Arriva’s long-established Green Line coach service between Luton and London has undergone some changes with a timetable revision, new commuter links direct from Stopsley, Leagrave and Marsh Farm and new ticketing options.
The round-the-clock 757 service runs seven days a week to a halfhourly frequency for the main part of the day between Luton Rail Station, the town centre, Stockwood Park and London. Extra coaches run to and from London at peak times.
There are new weekday morning journeys giving four departures from each of the Stopsley and Leagrave/Marsh Farm areas with arrivals in London between 0730 and 1040hrs and no need to change in Luton. There are also direct late afternoon/early evening journeys back from London to those areas.
Another new feature is the inclusion of free bus travel on all Arriva services in the Luton and Dunstable area with some Green Line tickets.
This applies to commuters’ Season Tickets and the Green Liner Plus ticket. This off-peak ticket gives a return trip from Luton to London and back for just £10 for adults and £5 for students and concessions. Green Liner Plus is also available to purchase on local Arriva buses so that people can start their journey close to their home and then won’t have to worry about paying again. New 10 trip tickets are also being introduced for people travelling regularly but not always five days each week.
All coaches are fitted with free WiFi, air conditioning and reclining seats and stop at Brent Cross, Finchley Road, Baker Street, Marble Arch and Victoria, giving easy access to London’s bus and tube network.
Arriva has also arranged with some of the main London tourist attractions, including Madam Tussauds, HMS Belfast and Ripley’s’ Believe It Or Not for Green Line customers to have two-for-one entry.
Arriva’s MD, Paul Adcock, said: “Our new range of Green Line tickets allows customers to start their journey on our local buses in and around Luton and Dunstable at no extra cost, and the extension of some journeys to start in outlying areas is expected to be popular with commuters who will be able to get on the coach near their home and then relax until they reach London.
“Amongst our new range of tickets is a £30 family day return ticket for up to two adults and two children travelling together and some of the commuter tickets work out at less than £51 per week.”