Number 16 bus service extended to Royston Gateway

Published: 07 Nov 2019

Royston’s town centre bus service is being extended, from Monday 11 November, to serve the new Royston Gateway Development.

The number 16 bus service will run Monday to Saturday, every 45 minutes, making it an easy and stress-free way to travel around the town, all without the hassle and cost of finding parking. The route currently runs on a town centre loop starting and ending at Roysia Surgery in Burns Road.

The extended route will now include Royston Gateway, located to the north of the town centre, as well as stopping throughout the day in Royston Industrial Estate.

Hertfordshire County Council has secured section 106 funding from the Gateway’s developers to reroute the service, which is operated by Richmond’s Coaches.

Simon Aries, Assistant Director of Transport, Waste and Environmental Management at Hertfordshire County Council, said: “It’s important that new developments are accompanied by improvements to our transport network, as otherwise pressure on our roads will only increase.

“We hope that the rerouting of the service will attract more and more passengers, including drivers, who make the decision to leave their cars at home. The funding for the route is time limited so to ensure its success and on-going provision it is essential that it develops into a well-used service”