Stagecoach to provide new bus route in a Northamptonshire town after W4 service scrapped

The new route will start running from December 7.
The new route will start running from December 7.
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A new bus service is set to run through Wellingborough from next month after the W4 route in the town was controversially scrapped.

Earlier this month our sister paper the Northants Telegraph covered one resident’s anger after it was announced the route, which runs through the Redwell housing estate, would stop running on December 5.

Operator Meridian Bus said the decision was down to the fact that the service was no longer commercially viable, with Northamptonshire County Council immediately looking at options for the future of the service.

And now the council has confirmed that a new bus route through the estate, operated by Stagecoach, will start running on December 7.

The 44 route will take in Church Street - Park Road - Gold Street - Broad Green - Hardwick Road - Torrington Road - Vicarage Farm Road - Hardwick Road - Gleneagles Drive - Barnwell Road (clockwise) - Gleneagles Drive - Hardwick Road - Vicarage Farm Road - Torrington Road - Hardwick Road - High Street - Church Street.

The route will then become a separate service to Irthlingborough.

A Northamptonshire County Council spokesman said: “Following discussions, we have confirmed that Stagecoach will provide a new service for Wellingborough which will cater for passengers who currently use Meridian’s W4 bus service, which is due to end on December 5.

“The new service will begin on Monday, December 7, and full details are available at www.northamptonshire.gov.uk.”

To view the timetable for the new service, click here.