Posted: Monday 18 September 2017

Warrington & Vale Royal College teams up with Network Warrington to help relaunch new 'Pops' bus service

Network Warrington’s revamped 20 and 21 bus routes, dubbed “the Pops”, will officially launch this Monday, 18 September, giving the town greater access to key locations including Warrington’s newest further education provider.

The Pops service will now run up to every 10 minutes during the day and will service key town centre locations including Orford Jubilee Hub, the Halliwell Jones Stadium, Golden Square and Warrington & Vale Royal College, formerly Warrington Collegiate.

Ben Wakerley, Managing Director at Network Warrington, Nichola Newton, Principal & Chief Executive at Warrington & Vale Royal College, unveil the new Pops bus alongside college students. Photo by Create Photography.

Ben Wakerley, Managing Director at Network Warrington, Nichola Newton, Principal & Chief Executive at Warrington & Vale Royal College, unveil the new Pops bus alongside college students. Photo by Create Photography.

New discounted group travel tickets have been introduced as part of bus route changes. Return tickets are now priced at £6 for two people, £8 for three people and £10 for four people.

Nichola Newton, Principal and Chief Executive of Warrington & Vale Royal College, said: “We are delighted to be working with Network Warrington and to see our new college name on the side of the bus is fantastic. This is the start of what is sure to be a beneficial partnership for both organisations and will allow learners improved access to our  industry-standard facilities and resources.”

Ben Wakerley, Managing Director at Network Warrington, said: “It’s great to see that we’ve managed to turn customer feedback into action and, by working with partners like Warrington & Vale Royal College, I’m sure the updated Pops service will prove a success for our passengers.

“We’re pleased that waiting times for the 20 and 21 buses have been cut and group fares introduced. It’s particularly important for us to ensure that our buses go straight to the front door of the college as frequently as possible, and hopefully the introduction of more buses will help to reduce congestion in the area with less people having to rely on other modes of transport.”

Haven’t decided on where or what to study this September? Don’t worry, it’s not too late! Warrington & Vale Royal College is still enrolling. Call into Learner Services or call 01925 494 400 for more information.

If you have any questions about the updated bus service, or want to read the updated 20/21 bus timetable, contact Network Warrington on Twitter @WarringtonBuses or visit the website at networkwarrington.co.uk

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