Bus service updates

Due to Covid-19, operators may be operating reduced services or they may alter schedules at short notice. Please check with individual operators for specific service information. Their contact information can be found here.

Service 3

Operated by Arriva

Supported by Leicestershire County Council

Service Information

Passengers are advised, Arriva Service 3 is to be replaced by a revised service X6 which will continue to provide a connection between Three Pots and Hinckley Town Centre on off-peak journeys. These changes are designed to offer a more reliable and punctual service and improved journey times.

The revised timetable for Service X6 will be effective from Saturday 10th July 2021.

A Sunday service will also be introduced to this route.

Three Pots to Hinckley town centre journeys will operate via Wolvey Road, Herald Way, Rugby Road, Hawley Road, Station Road and The Crescent (and the same in reverse for return journeys).

Please note that the following stops will not be served by the new service: Beechwood Avenue, Sketchley Manor Lane, Greenmoor Road (all stops), Hawley Road (all stops), Welbeck Avenue.

Please also note, the bus stop on Three Pots Road will not allow for travel to Hinckley Town Centre. For journey’s to Hinckley Town Centre, passengers should wait on Wolvey Road (adjacent to Brockhust Avenue).

To view the timetable of the new X6 service, please visit: https://www.arrivabus.co.uk/find-a-service/x6-leicester-to-coventry-fast

If you have any questions or queries, please call our Customer Service Centre on 0116 305 0002 or email choosehowyoumove@leics.gov.uk

 

Service X26

Operated by Paul S Winson Coaches

Service Information

Passengers are advised that Paul S Winson will be revising the X26 service.

The below changes will take effect from June 21st 2021.

  • 0650 and 0730 Carisbrooke Road to Loughborough and 0757 Baxter Gate to Carisbrooke Road journeys removed.
  • Service X26 will no longer route via Halstead Road, Walton Way, Carisbrooke Road, West Cross Lane and Walton Way in Mountsorrel.
  • Routing instead along Rothley Road and Mountsorrel Lane between Rothley and Mountsorrel.

If you have any questions or queries, please call our Customer Service Centre on

0116 305 0002 or email ChooseHowYouMove@leics.gov.uk.

 

Services 6/6A, 7/7A, 66 & 67

Hinckley local bus network

Operated by Arriva

 

Service Information

Passengers are advised that Arriva will be revising bus services in the Hinckley area. The changes have come about due to the expiry of funding supplied by the Regional Growth Fund which had been used to support public transport links to the MIRA technology park.

The below changes will take effect from January 4th 2021.

Current services

Arriva 66, Hinckley – Nuneaton

  • This service will cease operation as of December 31st 2020, and will be replaced by the new 6/6A service.

Arriva 67, Hinckley – Nuneaton

  • This service will cease operation as of December 31st 2020, and will be replaced by the new 7 service.

Arriva 7/7A, Burbage – Nuneaton

  • The existing 7/7A services will be replaced by the new 7 service from January 4th 2021.

 

New services

Arriva 6/6A, Burbage – Nuneaton

  • This new service will be introduced from January 4th 2021.
  • The service will replace the 66 on an hourly frequency with service levels broadly similar to those provided by the 66.
  • The service will call at Burbage, meaning the village will be served on a half hourly basis across services 6 and 7.
  • The 6/6A will not serve MIRA, Henry Street and Dadlington. Leicestershire County Council are in the process of procuring a Demand Responsive Transport (DRT) to serve Dadlington.
  • Hollycroft will still be served bar the section between Westray Drive and the Wykin Road roundabout.
  • The 6A will serve Glenbarr Drive, Trent Road and Brodick Road in place of the 7A.

Arriva 7, Burbage – Nuneaton

  • The 7 will run on an hourly frequency as opposed to the current 7/7A half hourly frequency.
  • The new 7 service will not serve MIRA, Coventry Road, Brookdale, Glenbarr Drive, Trent Road, Brodick Road and Watling Street (A5).

 

For further details of these changes please see Arriva’s website.

If you have any questions or queries, please call our Customer Service Centre on

0116 305 0002 or email ChooseHowYouMove@leics.gov.uk.

 

Service Disruption

 

Arriva Service 29/29AService Disruption in Swannington

Passengers are advised that St. George’s Hill/ Main Street, Swannington will be closed from Tuesday 13th July 2021 for approximately 2 weeks.

Works will take place Monday to Friday 07:30 to 18:00, with the road open at other times.

