HertsLynx to commence operation in September

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Launching on 19 September, HertsLynx is a new on-demand bus service serving villages in North and East Hertfordshire and fixed destinations in key hub towns of Stevenage, Bishop’s Stortford, Royston, Baldock, Hitchin and Letchworth, shown on the network map in purple. The HertsLynx service is designed to improve connections between rural areas and town centres, as well as expand access to employment, education, healthcare, and shopping.

Passengers will be able to use HertsLynx for travel anywhere in the ‘free-floating operating zone’ shown on the map in green. There will be no fixed routes, with passengers able to be picked up and dropped off at a number of stops within the zone. Passengers will also be able to travel from the free-floating operating zone to designated locations in the key hub towns.

The service will operate from 0700-1900hrs Monday to Saturday and 1000-1600hrs on Sundays and bank holidays, and journeys will be able to be booked in real-time or booked in advance for future journeys via the HertsLynx App, website or by telephone.
Mercedes-Benz 516CDi-based EVM Citylines have been purchased by Hertfordshire County Council for HertsLynx, with the operator yet to be confirmed at the time of going to press.

The network map for the new on-demand service. INTALINK