Here at Arriva in Southend, we’re always trying to make it easier to travel around the town, and there’s no more important time than the winter to help you get about comfortably, quickly and cozily (we wouldn’t want you catching a cold)! We know you’ll need our buses to visit friends and family and for that last-minute pop to the shops to buy some final items for under the tree.
We’re running to revised schedules in the Southend area over the Christmas and New Year break. You can find more details on our website. Services will be running for the whole of the holidays except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day!
You can also keep up with any changes on your smartphone and tablet using our free bus app, which we launched earlier this year. This tells you when your next bus will arrive, provides route and timetabling information and helps you locate your nearest bus stop. You can even buy a ticket direct onto your phone. To download it simply click here.
We’re always happy to listen to your feedback so if you have any queries or comments please get in touch with our Customer Services team using our web form.
To celebrate Christmas, we’ve also launched a ‘Christmas Countdown’. Find us on Facebook to take part. Some of the posts involve our bus-driving mascot, Alfie, dressed up in festive garb to become Elfie (we couldn’t resist). He visits parts of Southend and if you can guess where he is, you could win a prize. We’re offering daily travel prizes, including a week’s free bus travel or family day saver ticket, as well as bigger prizes each Monday up until the 23rd of December: £100 in shopping vouchers and a coupon for the Odeon cinema worth £75. Join in over the weekend to win one of the last remaining prizes.
To keep up with us and take part in future competitions, ‘like us’ on Facebook at Arriva Southend or follow us on Twitter at @arrivaessex
We look forward to seeing you all on board over Christmas and in the New Year!
Regional Publicity Manager, Arriva Southern Counties