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Record number of New Lubbesthorpe residents get on board the bus

Vectare, the company responsible for operating the NovusDirect and NovusFosse bus services in New Lubbesthorpe, has reported a record-breaking passenger count for this month!

During the first week of September 2023, passengers made just shy of 3,000 trips on the bus services, with more than 1,000 of these being to or from the New Lubbesthorpe development.

The service is funded by New Lubbesthorpe developer, the Drummond Trust, and managed by local sustainable transport consultancy GO Travel Solutions.

Peter Nathanail, Commercial & Operations Director at Vectare, expressed the company’s gratitude to both loyal and new customers, stating, “We are thrilled to see such overwhelming support for our Novus bus services. This record-breaking week is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our entire team, and it is great to see that the service is so popular, with patronage increasing week on week. We are committed to providing safe, efficient, and sustainable transport options for our communities, and we look forward to continuing to provide a dedicated service to our passengers.”

The Novus bus services form part of the promotion of sustainable travel to residents of New Lubbesthorpe coordinated by GO Travel Solutions. There is also e-bike hire, a car club, extensive travel information and travel discounts through LocalGO, to help residents use public transport, cycle and walk.

Emma Ahmed, a New Lubbesthorpe resident and LocalGO Ambassador, expressed her enthusiasm, stating, "It's wonderful to see fellow residents embracing the NovusLeicester bus services and making the most of the discounts offered through LocalGO. Vectare provides a variety of complimentary and reduced-price tickets for the bus service, which, in my opinion, has significantly boosted resident participation."

Martin Ward, on behalf of the Drummond Trust, added: “As the New Lubbesthorpe community continues to grow its fantastic to see residents choosing sustainable travel options.”


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