Go to navigation
It is currently Sun Dec 11, 2016 10:03 am

All times are UTC




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Buses to Ribston Hall
PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 2:59 am 
Offline

Joined: Thu Oct 18, 2012 12:26 pm
Posts: 6
Anyone know how, where and when any buses go from Cheltenham, other than the 7.30 from the racecourse? Also I hear you have to buy an annual pass?? Not fair if parents live apart. First daughter goes to Pates and we just buy 11 rides for £15 and we can pick and choose how we use them.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 9:14 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon Aug 01, 2011 10:28 am
Posts: 1775
Hi, the company that travels from Cheltenham is Express Travel on 01452 550612.

The only time I know is the "Route 2" bus which arrives at 7.45 (very ish!)at Arle Court and this is the last pick up before arriving at Ribston and then onto Crypt. Someone will be along to tell you the time for the Texaco garage at Westall Green (I believe it stops at the Texaco garage on the A40 Grantham Rd as well). I understand the "racecourse bus" also stops at Longlevens but really not sure.

The bus drops off at 4.10(also very ish!) at Arle Court and then onto the rest of Cheltenham.

It costs about £1200 per year but I think some people pay monthly by Direct Debit.

To be honest, I'm really not impressed with the company and believe it to be a bit of a shambles, but don't want to go into it on an open forum. It is however the only option for us, other than a public bus into the bus station at Gloucester and then another one to Ribston, which she may well do eventually - when I can be sure she would be able to organise herself for a bus change at the depot; I can but dream!


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 5:41 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat Sep 19, 2009 8:07 pm
Posts: 28
Location: United Kingdom
Quote:
To be honest, I'm really not impressed with the company and believe it to be a bit of a shambles, but don't want to go into it on an open forum. It is however the only option for us, other than a public bus into the bus station at Gloucester and then another one to Ribston, which she may well do eventually - when I can be sure she would be able to organise herself for a bus change at the depot; I can but dream!


I totally agree and am now faced with my DS getting the same bus to crypt! I have even thought about hiring a bus and my husband taking his PSV licence!


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 9:26 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon Aug 01, 2011 10:28 am
Posts: 1775
I totally agree and am now faced with my DS getting the same bus to crypt! I have even thought about hiring a bus and my husband taking his PSV licence![/quote]

I think you would get a fair bit of support!


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 9:38 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon Feb 28, 2011 10:18 am
Posts: 58
r


Last edited by platypus on Fri Oct 11, 2013 11:24 am, edited 1 time in total.

Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 4:10 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat Sep 19, 2009 8:07 pm
Posts: 28
Location: United Kingdom
platypus wrote:
The Cheltenham - Gloucester train journey is about 10 minutes, and frequent.

The number 10 bus stops outside the bus station (a few minutes walk from the train station, very easy), and then wiggles past Ribston and Crypt (there is a number 10 bus stop at Crypt).

You can get a season ticket for the train - ask for a season ticket for the specific dates, you don't have to buy them in particular size chunks (e.g. one month/one week). If you don't buy a season ticket it costs slightly more, £2.20 per day.

You can get flexiriders for the bus parts of the journey: on the bus you buy a flexirider card with 12 slots on it, for the price of 10 journeys (£12) - use one slot for each separate journey.

Or, the number 10 and 94 buses go all the way from Cheltenham to Gloucester - the number 10 is quite a slow journey, though.

ETA: the 07:45 train to Gloucester gets them to school on time; the 07:17 number 10 bus from the promenade gets them there on time.


Thank you so much for this info! Son has been offered Crypt so that's a lot of money each month, :shock:
Older sister at Ribston so more than happy for train with her chaperoning... She would hate it!!! :lol: will look into it


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 1:52 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Oct 14, 2012 7:15 pm
Posts: 5
Hi, I also have a son who is starting Crypt in September and we live in Churchdown. Very interested if anyone come up with any alternative transport arrangements that could pick up along the Cheltenham Road East as we have not had much luck with existing bus services???


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 

All times are UTC


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
CALL 020 8204 5060
   
Privacy Policy | Refund Policy | Disclaimer | Copyright © 2004 – 2016