During the hours the closure will be in force, Services 29/29A will be operating to a diversion route via Spring Lane, Thornborough Road, Stephenson Way (A511), Ashby Road (A511), The Moorlands. Residents normally boarding at the following stops: Main Street (Jeffcoats Lane), Main Street (Windmill Hill), St Geroge’s Hill (Peggs Green), Loughborough Rd A512 (Nottingham Rd), A512 (George Inn), A512 (The Moor), will have access to a temporary replacement taxi service to provide access to essential services in Coalville.

The journey will operate at 10:20, with the return trip from Memorial Square, Coalville at 12:30.

Travel must be booked in advance through the operator Coalville Cabs on 01530 833800. Please note that the service will not operate if there are no bookings received.

Leicestershire County Council apologises for any inconvenience caused to passengers.

For further information please call the helpline on 0116 3050002.

 

Arriva Service 127 – Service Disruption in Shepshed

Passengers are advised that Tickow Lane, Shepshed will be closed from Monday 12th July 2021 until Friday 23rd July 2021 inclusive, to allow for essential gully and drainage work to be undertaken.

During the closure service 127 will operate to a diversion route via Charnwood Road, Anson Road, right into the Meadows to Lambert Road. Residents normally boarding from Tickow Lane, or Anson Road (adjacent to Chatsworth Close) will have access to a temporary replacement taxi service providing a link to Bullring, Shepshed.

The journey will operate Monday to Saturday at 10 a.m. with the return trip at 12 noon.

Travel must be booked in advance through the operator ADT Taxis on 0116 2555222, quoting ‘Shepshed DRT’. Please note that the service will not operate if no bookings are received.

Leicestershire County Council apologises for any inconvenience caused to passengers.

For further information please call the helpline on
0116 3050002.

 

Service 154 – Service disruption in Woodhouse village & Quorn.

Provided by Leicestershire County Council

Operated by Centrebus

Passengers are advised that Forest Road in Woodhouse Eaves will be closed from Monday 19th July 2021 to Sunday 1st August 2021 inclusive, to allow water connection and drainage works to be undertaken.

During this time, Service 154 will follow a diversion route to and from Loughborough via Nanpantan and will not be able to serve Woodhouse or Quorn. The nearest available bus stops will be at The Old Bulls Head in Woodhouse Eaves. 

Residents of Woodhouse and the Chaveney Road area in Quorn will also have access to a temporary replacement taxi service to and from Quorn Village Centre, which will operate to the following timetable

on Mondays to Saturdays:

Woodhouse (Bus Stand at Beaumanor Hall) 10:00

Quorn (Bus Stop at Chaveney Road, near Chaveney Walk) 10:05

Quorn village centre 10:10

 

Quorn village centre 11:30

Quorn (Bus Stop at Chaveney Road, near Chaveney Walk) 11:35

Woodhouse (Bus Stand opposite Beaumanor Hall) 11:40

 

To book your place on the taxi service, please contact the operator, Premier Taxis, on 07976 245198 by 5pm the day prior to travelling. Please note that the taxi service will not operate if not booked in advance.

Leicestershire County Council apologises for any inconvenience caused to passengers. For further information please call the

helpline on 0116 3050002.

 

Services 23 and 25

Provided by Leicestershire County Council

Operated by Centrebus 

Service Disruption

Passengers are advised that part of Boyer’s Orchard in Harby will be closed from Monday 19th July 2021 to Sunday 29th August 2021 inclusive, to enable Water Homes Ltd to undertake utility installation works.

During this closure, Services 23 and 25 will operate to a diversion route via School Lane, and will not be able to serve bus stops on Burden Lane and Boyer’s Orchard.

The nearest alternative stops will be on Stathern Lane, near Boyer’s Orchard.

Leicestershire County Council apologises for any inconvenience caused to passengers.

For further information please call the

helpline on 0116 3050002.

 

Service 27

Provided by Leicestershire County Council

Operated by Roberts Travel Group

 Service Disruption 

Passengers are advised that Black Lane in Walton on the Wolds will be closed from Monday 26th July 2021 until Friday 30th July 2021 inclusive, to enable Leicestershire County Council to undertake drainage works in the carriageway. The closure will be in place from 09:00 to 15:00 each day.

During this time, Service 27 will operate to a diversion route via Paudy Lane, Melton Road and Fishpool Way, and will not be able to serve Walton on the Wolds. Journeys prior to 09:00 and after 15:00 will serve all stops as usual. 

A replacement taxi service will instead be made available for residents of Walton on the Wolds on Tuesday 27th July and Thursday 29th July. This will be for essential travel needs only.

If you wish to book a place on this service, please contact Leicestershire County Council on the helpline below.

Leicestershire County Council apologises for any inconvenience caused to passengers.

For further information,

please call the helpline on 0116 3050002.

Scheduled bus updates

Please see operator’s own websites for further details of service changes in Leicester and Leicestershire.

 

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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