Arriva has made changes to its services across from September as the bus operator looks to improve its reliability for passengers.
The existing 300 and 301 routes will be split in two at St Albans, with a new service 302 overlapping the two sections between Hemel Hempstead and Welwyn Garden City.
As a result, timetables will be revised and will also provide improved evening and Sunday services.
From September 1, the services will run to the following routes:
300: Hemel Hempstead – Bennetts End – Leverstock Green – St Albans City Station (Mondays to Saturdays only)
301: St Albans – Hatfield – QEII Hospital – Welwyn Garden City – Knebworth – Stevenage – Lister Hospital
302: Hemel Hempstead – Adeyfield – Maylands (at peak times) – Leverstock Green – St Albans City Hospital – St. Albans – Hatfield – Stanborough – Welwyn Garden City
The through service between Hemel Hempstead and Stevenage will no longer be provided.
However, the journey can still be made by taking services 300 or 302 from Hemel Hempstead to St Albans, and either changing onto the 301, or staying on the 302 to Welwyn Garden City before changing there, onto the 301.
This will operate as normal between Hemel Hempstead and St Albans City Station.
This will operate as normal between Stevenage, Lister Hospital and St Albans City Centre.
The evening service between Stevenage and Hatfield will increase frequency to hourly, and new later journeys will also be introduced.
This new route will replace the 301 between Hemel Hempstead and St Albans, continuing to and from Hatfield, before following the old 300 route to Welwyn Garden City via Birchwood and Stanborough.
During Sunday shopping hours, the 301 and 302 will provide a combined 30-minute service between Hatfield and St Albans.
Arriva’s money-saving day, weekly and 4-weekly tickets for the Hemel Hempstead, Welwyn & Hatfield, North Herts Plus and Stevenage zones are valid for travel on services 300, 301 and 302 within the relevant zone.
Orbit and All Zone tickets can also be used throughout the length of these routes.
For more information on all the changes across the area, passengers can visit arrivabus.co.uk/300-301-302