Bus service updates

Due to the Coronavirus situation, some operators may be operating reduced services or they may alter at short notice. Please contact the operator for further service information. Their contact information can be found here.

 

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.

 

Services 15, 26 & 29/29A

Coalville and Ashby de la Zouch local bus network

Operated by Arriva

 

Service Information

Passengers are advised that Arriva will be revising bus services in the Coalville and Ashby de la Zouch area.

The below changes will take effect from January 3rd 2021.

 

Arriva 15, Coalville – Ibstock

  • Alternate journeys will be extended to Ravenstone, this will be in replacement of the 29A. The bus will serve Ravenstone via Coalville Lane, Wash Lane/A447, Leicester Road, Ashby Road and Church Lane.

Arriva 26, Coalville – Leicester

  • Minor revisions to the existing timetable will be introduced.

Arriva 29, Leicester – Coalville – Swadlincote

  • Since the pandemic the service has been terminating at Swadlincote Bus Station rather than Burton upon Trent. Arriva will be making this change permanent.
  • With the exception of S29 closed school journeys Church Town (Ashby Road) will no longer be served, the bus will instead continue along the A512. Alternative stops are available to Church Town residents on the A512 at The Cedars and The Moor.
  • In Ashby de la Zouch the section of Moira Road and Kilwardby Street between Derby Road and Bishop Hall Road will no longer be served. The bus will take an alternate route via Smisby Road, Marlborough Way, Burton Road and Bishop Hall Road (Bellway Development).

Arriva 29A, Leicester – Coalville – Swadlincote

  • Since the pandemic the service has been terminating at Swadlincote Bus Station rather than Burton upon Trent. Arriva will be making this change permanent.
  • With the exception of S29 closed school journeys the bus will no longer serve Ravenstone. Residents will instead have access to the service 15 for journeys to Coalville where they will be able to interchange for onward travel.
  • In Ashby de la Zouch the bus will take an alternate route via Smisby Road as far as Marlborough Way, it will then travel along Marlborough Way followed by Burton Road and Bishop Hall Road (Bellway Development) before continuing towards Swadlincote via Norris Hill and Blackfordby. The bus will no longer travel along the northern section of Smisby Road and the A511/Ashby Road between the Smisby Road roundabout and Hepworth Road.

 

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 125

Castle Donington to Leicester via Coalville & Bradgate Park

Operated by Roberts Coaches

Supported by Leicestershire County Council

 

Service Information

In Castle Donington, Service 125 serves Hill Top, High Street and the Bus Station ONLY. 

This service was also due to serve Station Road, Trent Lane, Back Lane, Darsway, School Lane, The Green and Park Lane as previously advised at community engagement events.

These streets are not being served because:

  • The previous service (155) served these streets on route to East Midlands Airport. As service 125 does not serve the Airport, this section of route is not required.
  • The commercial My15 service provides access to essential facilities and services for residents of these streets.
  • Access to essential services for villages to the South of Castle Donington is retained by serving Castle Donington Bus Station on service 125.
  • The service 125 timetable would experience reliability issues if these streets were included in the route.

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

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

 

Service Disruption

Skylink / my15

Operated by Kinchbus / Trent Barton

Service Disruption

Passengers are advised that Hilltop in Castle Donington will be closed between the A453 Walton Hill and the Aeropark roundabout for three consecutive evenings (20:00 – 06:00) Wednesday 10th March 2021 until Friday 12th March.  Passenger are advised that a replacement shuttle service, facilitated by the Trent Barton/Kinchbus, will be in place between Castle Donington and Aldi RDC to connect with Skylink and my15 services. The shuttle service will run between Aldi RDC and Castle Donington Bus Station via Trent Lane & Estates and vice-versa.

 

The timetable for the shuttle bus is as follows:

Aldi RDC Depart

50

20

Arundel Ave

55

25

Bus Station Arrive

00

30

Bus Station Depart

05

35

Arundel Ave

15

40

Aldi RDC Arrive

20

45

 

Leicestershire County Council apologies for any inconvenience caused to passengers.

 

Scheduled bus updates

Please see operator’s own websites for details of the latest 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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