Thursday, 21 August 2014

Arriva's New Services for Houghton Regis



New bus services for Houghton Regis are set to start on 31st August, a spokesperson for Arriva has said.

The company's earlier plans (see item) to stop the 38 serving Parkside and Tithe Farm have been scrapped. The earlier plans were changed after readers of Houghton Regis News Desk complained about hardships that people would have had to endure in getting to places like Wheatfield Road surgery, the L & D hospital, or to local Academies.
  
The new 38/39/38A timetable can be downloaded here

The new "A" timetable can be downloaded here.


In summary:

A – remains the same route, improved evening service on Mondays to Saturdays with buses running every 30 minutes.  Late night journeys to the airport arriving after 11pm have been removed but the link from the station can be made using 757. 
Direct journeys back to Houghton Regis from the airport can be made Mon-Fri starting at 05:10 through to 23:12. 
Direct journeys from Houghton Regis to the airport can be made Mon-Fri starting at 05:22 through to 22:30.
Weekend journeys are also possible, starting at a slightly later time.

37 – Withdrawn

38 – continues as now Monday – Saturday daytimes on a 30 minute frequency but no longer serves the Dog & Duck loop on any journey

38A – will operate Monday to Saturday evenings (roughly, after 8pm) and Sundays and will omit Parkside and Tithe Farm Road.

39 –  new route which will interwork with the 38.  39 will operate every 30 minutes between Dog & Duck, Parkside and Luton.  The 39 will not serve Dunstable.