NEW Bus Service & extension to existing
New service X91 and extension to service 88
From Monday 6th November, 2017
These new services are being funded by new housing in Brackley, Silverstone and Towcester and are therefore designed to be fast and frequent, directly serving these sites and running on direct routes to their destinations.
New twice-per-hour bus service from Brackley to Silverstone and Towcester, with one per hour running on to Northampton and one to Milton Keynes.
In Brackley, service X91 will serve Market Place, Tesco, Buckingham Road, Pavillons Way, Halse Road, Northampton Road and Poppyfields Way –replacing service BB1 which is withdrawn. It will also service the Turweston Road North site once the new medical centre and employment areas are opened. Journey time from Poppyfields Way in Brackley to the centre of Milton Keynes is as little as 54 minutes. Between Brackley and Silverstone it will run directly along the A43 and between Towcester and Milton Keynes it will run directly along the A5.
Passengers wishing to travel to Northampton from Poppyfields Way, Halse Road, Pavillons Way and Buckingham Road should board the X91 towards Brackley, which will then become service 88 (on most journeys) without needing to change buses in Brackley Market Place. Through fares will be available.
Service 88 will continue to provide peak hour journeys to Northampton, whilst service X91 will introduce a new peak hour service to Milton Keynes. Furthermore, CountyConnect will continue to provide a bookable service to Brackley and Towcester throughout the day.
New twice-per-hour bus service (88 and X91) from Silverstone to Brackley. 88 will serve the White Horse stops and the X91 will remain on the A413 and serve Catch Yard Farm.
New bus service X91 runs from Silverstone every hour through the edge of Towcester and directly along the A5 in to Milton Keynes. The journey time to central Milton Keynes from Silverstone is as little as 42 minutes.
Service 88 will now divert to serve Burcote Park.
New service X91 to Milton Keynes will serve the housing area of Buckingham Way, Swinneyford Road, Bickerstaffs Road, St Lawrence Road South and Burcote Road, and will reintroduce a service for Marlow Road.
Journey time from Burcote Road to Milton Keynes is as little as 26 minutes.
We have been informed that Stagecoach service X88, which currently provides one additional journey per day between Brackley and Northampton, will be withdrawn from the same date. This means that the 0930 bus from Brackley, Whittlebury and Syresham to Northampton will no longer operate, nor will the 1403 return journey from Northampton. However both villages will continue to be served by County Connect.
Posted: Wed, 01 Nov 2017 10:50 by Stephanie Campbell