COVID-19 updates

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The Department for Transport has asked the county council to lead work to restart the local transport network as the COVID-19 lockdown is eased and the economy restarted. 

We are now engaging with major businesses and major employers to see which measures can be put in place to support the return to work, and are seeking to encourage walking and cycling wherever feasible. The aim of this is to help us identify challenges and to develop solutions. 

If you are an employee, please can you inform your employer of any issues you face when travelling to work to help inform of their survey responses. If your employer is unaware of the survey then please do encourage them to complete it using the below link. 

Click here to provide us with your views.


During the COVID-19 pandemic, NCC have agreed to extend the bus concessions so that bus passes are available 24 hours a day

This has been agreed with the following bus operators across Northamptonshire: 

  • Ability 
  • Arriva 
  • Brittania Bus 
  • Centrebus 
  • Cogenhoe & Whiston Parish Council 
  • Diamond Coaches 
  • Gayton and Tiffield Comm Minibus 
  • Northampton Door to Door Service 
  • Stagecoach 
  • Transport Connect (Call Connect) 
  • Unobus 

Click here for more information. 

Helping your community 

We know that right now it's a bit of a surreal time for everyone but there are many things that you can do to help yourself and other people around your community. 

Instead of our usual 'Whats New' page, we have decided to provide a list of local businesses and how YOU can help them during this extraordinary time as well as the latest updates from transport. This list will constantly be updated and added to as businesses change their plans so keep your eyes peeled! 

To get your business on this list, just tweet us over on @smartmovenrthts and we'll be happy to include it!

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You can also continue to help these businesses by purchasing gift cards for your favourite cafes, restaurants, hairdressers and beauticians etc. to use at a later date!