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 

 

Service X84

Operated by Arriva

Supported by Leicestershire County Council

Passengers are advised that Croft Hill Road and Main Street in Huncote will be closed for one day on Monday 23rd May 2022 to allow Leicestershire County Council to undertake overbridge repair works.

During the closure, this service will operate to a diversion route via the B4114 Coventry Road and will not be able to serve stops in Huncote. 

Residents of Huncote will instead have access to a temporary replacement taxi service to and from Narborough. This service will be available at the following times on Monday 23rd May only.

  • 10:15 from the bus stop on Main Street adjacent to Brook Street, Huncote.
  • 11:45 from Leicester Road Narborough, outside The Narborough Arms public house.

If you wish to book a place on this service,

please contact the taxi operator directly on 07976 245198.

Please note that the replacement taxi service will not operate if a booking is not received in advance.

Leicestershire County Council apologises for any inconvenience caused to passengers. For further information please call the helpline on
0116 305 0002.

 

B6540 Tamworth Road at Sawley Marina.

Service Disruption

Passengers are advised that an emergency road closure is required on Tamworth Road to the south-west of its junction with Warren Lane from May 19th 2022 to enable Severn Trent Water to facilitate emergency repairs to a burst water main. This is expected to be in place for approximately two weeks.

 

During the closure, Trent Barton Skylink Nottingham and My15 and Service7 operated by Soar Valley Buses will use a diversion route. Passengers are advised to refer to operator websites for the latest information.

 

Service 19

Operated by Midland Classic

Service Disruption

Passengers are advised that a full closure will be in place at the Albert Village Crossroads from Saturday 28th May until Wednesday June 1st  2022 inclusive, to allow JLES working on behalf of Taylor Wimpey to undertake drainage and the construction of a double roundabout.

During the closure, this service will operate to a diversion route via the A444, Castle Road, Church Street and Common Road and will not be able to serve Albert Village. 

The nearest available location to board Service 19 is at stops on Coppice Side, near the intersection of York Road.

Leicestershire County Council apologises for any inconvenience caused to passengers. For further information please call the helpline on 0116 305 0002.

 

Service 159

Provided by Leicestershire County Council

Operated by Roberts Travel Group

Service Disruption 

Passengers are advised that Highfield Street in Hugglescote/Coalville will be closed from Monday 14th February 2022 until Sunday 17th July 2022 inclusive, to allow Cadent Gas to undertake gas main replacement works.

During the closure, Service 159 will operate via Belvoir Road and Central Road only and will not be able to serve this bus stop. 

Residents residing over 800 metres walking distance from the nearest available bus stop will instead have access to a temporary replacement taxi service to and from Coalville Marlborough Square, operated by Coalville Cabs.

This service will be available at the following times on

Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays:

  • 09:30 from Ashburton Road Co-op to Marlborough Square
  • 11:30 from Marlborough Square to Ashburton Road Co-op
  •  If you wish to book a place on this service, please contact the taxi operator directly on 01530 833800

Fares will be charged in line with those charged on Service 159. Older and disabled persons’ travel passes will be accepted for free travel on all journeys.

Please note that the taxi service will only operate if booked in advance,

by 12 noon on the day before the journey.

Leicestershire County Council apologises for any inconvenience

caused to passengers.

For further information, please call the Helpline on 0116 305 0002.

 

 

Scheduled bus updates

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

Their contact information can be found here.

Withdrawal of Centrebus Service 19

 

Centrebus have notified Leicestershire County Council (LCC) that they will be withdrawing service 19 with effect from Sunday 10th April 2022.

It is LCC’s duty to consider the provision of passenger transport services to county residents who are not served by commercial passenger transport services to access local centres for essential services of food shopping and primary healthcare. As a result of its assessment of the impact this withdrawal, it has been identified that Leicestershire residents currently served by service 19 will continue to have access to existing alternative provision on the following basis:

  • Residents on the existing route of the 19 in Melton Mowbray will continue to have access to the hourly town service 15,
  • Residents in Potters Hill and Ab Kettleby will continue to have access to service 25 for journeys to Melton via Stathern. The timetable is available here,
  • Residents in Ab Kettleby will also have access to the existing Demand Responsive Transport (DRT) service, providing a return journey to Melton four days a week. Details of the DRT service are available here,
  • Residents of Nether Broughton will have access to service 23 for travel to Melton Mowbray. The timetable is available here.

 

If you have any queries regarding the Centrebus decision to withdraw this service, please contact them on 0116 410 5050 or email help@centrebus.com

 

If you have any questions regarding this notice, please contact Leicestershire County Council Customer Services or email ChooseHowYouMove@leics.gov.uk

 

 

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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