Delivering better bus services in Hertfordshire

Published: 31 Oct 2017

Good news for residents of the Verulam Estate in St. Albans: the S7 bus route and extra services on the S8 have been funded using contributions from the King Harry Park development.

The existing S9 service will also continue to serve the area and provides a near hourly daytime service to and from the estate, six days per week.

Derrick Ashley, Hertfordshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Transport, said: “I’m pleased that we can fund these useful local bus services using contributions from developers. They’ve been designed to offer a real alternative to driving into the city centre and I hope they will attract more and more passengers.”

The routes have been designed to give residents easy and quick access to the local railway stations, the city centre and Marshalswick. The morning and evening services have been timed specifically to aid commuters and to coincide with the start of the off-peak rail service to and from London. In the other direction, residents of central and north St Albans can use the services to reach the Waitrose store adjacent to the Verulam Estate.

The buses run from 7am to 7.40pm Monday-Friday and from 8.15am to 6pm on Saturdays – so next time you need to catch a train or fancy a trip into the city centre why not leave the car at home, save your yourself the hassle and expense of parking, and enjoy a trip on the bus instead.

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