A new fleet of buses have been introduced to cover a route from the University of Northampton to the town centre.
The five new “Enviro 200” buses have been funded by a £575,000 investment by the university and Uno Buses and will service the Route 21 which covers Park Campus, Kingsthorpe, Northampton Town Centre, Weston Favell and Rectory Farm.
Operated as a social enterprise, the routes covered by Uno Buses serve over two million passengers annually; linking the University campuses with the town centre, bus and train stations; as well as services to Daventry, Milton Keynes and Bedford.
All profits from the Uno Buses Northampton are invested back in to the university, providing capital for the University’s scholarships fund.
Terry Neville OBE, Chief Operating Officer of the University of Northampton said: “Through Uno Buses, we’re committed to delivering the best services for our customers travelling around Northamptonshire on the Uno routes. Our five new buses working on route 21 will help us improve upon our service punctuality and reliability performance and provides us with an excellent platform to develop our services further.
“This investment of £575,000, is further evidence that we are committed to providing a comprehensive bus network for local communities in Northampton. These new buses will offer savings of 18,000 litres of diesel each year, which will have a further positive impact on the sustainable travel options in the town.”