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New bus station opening date

by Jill Hope on 12 February, 2014

THE NEW NORTHGATE BUS STATION at the top of the Drapery will be officially opened on Saturday, 1st March at 11am. It will come into service on Sunday 2nd March. Buses to Daventry, Rugby, Duston, Swan Valley and Upton will depart from the Drapery. Coaches will arrive and depart from Victoria Street alongside the Upper […]

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RECENT TRAFFIC GRIDLOCK arising from work building the new Northampton station has led to speculation about when, and if, St James Mill Road will be opened up for through traffic. This will join the rear of Nene Valley and St James’ Retail Parks as well as B&Q on the west side of Towcester Road to […]

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HS2 (High Speed Two) – why I’m a strong supporter

by Jill Hope on 17 November, 2013

The most important case for HS2 in Northamptonshire is the lack of capacity on the West Coast Main Line (WCML). This serves Northampton via the loop line and Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow and many other towns on the main line. From about 2020 there will be little or no spare capacity on the line, which is […]

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STOP PRESS: Please note that Westbridge on St James’ Road will be CLOSED to all traffic from 7pm tp 6am for 10 days from Wednesday, 13 November. This is for work to prepare for new access and roads layout for the the new Northampton Castle Station on which work has just started for completion next […]

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Changes to Bus Services – April 2013

by Jill Hope on 19 April, 2013

Following the decision by First Northampton to withdraw some bus routes, Stagecoach has announced changes to some of their routes, notably numbers 10 and 12. Please check the links to these services in the right-hand column, or follow this link to Stagecoach’s news item and timetables.

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Please note: new timetable posted effective 15 April 2012 see right hand column for details.

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Bus service 28 – timetable update

by Jill Hope on 9 January, 2012

Sleepless in Hunsbury?

by Jill Hope on 24 April, 2011

IS THERE a traffic noise problem in West Hunsbury? Residents in Dalestones, Claystones and Marlstones, at the end of Ladybridge Drive, at the junction of Upton Way and Danes Camp Way are complaining about excess traffic noise since the new industrial area was opened up behind the estate known locally as both ‘Hunsbury Meadows’ and […]

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THE Department for Transport (DfT) has stated that the West Coast Main Line (WCML) is now twice as busy as when it was last upgraded. That upgrade caused 10 years of disruption for commuters from Northampton to London. Some people who object to High Speed 2, the proposed new high speed rail link to Birmingham […]

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THE RECENT M1 Motorway chaos was caused by a fire under the motorway south of London Gateway (formerly Scratchwood) Services.

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