New route and service improvements  - services 418, 464 and B1

6 months ago Fri 22nd Dec 2023

New bus route and service improvements  - services 418, 464 and B1

Friday 22 December 

Service 418 - Wooler to Alnwick

From 03 January Borders Buses will take over service 418; Wooler to Alnwick via Belford, Bamburgh and Craster. The service is currently operated by bus operator Travelsure; on behalf of Northumberland County Council. The route will be re-launched in the new year with some minor changes. 

The amends, which are being introduced following customer feedback and consultation with Northumberland County Council, include a slight variation to the bus timings and extended journeys between Wooler and Belford.   

Service 464 - simplified timetable

Also from 03 January, a simplified timetable will be launched on service 464; Berwick-Upon-Tweed to Wooler, via Lowick and Scremerston. The updated service will see the removal of the Railway St to Ramparts section of the route, customers looking to travel this section of the route can do so on service B1, Berwick Town. 

Service B1 - additional hourly nighttime journeys

The B1, Berwick town service will have a revamp from 28 January, with additional hourly nighttime journeys plus an extra Sunday journey.  

From Monday to Saturday, the last journey serving all stops will be 2157hrs with an additional 2257hrs journey serving Ramparts to Highcliffe only.  

To make the town service hourly on a Sunday an extra daytime journey will be added, departing Ramparts at 1327hrs. The new evening journeys will serve all areas until 2127hrs with an extra journey at 2227hrs serving Ramparts to Highcliffe only. 

Claire Lark, operations manager at Borders Buses, said: “We are pleased to be working in partnership with Northumberland County Council and delighted to be introducing more journeys for the town, as well as increasing frequency and adding new locations to our bus network. We hope local people make full use of and benefit from the new route and extra journeys"

The new route and service improvements are operated on behalf of Northumberland County Council. 

All bus times are available from bordersbuses.co.uk or from the Borders Buses app, available from your preferred app store. 

Single fares for all services operating in England are capped at £2 and for those using the wider Borders Buses network a suit of discounted tickets are available from the Borders Buses app including a Borderless 24-hour ticket (£10.95), Borderless 3-day Bundle (£27.25) and Borderless 5-day bundle (£44), All Borderless tickets offer unlimited travel across the full Borders Buses network, excluding Pingo