Special night bus service to get revellers home in Stevenage tonight
NEIGHBOURHOOD policing team officers and Stevenage Borough Council have been working together to run an operation to help people get home safely over Christmas and New Year funded by SoSafe, the Stevenage community safety partnership.For the second year
NEIGHBOURHOOD policing team officers and Stevenage Borough Council have been working together to run an operation to help people get home safely over Christmas and New Year funded by SoSafe, the Stevenage community safety partnership.
For the second year running, a night bus service staffed by two officers will run tonight (Christmas Eve) and New Year's Eve.
It will run between 11.10pm and 4.10am. The first stop will leave Lytton Way outside the train station at ten past the hour and there will be a second pick up outside the White Lion pub in the Old Town High Street before driving to several drop-off points around the town.
Acting Chief Inspector for Stevenage Richard Liversidge said: "We want people visiting pubs and clubs in Stevenage over the Christmas and New Year period to have fun, but enjoy their night safely.
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"The bus service is designed to get party goers home safely, preventing them becoming involved in crime and disorderly behaviour. Last year the service was used by a number of people who may well have walked home because they hadn't pre-planned a lift and I am sure this year will assist more people, and in doing so ensure their safety."
Stevenage licensed taxi services will be available throughout the night located at the leisure park, train station, Danestrete and High Street and trains will run as normal.
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Hertfordshire Constabulary reserves the right to refuse entry on the night bus, the drop off points for which are:
Julians Road, Fishers Green Road, Clovelly Way, Gunnels Wood Road, Martins Way, Canterbury Way, Pilgrims Way, Gresley Way, Fairlands Way, Mobbsbury Way, Chells Way, Gresley Way, Oaks Cross, Broadwater Crescant, Valley Way, Hydean Way, Shephall Way, Six Hills Way, Colestrete, Bedwell Crescent, Fairlands Way,Verity Way, Vardon Road, Lonsdale Road, Fairlands Way, St.George's Way, then back to the train station.