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 Disruption

Service 7

Provided by Leicestershire County Council

Operated by Roberts Travel Group


Service Disruption 

Passengers are advised that Twycross Road and Main Road in Sheepy Magna will be closed on Monday 6th December 2021 for 3 days, to allow Leicestershire County Council to undertake carriageway patching works.


During this time, Service 7 will follow a diversion route via Ratcliffe Culey and the A444, and will not be able to serve Sheepy Magna. 

Residents of Sheepy Magna will have access to a temporary replacement taxi service to and from Atherstone Bus Station, which will operate to the following timetable on Tuesday 7th December only:

Sheepy Magna – end of Mill Lane, opposite Primary School 09:40

Atherstone – Bus Station 10:00

Atherstone – Bus Station 12:30

Sheepy Magna – end of Mill Lane, opposite Primary School 12:50


To book your place on the taxi service, please contact the operator, Triple A Taxis, on 01827 713637 by 5pm the day prior to travelling. The 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.

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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