Arriva, Stephensons and Southend Borough Council buses.

Please also note that service times will be less frequent.


For up-to-date information on Arriva services visit:

Changes to Sunday times from 29th March are still introduced - the Sunday 4A Great Wakering service reduces to 2 hourly service but check above.


For up-to-date information on Stephensons services visit:

Until further notice, NHS workers simply show their NHS ID card to the Stephensons bus driver and you will not be charged for your journey.


Currently I am informed Stephensons are running a Saturday service rather than their normal weekday service on the 14. (Southend - Shoeburyness via Great Wakering).


For up-to-date information on First services visit:


RDC Carparks Update

Rochford District Council will be recommencing enforcement measures in the Council's pay and display car parks from Monday 1 June, 2020.

Please ensure you purchase a PayByPhone session or a ticket. While the purchase of a ticket using cash will be possible, it is strongly advised that the PayByPhone payment option is used to avoid queuing and contact with coins and the ticket machines. If you haven't already registered, full information is displayed on the machines and noticeboards. To save time, please register on-line before your visit at Customers are reminded to follow the Government's social distancing advice at all times in the car parks. The Council continues to provide free car parking for NHS staff and social care workers until further notice. If you are one of these workers, please display supporting official evidence on the windscreen of your vehicle. 

If you don't have a Smartphone, you can still use the service by calling 0330 400 7275 and follow the prompts to enter your details and complete the payment.  If you would prefer to text send REG followed by a space and then your vehicle registration number in a text message to 65565 and you will be called back to complete the payment.


The Government has published advice to local authorities on reallocating road space to encourage cycling and walking and enable social distancing.    


The Government is also proposing to fast-track trials of e-scooters, as a sustainable form of travel and is providing £10 million of additional support for car-charging points on our streets.


Updated 20/05/20

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