Bus Service Changes – Milton Keynes, Northampton, Leicester X7
From Sunday 28th July, Stagecoach will be making the following changes to their Northampton town bus services and their Milton Keynes – Northampton – Leicester service :
Service X7 : Milton Keynes – Town Centre – Market Harborough – Leicester
This service will operate broadly half-hourly between Northampton and Leicester via Market Harborough on Monday to Saturday daytimes, and hourly Sunday daytimes. The section between the Town Centre and Milton Keynes will be covered by an increased frequency on service X6.
Service X6 : Milton Keynes – Town Centre – Parklands
This service will be revised to operate between Milton Keynes and the Town Centre only. The frequency will be increased to every half-hour Monday to Saturday daytime and early evening, and hourly Sunday daytimes (to cover the withdrawal of service X7 over this section). Also, it will operate via the A45 in lieu of Hardingstone (which will be served hourly by service 7). The section between the Town Centre and Parklands will be replaced by service 6.
Service 3 : Town Centre – Camp Hill / Mereway Tesco
This service will be rerouted in East Hunsbury to serve Rowtree Road, Hilldrop Road and Clannel Road every half-hour. This will be in lieu of service 88 (Northampton – Silverstone) which operates hourly and will be rerouted via Towcester Road.
Service 5 : Southfields – Town Centre – Duston
All journeys will be rerouted via Riverside Retail Park.
Service 6 : Town Centre – Parklands
This new bus service will replace the section of service X6 between the Town Centre and Parklands, and will operate hourly Monday to Saturday daytimes.
Service 7 : Grange Park – Town Centre – Moulton Park
Between Wootton and the Town Centre this service will operate hourly via either Wootton Waitrose or Hardingstone (the latter in lieu of service X6).
Service 14 : Town Centre – Acre Lane / Moulton Park
This new bus service will replace the section of service 15 between the Town Centre and Acre Lane / Brackmills, at the same frequency as now.
Service 15 / 15A : St Crispin – Town Centre – Acre Lane / Moulton Park
This service will be revised to operate between St Crispin and the Town Centre only, with the section between the Town Centre and Acre Lane / Moulton Park replaced by service 14. The frequency will be as now.
Service 16 : Town Centre – Ecton Brook
This service will be rerouted in the Eastern District with journeys in both directions operating via Little Billing Way and Manorfield Road (in lieu of the current timetable where outbound journeys operate via Fishponds Road and inbound journeys operate via Manorfield Road and Billing Way). The frequency will be as now.
Stagecoach will upload the timetables onto their website at https://www.stagecoachbus.com/ in due course, with a link from the Council’s website.