Arriva is to increase the frequency on its Luton-Dunstable Busway Routes A and Z to five buses per hour (from four per hour) with an improved evening and Sunday frequency from 1 May. Furthermore, Arriva’s new A-Z ticket, which will be valid on the entire length of both routes, is designed to make travelling on the Busway simpler and stress free. The ticket will cover the entirety of the network for as little as £15 per week for unlimited travel. Passengers travelling to and from Houghton Regis will benefit from a very regular service, with access to up to ten buses per hour. Not only will these buses be more frequent, they will also feature E-leather seats and onboard Wi-Fi.
Linsey Frostick from Arriva said, ‘The Busway has been brilliant for customers across Luton, Dunstable and Houghton Regis, and has given local communities a hassle-free, affordable travel alternative that they can totally rely on. Having said that, we know we can do more, and we are committed to bettering bus travel in any way we can. By increasing our services, improving our interiors and introducing the flexible A-Z ticket which gives customers unlimited travel across the Busway network, we are making the bus an even more attractive option for anyone wanting to travel across the area.’
…and brings back Luton service
Arriva plans to reintroduce Route 12 to its Luton network. This follows a request by Stopsley residents to bring back the service. The route operated a service every ten minutes between Stopsley and Luton before being merged with Route 27 in 2015. It will be back on the streets from 1 May, operating to its original frequency of every ten minutes.
Linsey Frostick from Arriva said, ‘Customers are at the heart of everything we do. So when people were compelled to speak out in favour of restoring the Route 12 to its former glory, we knew we had to listen. The people of Stopsley recognised the many benefits bus travel could offer them, but they quite rightly pointed out that the new network wasn’t working for them the way that it should, and we wouldn’t be doing our jobs right if we didn’t sit up and take notice of those kind of comments. We are always grateful for the feedback we receive from our customers as we can use it to refine and improve our networks on their behalf. So the fact that we have been able to make their suggestions a reality with the reinstatement of Route 12 is both great news for us, and for the people of Stopsley, as they will now be able to enjoy easier access into Luton.’