Thamesdown Transport passengers in North Swindon will see changes to some of their bus services from 2 September.
Service 15a, covering Haydon Wick, Redhouse, Oakhurst and Taw Hill, is to be renumbered 15 and extended beyond the town centre to Old Town and East Wichel. It will run every 20 minutes, Mondays to Fridays, and every 30 minutes on Saturdays.
Service 12 will start at St Andrews Ridge and run into town every 30 minutes via Abbey Meads, Haydon Wick, Haydon End and Akers Way, replacing Service 15. It will then carry on as now via Old Town to the Great Western Hospital.
The new service 24 will connect Blunsdon and the town centre via Cricklade Road and Tesco Extra on Ocotal Way. This will be an hourly service and provide a quicker travel time.
Service 11 between Haydon Wick and East Wichel will run every 15 minutes, terminating at the bus station.
Passengers travelling to the south of the town centre will need to change to services 12 or 15 from Fleming Way.
Paul Jenkins, managing director of Thamesdown Transport, said: “We have reviewed the changes we made in January and they need modifying to help ensure that our buses run as punctually and reliably as possible. A change of bus will be needed for some cross-town journeys, but the new direct link from North Swindon to Old Town and Croft will be of benefit to those who work at Nationwide and the nearby businesses.
“Whilst the link from Blunsdon to the Orbital Shopping Park will be discontinued, passengers will be able to arrive in town faster due to the changes to their route.”
Changes are also being made to Services 3, 17, 18 and 28.
Leaflets with all change information will be available from 23 August from the Travel Shop in Fleming Way, on the buses, and on www.thamesdownbus.com