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Thursday, 26 July 2012

Uno Buses in Northampton


Uno Buses has entered into a joint venture with the University of Northampton to operate bus services in Northampton from September 2012. The services – routes 18 & 19 - will mainly link the 2 campuses in Northampton with the city centre, bus and rail station and will be a 7 day service during term time. The core route will operate using Mercedes Citaro buses in a livery that will be a variation of the Uno Buses pink and purple livery and the operation will be based at the Northampton University Park campus.

Uno Buses is a wholly owned subsidiary of the University of Hertfordshire and operates 90 buses on commercial services in Hertfordshire.  The University of Hertfordshire is an award winning business facing University with a turnover of £250m per annum and approximately 25000 staff and students.  The University of Northampton is a leading university in integrating teaching and research activities with social enterprise and has a student and staff body of 15000.

James Thorpe, Managing Director, Uno Buses.


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Thursday, 5 July 2012

Uno Service Revisions. July 29th 2012


On July 29th 2012 there are changes to several of  Uno's bus times & routes. Here is a summary of the adjustments - Check out the new timetables on the Uno or Intalink websites. (Edit: Timetables will be viewable closer to 29th July).

600/650 Business Park Shuttle
    Extra buses at off peak times between Hatfield rail station and the business park - See 620 or 658.

601
•   Timetable changes including later evening buses.
•   New fare zones for Oakland College students.
•   Routes 601, 602, 657 and 658 run up to every 10 minutes between UH deHavilland and St Albans during the day.

602
•   Hatfield buses will stop at deHavilland bus interchange instead of by the Comet Hotel.
•   Routes 601, 602, 657 and 658 run up to every 10 minutes between UH deHavilland and St Albans during the day.

603
•   Off peak buses will be extended from the Business Park to Tesco at Oldings Corner.
•   University term time buses will run every 15 minutes between Welwyn Garden City, Queen Elizabeth II Hospital, Hatfield rail station & town centre and UH The Forum.

604
•   Replaced by additional buses on route 603.

610
•   Minor changes to peak time buses.
•   New bus to and from Dame Alice Owen School.

615
•   Between RNO Hospital and Stanmore station buses will run along Wood Lane instead of Canons Corner.
•   Monday to Friday daytime buses will run every 30 minutes.
•   New Saturday buses will run every hour.

620
•   Renumbered 657, with minor timetable changes.
•   Peak time buses between Redbourn and Hemel Hempstead are withdrawn.
•   Off peak buses will be extended from Hatfield rail ration to Business Park.

621
•   Now runs between Bricket Wood and St Albans.
•   School day bus between Watford and Townsend School is unchanged.

622
•   More buses at peak times
•   Improved off peak service runs every hour until early afternoon.

625
•   New timetable and route - now a circular tour around the Jackmans and Grange Estates in Letchworth.
•   Routes 625 and 635 run every 30 minutes between Stevenage, Hitchin and Letchworth.

634
•   New timetable
•   New route in Hemel Hempstead now includes Bennetts End and Apsley.

635
•   Buses will continue from Letchworth to Baldock Market Place, with some buses also continuing to Clothall Common.
•   The Grange Estate will be served by route 625.
•   Diversion via Pin Green at peak times is withdrawn.
•   New buses on Saturdays and Sundays will run every 2 hours.
•   New connections at Baldock with route 700 for connections to Bishop's Stortford and Stansted Airport.

641
•   Minor timetable changes.

646/647
•   New special school services linking Flamstead and Redbourn to Harpenden schools.

658
•   No change to buses between Borehamwood and St Albans.
•   Buses will continue to Hatfield Business Park via Fleetville, UH de Havilland campus, The Galleria, Hatfield town centre and rail station.
•   Routes 601, 602 657 and 658 run up to every 10 minutes between UH deHavilland and St Albans.

659
•   New evening journey from St Albans to London Colney on Mondays to Saturdays.

700
•   Now runs between Baldock and Stansted Airport guaranteed connections at Baldock to route 635 towards Letchworth, Hitchin, Stevenage and Hatfield.

712/714
•   Minor changes to timetable.

HA1
•   New timetable with improved links to Harpenden Schools from Cross Lane and Aldwickbury.
•   New later bus to Aldwickbury and Cross Lane.
•   Extra buses on Saturday afternoons.

821/884
•   These routes are withdrawn as part of Hertfordshire County Council's school transport review.