A university has launched a bus service to serve the needs of staff, students and the public.
The Cranfield Connect service links Bedford and Milton Keynes railway station via Cranfield University and Cranfield village with an hourly service running late into the evenings and at weekends.
Its distinctive pink and purple liveried buses can also be seen running on a peak time service from Flitwick and Newport Pagnell.
Ian Sibbald, finance director at the university said: “This is definitely a win-win for the university and the local community. Local people get a more regular service running into the evenings and weekends and the university has access to a bus service which is more financially viable and therefore sustainable.”
As a ‘hail’ service, it means that the Cranfield Connect will stop at any designated bus stop on its route to collect passengers.
All the buses have free WiFi and offer a low, level entrance and space for pushchairs and a wheelchair. The drivers are regulars on the routes so are familiar with the local area.