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Hertfordshire's on-demand bus service HertsLynx to launch Friday and Saturday evening service from mid-April

HertsLynx, Hertfordshire’s on-demand bus service, is to launch a new evening service every Friday and Saturday.

From April 14, passengers will be able to travel anywhere within the operating zone from 8pm to 11.30pm and can book through the app, website or call centre.

HertsLynx launched in September 2021. It is operated by the Intalink Partnership, a collaboration between Hertfordshire's county council, its 10 district and borough councils – including East Herts Council – and bus and train companies.

The area of East and North Herts covered by HertsLynx
The area of East and North Herts covered by HertsLynx

It is designed to serve residents in a zone covering villages in North and East Herts, as well as providing transport links to fixed destinations in the key hub towns of Buntingford, Bishop's Stortford, Stevenage, Hitchin, Letchworth, Baldock and Royston.

There are no fixed routes on this service but passengers cannot travel between any two stops within the same key hub town.

Until June 30, passengers travelling on the new evening service can take advantage of the £2 maximum charge per single journey.

A HertsLynx bus at County Hall in Hertford
A HertsLynx bus at County Hall in Hertford

Introduction of the evening service is part of the county council’s Government-funded Bus Service Improvement Plan (BSIP).

It hopes to boost the evening economies in North and East Herts as well as improve access for residents who may be working outside the 9am-5pm norm, attending appointments or enjoying leisure activities.

Cllr Phil Bibby, Herts County Council’s executive member for highways and transport, said: “The introduction of a new evening service is a welcome addition to the already excellent service provided by HertsLynx.

"We've worked closely with our Intalink partners to create a service that can deliver and support growing infrastructure in our county as part of an improved and long-term sustainable transport network that meets the needs of our growing communities.”

Cllr Phil Bibby: "A welcome addition to the already excellent service."
Cllr Phil Bibby: "A welcome addition to the already excellent service."

Roads minister Richard Holden said: “People up and down the country deserve a modern, reliable and affordable public transport system. That's why we've provided Hertfordshire County Council with almost £30 million to boost its bus services.

“Supporting HertsLynx with providing a new evening service is great for local residents, who will now benefit and be able to make the most of the fantastic work, business and leisure opportunities Hertfordshire has to offer.”

For more information about HertsLynx and Intalink, see https://www.intalink.org.uk/hertslynx.

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