A fast ticket to ride to economic growth?

Three bus companies will be offering four new routes and single ticketing on the £91million Luton Dunstable Busway.

L13-966 Guided bus way nearly finished, Luton end
Connie Primmer
JR 33
7.8.13
L13-966 Guided bus way nearly finished, Luton end Connie Primmer JR 33 7.8.13

Together the Arriva, Centrebus and Grant Palmer GPS-tracked services will provide a service that runs up to every seven minutes at peak times after the busway opens on September 25.

Councillor Nigel Young, of Central Bedfordshire Council, reckons 15 minute journey times and improved connections for businesses are the “great benefits” of the scheme. Services will run from as early as 5.30am until late on weekdays.

Mr Young added: “By working together so closely, the councils and operators have delivered four great routes and ensured that the busway will open up a wealth of opportunities for hassle-free journeys to work, college, shopping, the theatre or just catching up with friends.”

Colin Chick, of Luton Council, said the busway will be a key asset in delivering sustainable economic growth, better access to jobs and environmental benefits.