New MK Connect Service
Published: 22 March 2021
Milton Keynes Council is rolling out a new demand responsive transport system (DRT) as a more efficient, cleaner and greener way to get around the city.
The new MK Connect service will start on 1st April 2021. MK Connect Vehicles will pick up passengers from close to wherever they are within minutes of booking, and take them to their destination.
Journeys will be quick and easy to book via an app or over the phone. Journeys are not restricted to bus routes and are expected to be faster in most cases. Passengers should be collected and dropped off within 400m of their location and destination, although it is usually less.
The service is being run by Via and will replace the subsidised bus services currently paid for by MK Council because they are underused by customers. Commercial bus routes will continue to run. MK Council and Via are working together to promote the changes and show people how to use the new system.
Passengers using a wheelchair or who have a disability will be matched with a fully accessible vehicle, and the service is accessible to passengers with vision, hearing and other requirements.
Single journeys cost £3.50 during peak hours (7am-9am, 4.30pm-6.30pm) and £2.50 at all other times; less than equivalent journeys on the former bus routes. Concessionary bus passes and All in 1 Youth cards will be accepted as well as the MK move pay as you go purse.