Stagecoach bus timetable changes

From the 30th October there will be changes to bus services across Northamptonshire to provide a more sustainable bus service for the future.

The changes are necessary to better reflect customer travel patterns that have changed over the last 2 years and ensure that the networks operated are sustainable. The changes come after a period of consultation with North Northamptonshire Council and West Northamptonshire Council as part of all parties’ commitment to review the bus networks and work in partnership to deliver improvements to the network in the future.

These changes reflect the way customers now travel as well as the cost of running bus routes and the availability of staff to drive and maintain them. Following the changes buses will run more reliably helping Stagecoach to deliver a better service.

Here’s how the changes will affect Rushden Lakes:

Services X46 & X47 (Northampton to Rushden/Raunds)

  • Both services will continue to run hourly between Northampton and Wellingborough. Both services will then take different routes…
  • Service X46 will then run via Irchester to Rushden and end at Rushden Lakes (replacing Service 49).
  • Service X47 will continue to run hourly from Wellingborough to Rushden Lakes, Rushden and end at Raunds (similar to previous timetables).
  • Buses on Saturdays will operate more frequently and provide a 30-minute service between Northampton and Rushden Lakes.

Click here for the timetable.

Service 50 (Kettering to Bedford)

  • Buses will continue to run hourly Monday to Saturday, with a two hourly frequency on Sundays.
  • Additional stops in Kettering.
  • Timetable will allow connections between Services 48 and 50 in Irthlingborough.
  • Similar to previous timetables.

Click here for the timetable.

For more information on changes affecting services in Northamptonshire please click here.