Bus service updates

The national shortage of drivers and global pandemic may result in operators struggling to operate certain journeys.

For further details, please refer to specific operator’s websites. Their contact information can be found here.

 

Service Disruption

 

Oxford Street Leicester – road closure

Service Disruption 

Passengers are advised that Oxford Street in Leicester will close from 09:30am on Wednesday 17th for approximately 3 days to allow for the repair of a sink hole which has developed at the pedestrian crossing. For further information, passengers are advised to refer to operators own websites.

The Enderby Park & Ride Service 203 will not be able to serve stops at LRI, passengers will need to alight at St Nicholas Circle.

Leicester City Council apologises for any inconvenience caused to passengers. For further information, please call the Helpline on 0116 454 1012. 

 

Service 40 – Thurmaston Lane Island

Provided by Leicester City Council and Leicester City Council

Operated by Centrebus

Service Disruption 

Passengers are advised that Thurmaston Lane Island, including all spurs, will be subject major resurfacing work starting on Saturday 13th August through to Friday 26th August 2022.

During this time Service 40 will operate to a diversion route via Gypsy Lane and Lower Keyham Lane. 

Further information can be found on the Centrebus website

Leicester City Council apologises for any inconvenience caused to passengers. For further information, please call the Helpline on 0116 454 1012. 

 

Scheduled bus updates

Please see operator’s own websites for further details of service changes in Leicester and Leicestershire. Operator contact information can be found here.

 

Kinchbus 2 Service (Loughborough to Leicester)


Leicestershire County Council has been notified by Kinchbus that service 2, which is a commercial service, will only serve Lougborough, Quorn, Barrow-upon-Soar and parts of Sileby with effect from 4th September 2022. Therefore, this service will no longer serve Cossington, Rothley, Birstall and parts of Sileby. Kinchbus have taken this decision to provide a more reliable service.

Please also note that the frequency, operating days and hours of this service will also be reduced from 4th September. The new service 2 timetable can be viewed at the following link: https://www.kinchbus.co.uk/services/kinchbus2/timetable

If you have any queries regarding this change, please contact Kinchbus on 01509 815 637 or by emailing talk@kinchbus.co.uk

Residents of Cossington and south of Sileby affected by this change can contact Leicestershire County Council Customer Services on 0116 305 0002 to discuss their essential travel needs. The council will assess how those requirements can best be met through the provision of a Demand Responsive Transport (DRT) service to the local centre.

For any further enquiries, please email choosehowyoumove@leics.gov.uk

 

Arriva Service 8/8A (Lutterworth – Magna Park – Hinckley)


Partially Supported by Leicestershire County Council

Leicestershire County Council has been notified by Arriva that service 8A will no longer serve Lutterworth Road in Burbage and will instead operate via Windsor Street and Coventry Road as service 8, with effect from 27th August 2022. Arriva have advised that this change will be implemented to make the routing of the service more efficient and also as a result of low usage in this area.

Please note, after this change comes in to effect, passengers who currently access service 8A from Lutterworth Road in Burbage will still be able to access service 8 on Windsor Street.

If you have any queries regarding this change, please contact Arriva on 0344 800 44 11.

If you have any further enquiries, please contact Leicestershire County Council Customer Services on 0116 305 0002 or email choosehowyoumove@leics.gov.uk

 

Retendering of supported local bus services

Leicestershire County Council has completed a retendering process of supported bus services in Leicestershire For further information, please visit this link for further information.

 

Centrebus Service 8 Melton – Grantham

Passengers are advised that due to the current timetable of the service 8 (Melton Mowbray-Grantham) being commercially unviable, Centrebus will be operating a revised timetable from Monday 8th August 2022. This will see it reduce in frequency to two-hourly. The new timetable can be found on the Centrebus website www.centrebus.info.

If you have any queries regarding this change Centrebus are making to their service, please contact them on 0116 410 5050 or email help@centrebus.com

 

Leicestershire County Council Passenger Transport Policy and Strategy

Following a period of consultation, Leicestershire County Council has adopted its Passenger Transport Policy and Strategy (PTPS) to ensure its passenger transport provision is fit for purpose and cost-effective. These documents enable the County Council to review all of the bus services it financially supports and to assess the case for continued support against the Strategy scoring system.

Passenger Transport Policy (PDF, 408 KB)

Passenger Transport Strategy (PDF, 556 KB)

The review of services is well underway and once complete, we will undertake engagement activities with the communities that are affected. In the meantime, please send any queries via our PTPS@leics.gov.uk mailbox or call 0116 305 0002. 

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