New bus services to launch in Milton Keynes this weekend

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Two new bus services, linking more areas of Milton Keynes’ with the city centre are being launched this Sunday (August 28).

Bus number 301, operated by Red Rose, will connect CMK and Milton Keynes Central Station with the Whitehouse and Fairfields developments in the Western Expansion Area and then on to Stony Stratford.

The service is being funded by Milton Keynes Council through the Milton Keynes Tariff with more buses expected to be introduced over time as these areas grow.

There are also journeys specially timed to get Fairfields residents to the new Whitehouse Primary School, until Fairfields Primary opens next September.

Bus number 15, also operated by Red Rose, will connect Milton Keynes Central Station and CMK with Oakgrove and Kingston.

The service is being funded by Milton Keynes Council through the Section 106 developer contributions from the Oakgrove site and is in addition to Z&S services 11 and 12 which run past Oakgrove along Brickhill Street.

Both the 15 and the 301 buses run hourly all week, including Sundays and public holidays during the daytime and in the evenings.

“With easy access low floor buses, residents will now get not only a well-deserved bus service, but also a genuine alternative to using the car,” said Cllr Liz Gifford, Cabinet member with responsibility for Transport.

“As more people come to live and work in Milton Keynes we want to see enhanced, modern and effective public transport systems to help reduce future congestion, giving people choice about how to move around Milton Keynes.”