The better way to get around Stevenage
There’s lots of great reasons to use Arriva buses to travel in and around Stevenage right now. For a start, we’ve made significant improvements that mean the bus is much more reliable. And if you download our app to your phone you can get live information to let you know exactly when your bus is coming.
What’s more, those trips into town to get your presents will be way easier without having all the hassle – and cost – of parking.
It’s the quick and easy way to work too, whether you’re commuting on the train from Stevenage rail station, or working locally.
On a wooded hill in North Hertfordshire, a small community gathered in Saxon times and began to settle the land on which Stevenage now stands. They called it ‘Stigenace’, meaning ‘at the strong oak’. Communities settled at Chells, Woolenwick, Broadwater and Shephall. London suffered great bomb damage during the War and something needed to be done to ease the housing pressure as bombsites and slums were cleared. In 1946, Stevenage was chosen as the site of the first ‘new town’, one of eight in the Greater London area. Each new town would provide housing for 60,000 people.