Number of changes to Northamptonshire bus times and services

The X4 is among the services which will see changes to its times and routes
The X4 is among the services which will see changes to its times and routes

A number of changes have been made to bus times and services across Northamptonshire.

Following the award of developer funding in Earls Barton the X4 route will be changed to run via Earls Barton Square.

This service will now run via Wilby, Main Road, Wellingborough Road, High St, Earls Barton Square, West St, B573 and the A45 during the day from Monday to Saturday.

Buses in Earls Barton will stop at Wellingborough Road/cemetery, Wellingborough Road/Prince Street, High Street/Manor Road and The Square.

To improve time keeping, journeys have been given more time between Peterborough and Northampton.

The Monday to Friday 0650 departure from Northampton to Corby Business Academy will now leave at 0637 and run up to 13 minutes earlier throughout.

During the day, journeys will no longer serve Corby village or Corby rail station and instead run direct between Weldon and George Street via Oakley Road.

Corby village and Asda will still be served by two buses an hour by service 19 and X4 journeys running to RS Components, although buses running between George Street and RS Components will no longer run via Tesco.

Between Northampton and Milton Keynes, buses have also been retimed to provide more even spacing with service X7.

The X4 route will no longer serve Grafton Regis, although the X7 will continue to offer an hourly service through the village.

Route X4 will also now serve The George pub in Wilby, to ensure a service from this stop following the rerouting of service X46 which will now run via the A45 and not serve the village.

A new timetable for route 45 will be introduced from September 1, to take account of changes to Huxlow school journeys.

Some route 39 journeys will now be re-routed to serve Hannington to replace route 37.

The 0603 and 0705 journeys from Kettering from Monday to Friday will include this, although the 0705 has been re-timed to run at 0700,

The 0603 and 0723 journeys from Kettering on Saturdays will also include this, with the 0723 re-timed to run at 0718.

Also serving Hannington will be the route 39 journeys from Northampton at 1745 from Monday to Friday, and the 1735 on Saturdays.

On school days, the 1335 journey from Northampton to Kettering will leave at 1330 and run five minutes earlier throughout.