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

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 Service 127 within Shepshed – 8th April 2024

Arriva have informed Leicestershire County Council that they have taken the commercial decision to amend the route of Service 127 within Shepshed, with effect from 8th April 2024. 

From the above date, routing via Glenmore Avenue, Tickow Lane and the majority of Anson Road will be withdrawn. The eastern most section of Anson Road, The Meadowns and Lambert Avenue will be retained. Furthermore, instead of routing via Leicester Road in both directions, Charnwood Road will be used northbound towards Shepshed town centre while journeys towards Loughborough will continue to use Leicester Road in the southbound direction only. 

From Monday 8th April, Leicestershire County Council will provide a Demand Responsive Transport (DRT) service to meet the essential travel needs for certain residents of Shepshed in accessing services in Shepshed town centre. 

Passengers who wish to book a journey should contact the taxi operator, Premier Taxis, directly on 0116 2201003 on the day before the journey.

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.