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Harrowden Road Closure

Harrowden Road will be closed for 24 hours a day from Monday 26th July 2021 for approximately 3 weeks in order for Anglian Water to carry out important works. During this time, our 9/9A/9B and 73 service will be following alternative routes which have been implemented in conjunction with the local authorities.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

73 Temporary Diversion

  • The 73 route will be unable to operate via London Road and Harrowden Road throughout this road closure. Buses will instead divert via Rope Walk, Cardington Road and Eastcotts Road before re-joining the normal route at Cambridge Road.
  • Buses will serve all stops along Rope Walk, Cardington Road and Eastcotts Road.
  • Route 73 bus users wishing to travel to London Road are advised to either alight on Cardington Road and walk through or to travel into Bedford Bus Station and board a short 9 service to London Road. Passengers on the 73 service can purchase through tickets to use on the 9 service if they wish.

 

Temporary 73 Timetable

73 Diversion Map

 

9a & 9b Temporary Diversion

  • The 9a and 9b routes will be unable to operate via Elstow Road, Mile Road and Harrowden Road throughout this road closure. Buses will instead divert via Rope Walk, Cardington Road and Eastcotts Road before re-joining the normal route on the A600 towards Shortstown.
  • Buses will serve all stops along Rope Walk, Cardington Road and Eastcotts Road.
  • Bus users wishing to travel to London Road are advised to either alight on Cardington Road and walk through or to travel into Bedford Bus Station and board a short 9 service to London Road. Passengers on the 9a and 9b services can purchase through tickets to use on the 9 service if they wish.

 

Temporary 9/9a/9b Timetable

9a/9b Diversion Map

Short 9 Trips To Serve London Road

  • We will be introducing a short 9 route which will operate throughout the Harrowden Road closure. This route will operate from Bedford out to London Road on a one way loop via Elstow Road and Mile Road.

Temporary 9 timetable

View the Short 9 Map

 

Evening Services

  • Short 9 trips will operate hourly to London Road via Elstow Road and Mile Road.
  • Long 9 trips will operate every 30 minutes to Shortstown.