16 to 23 February 2020 – Universal diversion
We have been advised that Extinction Rebellion plan to blockade the two roundabouts on Trumpington Street over the half term week. As such, the Universal bus service will be unable to serve stops between Silver Street and Station Road heading towards Addenbrooke’s and between rail station and West Road heading towards Eddington.
We will divert via Pembroke Street and Regent Street towards Addenbrooke’s and via Regent Street, Parker Street, Jesus Lane, Northampton Street towards Eddington.
Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience, delay and extra time that this diversion will take. This closure is entirely beyond our control but we will have additional driver and bus resource deployed all week.
28 October 2019 – New bus service for Thrapston, Islip, Stainton, Corby and Kettering – and new links to and from Huntingdon
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Following the closure of Centrebus’ Corby depot, we have been asked to provide two new bus services on behalf of Northamptonshire County Council linking various towns and villages in east Northamptonshire.
We are delighted to announce the operation of service 8 linking Corby, Geddington and Kettering with some journeys serving Little Stainton, Stainton and Brigstock – and service 18 linking Corby, Little Stainton, Stainton, Brigstock, Islip and Thrapston with new links on service 18 linking east Northamptonshire with Huntingdon and Ellington.
As an introductory offer, you will be able to buy a day ticket for unlimited use on all buses west of Huntingdon for £5 adult or £3 for children and students. A week’s travel will be £20 adult, £14 child. Both tickets are available from the driver or on the m-ticket app. You will also be able to buy a day ticket for use in Stanion, Little Stanion and Corby for £3 adult, £2 child, £11 week.
You can get 4 weeks travel for £65 but this is only available on the m-ticket app – also on the app, you can get 4 weeks travel for people in education for just £55.
As we have had a very short period to introduce these services, we may not have been able to update bus stop information along the line of route. We will endeavour to have this sorted as soon as possible.
16 October 2019 – Huawei phones and our App
Our App supplier has delivered a fix for users of our App on Huawei phones following an Android update. If you update the App, you should now find that it will work. If not, drop us a line at email@example.com.
13 September 2019 – All Routes 4 week tickets now on the App
Following a number of requests, our 4 week All Routes tickets are now available on the App. Adults get £5 off the normal price, £80 on the app, that’s only £20 per week to go anywhere on our buses. Students and children can get their 4 week ticket for only £65! No need to pay for a term to get a discount with us!!
Download the App from your choice of App stores by searching Whippet Bus m-tickets.
2 September 2019 – Minor change to route 400
Following representations from parents in Grafham, the 1530 Schooldays journey from Huntingdon will extend to Grafham where it will terminate at 1600.
At the same time, the 0745 journey from Spaldwick will commence from Easton at 0740, and the 1040 journey from Huntingdon will serve Ellington at 1052. A new timetable is available here.
23 August 2019 – Pedigree withdrawal
After operating the service for a period of six months, we are disappointed to announce the withdrawal of the Pedigree service after operation on Friday 23 August 2019. We’d like to thank our passengers for supporting us on this service but unfortunately the passenger growth has not continued and we can’t continue to support the losses we are incurring. Stagecoach continue to provide services along the length of the route.
28 April 2019 – No Sunday service on X3
Following retendering of service X3 recently in partnership with Cambridgeshire County Council, it has been decided to withdraw the Sunday service. The last day for the Sunday service was Easter Sunday and as such, there will no longer be a Sunday or public holiday service.
18 February 2019 – Changes to some fares
Following feedback from our passengers, we are happy to announce some changes to out tickets and prices.
Universal tickets (with the exception of the £1 University of Cambridge single ticket) are now valid on all of our buses in Cambridge city bounded by Madingley Road Park&Ride on the X3 and 8.
Purple tickets have had their eligibility expanded to cover all students and educational staff showing ID when making each journey. They are also now available to children aged 5-15 inclusive at any time. One way tickets are available in the Cambridge city area for £1.50.
- Cambridge City Day Ticket – £3 adult, £2 Purple
- Cambridge City 7 Day Ticket – £11 or £10 on the app
- Cambridge City 28 Day Ticket – £28 on the app – only £1 a day!
- Cambridge City 10 Journey Ticket – £19.80 adult on bus, £17.60 on the app
- Cambridge City 10 Journey Purple Ticket – £10 on the app
The X3 app only tickets that were introduced in November 2018 have now been improved by increasing their validity to cover all Whippet buses. These are now available in the App under All Routes tickets, or in each of the areas listed.
- All Routes Day Rover – Pack of 10 for £56 (that’s £5.60 for unlimited travel on all Whippet buses for the day)
- All Routes Week Rover – £22
- All Routes single journey – pack of 10 for £40 – you can use these as a single journey on any Whippet bus.
We hope to see you soon on one of our buses and allow us to make a difference serving you!
24 November 2018 – Changes to some fares
The following new ticket prices will apply from the above date:
- All Zones Day Rover – £7 adult, £6 student, £5 child
- All Zones Week Rover – £26 adult, £22 student, £18 child
- All Zones 4-Week Rover – £85
- One + Two Day Rover – £7
- Group Day Rover – £15
In addition to the above, single and return ticket prices on route X3 will increase by an average of 20%. Please click here to download a copy of the new X3 fare chart to see if your normal ticket is affected.
29 October 2018 – Minor change to route 400
The first journey on route 400 will start at Spaldwick on school days instead of Easton. The bus will no longer call at Hinchingbrooke School bus park. The afternoon school-day only journey will terminate at Ellington instead of Easton.
6 October 2018 – Improvements to route U
The Universal service has become very popular since it replaced the Uni4 bus route in July 2016. In September 2017 the service was extended to Eddington, the new North West Cambridge development. This was an important part of the contract we have with the University of Cambridge and they have now asked us to improve the level of service following feedback from residents. These improvements include:
- Earlier and later buses on weekdays
- Later buses on Saturdays
- A new service on Sundays and Public Holidays
A PDF copy of the new timetable can be downloaded by clicking here
Whippet Coaches signs Armed Forces Covenant
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2 December 2017 – Free Parking
On Saturday 2 December we helped the 5th St Ives Scout Group with their latest challenge – a full-size game of Monopoly! The Scouts had to travel between St Ives and Cambridge visiting locations associated with the famous board game. Our Busway C service was ideal as it now operates every 30 minutes on Saturday mornings. Using the bus also means no need to find and pay for parking! Click below for a picture of one group on board our bus driven by Chris Storr.