Arriva makes commuting easy for Magna Park
Arriva Buses have joined forces with IDI Gazeley to ensure people are able to get even easier access to Lutterworth-based Magna Park.
The new X45 service, which launches on 3rd April 2016, will connect Magna Park with Lutterworth, Glen Parva, Narborough Road, Leicester City Centre, Beaumont Leys and Thurmaston, giving employees a greener, cleaner, more affordable way of getting into work.
Operating seven days a week, the service has been designed to meet the needs of the many shift workers employed at Magna Park. As well as providing fast and direct journeys to and from Europe’s largest dedicated distribution location, the X45 will also offer those employed there the opportunity to make savings using Arriva’s range of multi-journey tickets.
“We’re delighted to be working with Magna Park to open up access for the many people employed there,” said Steve Smith, Arriva’s Area Manager in Leicester. “Our new service offers a simple, hassle-free way to commute, whilst cutting down congestion on the roads in and around the site. It presents a great value for money option for commuters, whilst giving them back valuable ‘me time’ as they travel to and from work.
“People could even benefit from our innovative mobile apps which can allow them to not only track where their bus is on route, but also purchase tickets on their phones using our m-ticket. Catching the bus really never has been easier, and we’re sure that with the launch of this partnership the many thousands of employees at Magna Park will start to feel the immediate benefits.”
Set in a fully landscaped, park-land environment, Magna Park is home to 29 different occupiers, with in excess of 8.3 million sq ft of sustainable warehouse floor space.
“This new service through to Leicester is a very important addition to making Magna Park more accessible and environmentally efficient,” commented Gwyn Stubbings, Planning Director at IDI Gazeley. “The bus will make a very positive contribution to sustainable travel reducing vehicle movements to Magna Park. The next step for us as owner of Magna Park is to fully promote the service amongst existing employees and provide new and improved bus stops and shelters to make the service a success.”
For full timetables, visit Arriva’s Travel Shop in Leicester St Margaret’s Bus Station, or go online at arrivabus.co.uk.