The University of Northampton will be switching bus transport provider to Stagecoach from next spring, taking over from Uno, which began operating the services in 2012. Stagecoach, will take over from Uno from March 2024.
Thie universtiy said the decision had been made as a result of the changing public transport landscape and a growing desire to better integrate transport services at the University of Northampton with the local town and beyond. By becoming part of the local bus network, the University of Northampton will be in a position to offer its staff, students and wider community improved links with Northampton and its neighbouring towns, the university says.
Director of Estates & Campus Services Tracey Russell said: “We are thankful for the service provided by Uno buses for the past ten years and look forward to continue delivering a gold star service with Stagecoach. We are proud of the transport links we have already built between University sites, accommodation buildings and the main travel hubs of Northampton, and we look forward to continuing to nurture these in the coming years.
“Alongside both Uno and Stagecoach, we are working hard to ensure a smooth transition between providers to minimise impact on our service users, as well as maintain value for money and quality of service.”
Managing Director at Stagecoach Midlands Mark Whitelocks added: “We are delighted to be extending our network to include these additional services. We already welcome many University of Northampton students and staff on board and we’re proud to now be serving the very heart of the University.”