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Rushden Rider
The four routes were: Prospect Avenue (north), Kingsmead Park (south),
Cromwell road (east), and Park Road (west).

Rushden Rider in 2011 Outside the Ritz
Rushden Rider in January 2011 outside the old Ritz Cinema - now Flutters Bingo

Listen to Bill talking about
the Rushden Rider service

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A piece of film was taken by the late Bill Houghton in about 1970:

"Presenting a new Minibus service for Rushden"

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"The Rushden Rider was launched in response to many requests for better public transport from outlying parts of the town. There are four routes, each designed to help people get to the town centre, clinics and doctors’ surgeries.

The service is controlled by Clive from High Street Taxis office in John Street. The vehicle is operated by Eddie, a quite, conscientious, efficient driver. He is courteous and most helpful, assisting with shopping trolleys and helping passengers board and leave the bus."

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