University buses get a brand new look
Published Wednesday 24th November 2010
Bus services for students have a new look after a partnership between The University of Northampton and two local transport firms.
Soul Brothers Ltd, who run the 19 and 21 bus routes (Park Campus, Boughton Green Road - Avenue Campus, St George's Avenue - Town Centre - Train Station), have unveiled new livery on their buses featuring University branding.
The livery change comes as part of a three-year partnership with Olney-based Souls.
I am delighted to see the University livery on the Souls buses. We have increasing numbers of students living both on and off-campus across the town and our investment in these services demonstrates our commitment to sustainable transport and the community of Northampton.Professor Nick Petford, Vice Chancellor of The University of Northampton
The University is also working with Country Lion, who have two brand new buses operating on the new 10 route (Park Campus - Kingsthorpe - Sixfields) and 18 route (Park Campus - Moulton - Weston Favell).
University-funded buses cover six routes across Northampton with free and subsidised travel for students and staff, as part of the University's commitment to sustainable transport and congestion reduction.
Souls is a family-run firm which has been operating in Northamptonshire for over 80 years since being founded in 1923 by Bob Soul, grandfather of the current managing director David.
Country Lion is also one of the longest established coach companies in the area that has been providing a quality service for over 40 years.
This is a great opportunity for a local businessworking in partnership with a respected and forward thinking university.David Soul, Managing Director, Soul Brothers Ltd