Final steps being taken for new provider to run bus route in North Northamptonshire

Buses and transport

10 July 2024

Moves are being made to guarantee that a bus service connecting the towns of Wellingborough and Bozeat will continue to operate uninterrupted.

North Northamptonshire Council is making final arrangements to secure an operator for the W8 service – which also runs through Wollaston – after the previous provider gave notice on running the route.

The new provider would pick up operating the council-subsidised service on July 29 – the date the current contract is due to cease.

This is a vital route for many people. Connecting our communities, especially the rural ones, is essential for keeping people in touch and to help the economy.

I’m delighted that we’ve been able to work with another bus company to help find a solution and we’re committed to making sure the service will not be interrupted - demonstrating our commitment to bus services in the area.
Cllr Matt Binley, the Council’s Executive Member for Highways, Travel and Assets
We’re committed to keeping communities connected, which has multiple benefits all round for our residents and for businesses.

It’s great that we’re able to step in and find a new provider and our aim is to be able to do this without a gap in service.
Jason Smithers, Leader of the Council