• Bookmark this page

The Best Guide for the NN12 Area

NN12 news, reviews and local events in NN12 areas including Towcester, Silverstone, Whittlebury, and communities in NN12.

Calendar of
Upcoming Events
Silverstone Park

Testimonials

"Thanks for your prompt response.  I think the site is excellent."
- Heather
Loading...

Easy Access

Sponsored by: UK PPE Warehouse

New Northants bus route connects communities in South of the County

Author: Liam Beasley Published: 21st January 2020 12:55
  The new service serves Brackley Tesco and town centre, Radstone Road, Poppyfields Road, Bicester town centre and Bicester Village Station, for the Bicester Village Designer Outlet.
The new service serves Brackley Tesco and town centre, Radstone Road, Poppyfields Road, Bicester town centre and Bicester Village Station, for the Bicester Village Designer Outlet.


A new express bus service will connect the town of Brackley to Bicester Village Railway Station after public funding was secured by Northamptonshire County Council.
 
The initial two-year contract for service 505 Brackley-Bicester started on Monday, January 13 2020 and is funded through contributions from housing developments in the Brackley area.
 
The service will run every hour, six days a week between 6am and 8pm and has been devised to allow regular travel to Bicester and onward to Oxford.
 
Cllr Jason Smithers, county council cabinet member for highways and place, said: “Sustainable travel is a priority for the county council and although the county council no longer subsidies routes in the traditional way we do work to find solutions to provide transport where we can.
 
“This new service in the south of the county is one such example and I’m delighted that we’ve been able to work with partners to launch this new route.”
 
Chris Coleman, Managing Director at Stagecoach in Oxfordshire said: “We are delighted to be a part of this new service between Brackley and Bicester. The route will provide residents in both Brackley and Bicester with a new transport link, connecting people with jobs, family, friends, great shopping and entertainment.
 
“It will also allow for connections with trains to London and further reduces the need for people to use their cars. We very much look forward to welcoming all of our new passengers.”
 
The new service serves Brackley Tesco and town centre, Radstone Road, Poppyfields Road, Bicester town centre and Bicester Village Station, for the Bicester Village Designer Outlet.
 
Buses in the peak hours are co-ordinated to connect with London commuter trains with the first bus and last bus of the day also connecting Farthinghoe with Bicester.
 
The new route has been made possible by working in partnership with Stagecoach Oxfordshire. A new vehicle with on-board Wi-Fi and charging sockets for mobile devices has been ordered and will be available later in the year.
Bookmark and Share

Report this article as inappropriate

Comments

Jane H
At 11:56 on 22nd January 2020, Jane H commented:
Yippee! This makes a difference to me, can use it on Friday getting the train instead of having to go to Banbury.

You need to log in before you can do that! It's only a quick registration process to join the AMA network and completely free.

Sign in or join now to post a comment
Find a Local Business Get the NN12 Newsletter!
Loading...
Back to Top
© Copyright 2005-2020 AboutMyArea

AboutMyArea Privacy Policy

NN12: NN12 Home | News | Community | Business Directory | Villages | Charities | Recipes | Article Archive | Contact Us
AboutMyArea: Home | Site Map | Contact AboutMyArea | Terms & Conditions | Community Guidelines | Franchise Opportunity | Help

About Cookies