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Pilot West Hunsbury bus service to be introduced

22 May 2024

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A new number 13 bus service between West Hunsbury and Northampton town centre will be piloted from next week, restoring links to Tesco Mereway.

The pilot will run from Tuesday 28 May until spring 2025 and could be extended further, depending on usage by residents and additional funding becoming available.

The 13 bus service will be delivered by Stagecoach and will provide connectivity to key local services and the town centre.

The service is possible thanks to West Northamptonshire Council being awarded funding from the Department for Transport (DfT) Bus Service Improvement Plan (BSIP+) to support the delivery of the service.

We are delighted that Stagecoach will be operating the 13 bus service from 28 May. This service will provide easier access for local residents, as well as essential connectivity for shoppers and students. We look forward to it being reinstated from the end of this month.Cllr Phil Larratt, Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport
We are pleased to be running this trial on behalf of West Northamptonshire Council. We understand that the community in West Hunsbury is keen to see a service restored and it’s great that we’ll be able to play our part in making that happen. We look forward to welcoming passengers onboard.Mark Whitelocks, Managing Director, Stagecoach Midlands
Local people deserve a modern, reliable, and affordable public transport system. I'm delighted to have worked alongside the local council and local MPs to give West Northamptonshire Council more than £1 million to boost its bus services.

Introducing the new number 13 bus is great for local residents in Northamptonshire, who will now enjoy a brand new service so that they can reach West Hunsbury and Northampton town centre more easily and with greater peace of mind.
Guy Opperman, Roads Minister

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