Bus service updates

The national shortage of drivers may result in operators struggling to operate certain journeys and services may unfortunately be subject to short notice cancellations. Please check specific operator’s websites prior to travel. Their contact information can be found here.

Information on pre-planned disruptions to bus services can be found here.

As part of the Leicestershire Enhanced Partnership, it has been agreed that local bus service registration changes will occur on the below fixed dates. There will be some exceptions for example, cross-boundary services which may align with the change dates of neighbouring local authorities.


Change date description




Actual dates in 2023/24

First day after Autumn half-term break


23rd Oct 2023

Start of school Spring term


8th Jan 2024

Start of school Summer term

March / April

8th April 2024

First day after Spring half-term break

May / June

3rd Jun 2024

Start of school Summer holiday


15th Jul 2024

Start of school Autumn term


27th Aug 2024

First day after Autumn half-term break


28th Oct 2024

Start of school Spring term


6th Jan 2025


Scheduled bus updates

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

Arriva Services 1 & 2

Arriva have informed Leicestershire County Council that they will cease to operate Services 1&2 with effect from 29th August 2023. Arriva has advised that they have taken this commercial decision following a period of sustained low customer demand. 

The County Council has identified that the majority of areas along the routes of Services 1&2 will continue to have access to alternative bus services, for example the 148L and 158. For those residents without access to an alternative service, the council will be implementing Demand Responsive Transport (DRT) services which will provide residents with access to their closest local centre. Information around these taxi-based DRTs, will be posted to Choose How You Move in due course.


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.