There are major changes to many bus routes in Milton Keynes. Some services have been withdrawn and replaced by a Demand Responsive Transport (DRT) system and there are changes to many others.
Haversham’s service, the 33, is now operated every 90 minutes by Arriva instead of Z&S and off-peak journeys will have a slight route change in Wolverton.
These services have ceased to operate and are replaced
by DRT or a route change on another service: 9, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 30, 31, 37, 80, 300, 301
There are route and/or timing changes to these services: 1, 2, 3, 4/14, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11/12, 21, 33/33A, F70/F77, X60.
You can find out more on Milton Keynes Council’s website
The new DRT service, called MK Connect, is provided by Via. It is not restricted to previous timetables or routes, and picks up passengers from their chosen destination to their required drop-off point when they want to travel.
It works like a minibus that comes when you want, where you want — book a ride straight from your phone, get picked up in minutes, and be dropped within a
short walk of your destination.
Passengers with a wheelchair or disability will always be matched with a fully accessible vehicle and the service is accessible to passengers with vision, hearing and other requirements.
The service runs from from 6 am to 11 pm Monday to Saturday and 9 am to 6 pm on Sunday.
DRT is available by smartphone app, web or phone booking. Just call
for a vehicle a few minutes before you want to travel.
Fares are £3.50 during peak hours (7am-9am, 4.30pm-6.30pm), £2.50 at all other times. Concessionary passes under the ENCTS scheme will still be valid for free travel as it is on buses, as will the All-in-One £1 fare.
Further information on the new service is available on YouTube at https://youtu.be/sUG8YXDrolU