New Corby bus service is just the ticket

The new bus will help Corby people who work at LineCross in Rutland

The new bus will help Corby people who work at LineCross in Rutland

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A new bus service is making things a lot easier for workers travelling from Corby into Rutland.

The new route, which operates early in the morning and late at night, is based around the shift patterns at major Rutland employers in and around South Luffenham (including CS Ellis and LineCross).

Buses leave Corby (Lyvedon Way) at 5.07am and 1.07pm, before heading to Rutland via Sower Leys Road, Beanfield Avenue, Forest Gate Road and Studfall Avenue.

The return services from South Luffenham arrive back into Corby at 3pm, 11pm and 1am.

Cllr Terry King, deputy leader of Rutland County Council, said: “We know our major employers attract many people from the Corby area and the council was fortunate to receive a government grant to set up this service. It costs £2 for a single journey and £4 for a return journey, but discounts are available for monthly or annual tickets.

“The timetable is based around the shift patterns at our major employers so we hope it will be well used by those travelling into the county.”

Full details of the new service are available on the council website including a leaflet and timetable available for download.

The new employment bus service from Corby is part of the same project that has recently seen the launch of a new Shorelink tourist bus service, operating seven days a week, linking Rutland Water with towns of Oakham and Uppingham.

Last year, Rutland County Council was awarded £4 million to introduce the new bus services, as well as develop a new transport interchange in Oakham town centre.

The transport interchange will be completed by 2015 and will provide easier access to all forms of travel including train, bus, taxi, cycle hire, as well as a ‘wheels to work’ scheme.

For more information about the tourism bus visit www.rutland.gov.uk/shorelink or for general council inquiries head to www.rutland.gov.uk.