Get Back on Board Buses in Milton Keynes
Milton Keynes City Council is campaigning to save seven bus routes after operators said they would have no option but to reduce or withdraw services if passenger numbers do not increase.
The routes are commercially run but passenger numbers dropped significantly during the pandemic, and never fully recovered, putting them at risk.
The city council has committed to funding the routes until the end of the year through the Local Transport Fund received from DfT, and is asking residents and businesses to get back on the bus if they want these routes to remain in service. If passenger numbers do not increase, it is likely that the providers will withdraw them.
The bus routes are:
- Route 21: Linking Olney, Emberton, and other northern parts of Milton Keynes.
- Route 41: Connecting Milton Keynes with neighbouring authorities via Olney.
- Route 1: Serving Newport Pagnell, Green Park, and Downs Barn.
- Route 2: Connecting Newport Pagnell, Poets’ Estate, and Downs Barn.
- Route 3: Covering Lovat Fields Village.
- Route 4: Serving Greenleys, Great Holm, and Shenley Church End.
- Route 7: Linking Oakridge Park and Great Linford
Over the winter, messages about the potential loss of service, a reminder of the routes, and the benefits of using buses (including the environmental advantages for everyone) will be shared with residents living close to the routes.’