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We're making changes to some routes and times from Monday 2nd November.
With most students now on new timetable plans, we need to make a few changes to meet a reduced demand for our morning and afternoon buses. We've added extra lunchtime trips on several routes since the start of Term - these will continue to run for the foreseeable future.
From Swindon and the south:
There are no changes to our start or end of day buses from Stroud or the north. Our lunchtime 852 will leave Merrywalks 5 minutes earlier at 1155, with the return departing College one hour earlier at 1235 (not 1330 from the town centre). We'll still run lunchtime buses on 861 and 866 for other students travelling in the middle of the day.
You can also purchase a 4-week Megarider Gold ticket, which covers you for unlimited travel on all Stagecoach West bus services.
Buy your ticket on the bus from your driver and you'll be ready to travel the same day. Or purchase your ticket through the website for delivery to your home address in 3-5 working days.
In September 2020, this ticket will cost £82.50.
Our 1-week Megarider Gold covers you for unlimited travel on all Stagecoach West bus services. This ticket is available to purchase on the bus from your driver for £22.50. It's even cheaper when you buy through the Stagecoach Bus App for £21.