Commuters will be able to take advantage of a new route serving the town centre, the Designer Outlet, the Link Centre and Lydiard Fields from Monday 9 December.
Service 28 will complement the existing Service 27 and meet the expected increase in passengers due to Openwork moving their office from the TriCentre in the town centre to Lydiard Fields. It will run on Mondays to Fridays, except Bank Holidays.
The morning service will run from the bus station from 7.15am approximately every 30 minutes until 9.30am. It will call at the railway station and Designer Outlet and then run via West Swindon’s Link Centre to Lydiard Fields, with a stop on Whitehill Way that will also serve Windmill Hill business park. The journey time will be 17 minutes.
The return afternoon service will commence at 4.15pm from Lydiard Fields, with additional services at 4.50pm, 5.25pm and 6.05pm.
Thamesdown managing director, Paul Jenkins, said: “Openwork approached us to help support their employees in the move from the town centre by funding an extra bus service to Lydiard Fields which would offer a convenient alternative to using their cars.
“The service is also open to the public and together with Service 27 will provide a choice of ten buses from the town centre to Lydiard Fields during the morning commute and nine buses to return in the afternoon.
“As well as being able to buy a single or a Dayrider from the driver, the full range of Thamesdown smartcard tickets will be valid on Service 28, such as the weekly TravelPass for £14, or the Multi-Dayrider which gives six separate days’ travel for £18.”
For more information on Service 28, visit www.thamesdownbus.com.