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New Millbrook Academy Bus Route

posted 29 Apr 2014, 05:29 by Google Google   [ updated 29 Apr 2014, 05:30 ]
Millbrook Academy are pleased to announce that we will be running a new school bus to replace the Stagecoach Route 4.  Millbrook Academy’s priority was to ensure that the students who were affected by the withdrawal of the route 4 service were still able to get to and from the Academy safely and with as little disruption as possible.

We have listened to the concerns of parents and carers and in response we are pleased to announce that the Academy has taken the decision to subsidise a school bus for the students that will bring them directly to Millbrook Academy.

This is the first stage of a new and improved transport provision that we will look to expand from September.

The new service will be in place from Monday 31 March for Millbrook students. The route for the new service is available for download here. We are delighted that the replacement service will drop off and collect directly from the Academy and will be for students only. The cost of the service will be £15 per week. Tickets will be available for purchase from the Finance Office at Millbrook Academy from Monday 24 March 2014. Weekly and 4 weekly tickets will be availble and these tickets can be used on other Stagecoach routes Monday to Sunday. Weekly one way tickets can also be purchased from Millbrook but these will not be transferable to other services or at the weekend.

MBA School Bus Route 804

 

FAQ

Q       Where do I purchase tickets?

A       Tickets can be purchased from the Finance Office at Millbrook Academy.

Q       How much will tickets cost?

A       Weekly tickets - £15.00.  4 weekly tickets - £60. One way weekly tickets - £7.50

Q       If my child purchases a weekly pass for the school bus can they use the ticket on other Stagecoach services?

A       Yes, Stagecoach have agreed that students can use the tickets on other Gloucester Stagecoach services. Please see http://www.stagecoachbus.com/GloucesterRM.aspx for the routes.

Q       Can my child use the weekly pass at the weekend on other routes?

A       Yes, Stagecoach have agreed that if a child purchases a weekly pass it will be valid for 7 days on other routes.

Q       Are members of the public allowed to use the bus?

A       The bus is for Millbrook Academy students only.

Q       My child only catches the bus to (or from) school as they use alternative travel for the other journey, can they purchase a weekly one way pass?

A       Yes

Q       Will the bus run in the school holidays?

A       No, the school bus will only run during term time.

Q       My child is currently in receipt of a free bus pass subsidised by GCC will I still be able to have this provision?

A       Yes, the free bus pass system will be provided by the Academy. (Students must return the Gloucestershire County Council bus pass to the Finance Office at Millbrook to be entitled for a new free pass).