Route News 2018

Changes to bus services in and around Peterborough (latest items first). For older news see the Archive page.

For details of temporary route diversions and changes (due to roadworks, special events, weather etc) see the local Stagecoach page, Delaine's Twitter page and First's Current Issues page for X1 alterations.

New early-morning journey from Hampton

bullet From Monday February 19th there will be a new early journey on Citi 6 leaving Hampton Vale at 0545 on Mondays to Fridays. There will also be a journey from Queensgate to Hampton at 0625.


Major changes to Excel X1 from February 4th

bullet There will be major timetable and route changes to Excel X1 Peterborough - Kings Lynn - Norwich from Sunday February 4th. The route will now be known as XL rather than X1, and Thorney will be served only hourly, being bypassed by alternate journeys (as are Walpole and Terrington St John). All relevant destination pages now have versions valid from February 4th (click on Country for a list of destinations) and the full timetable is on the First Group website and also on the Routes page.


Changes to Stagecoach routes 2, 3 and 23 from January 14th

bullet From January 14th, to improve reliability, route 2 is allowed two minutes extra running time arriving at Queensgate from Paston, and will run two minutes later on the section Queensgate - Thorpe Wood - South Bretton - City Hospital. This applies on Mondays to Saturdays until 1830.

bullet As a result, route 3 runs one minute later City Hospital - North Bretton - Westwood - Queensgate and three minutes earlier Queensgate to North Bretton. The Queensgate - Park Farm section is more radically retimed with departures from Queensgate at 03, 13, 23, 33, 43, 53 minutes past each hour (five minutes later than before), returning from Ellwood Avenue at 07, 17, 27, 37, 47, 57 minutes past each hour. Once again, evening and Sunday timings are unchanged. Chapel Street in Stanground will no longer be served.

bullet Certain Lynch Wood to Queengate Monday to Friday evening peak journeys on route 23 will also be retimed: the journeys at 1812, 1842 and 1912 will run eight minutes later at 1820, 1850, 1920 (Queensgate to Lynch Wood at 1800, 1830, 1900 run five minutes later).

bullet The new route timetables from January 14th can be found under "Routes" (and of course on the Stagecoach website), whilst all destination pages have also now been updated, with links from the "City" page.

08/01/18, updated 10/01/18

Stagecoach route 21 serving Amazon

bullet A small alteration to the recenty introduced Stagecoach service 21 linking Bretton and Queensgate with the Amazon Distribution Centre takes place from Monday January 8th. The 2210 journey from Amazon will now leave at 2225 and run 15 minutes later throughout, no doubt to fit in with shift patterns at Amazon.


Rail Fares to London

bullet Rail fares will increase by an average of 3.4% from January 2nd, 2018. For many years I have included on this website a list of walk-on rail fares between Peterborough and London, and this has now been updated to show the new 2018 fares from January 2nd. It can be found in the main menu or by clicking here. Older versions can be found on the Archive page.