Arriva’s route A buses linking Dunstable to London Luton Airport have begun operating 24 hours day, as of August Bank Holiday Sunday 26.
Thanks to the support of Luton Borough Council and the airport itself, the operator has decided to extend to route to run throughout the day.
The service now operates ‘at least every 30 minutes’ overnight, enabling holiday-makers, commuters and airport employees to rely on the bus no matter the time of day (or night).
Linsey Frostick, General Manager for Arriva Luton, said: “We recognise the impact that our existing services have on aiding people to travel more freely both locally, and beyond.
“But by extending route A to operate 24 hours a day from Dunstable as well as Luton, we are aiming to provide a more robust network that really does support the travel demands of people living in the local area.”
Cllr Paul Castleman, portfolio holder for environment at Luton Council, added: “This is excellent news for those living and working along the route.
“Having a 24-hour service between the interchange in Luton and the Airport has been really beneficial to those living locally. By extending it all the way to Dunstable, many more residents will also have access to this great service.
“It will provide links to the station 24 hours a day and to the big employment areas at the Airport and in Dunstable. We are very pleased to be able to support this development and it is testament to the great partnership working between the Council and Arriva.”