Service Changes in Leicester 20th October 2019
Start Date: 20/10/2019
From 20th October 2019 we will be making some changes to services in Leicester.
5/5A/X5 Leicester - Melton Mowbray
There are some small changes to certain weekday journeys to improve punctuality and provide new connections as a direct result of customer feedback.
The 0740 from Leicester (Haymarket Bus Station) and the 1528 from Melton Mowbray (Wilton Road) will be re-numbered from 5A to X5. These journeys will operate directly via Kirby Bellars and will no longer serve Asfordby. On schooldays these journeys will call at Long Field Academy in Melton Mowbray, providing a new link from the school to Syston and Thurmaston.
The 1505 from Melton Mowbray (Wilton Road) will be re-numbered from X5 to 5A and will serve Asfordby in replacement of the above. This means the Samworth Brothers' factory will be served slightly later than present at 1536.
Also on schooldays the 1424 from Melton Mowbray (Windsor Street) to Valley Road will no longer operate, with the following 1445 from Melton Mowbray (Wilton Road) departing 10 minutes earlier at 1435. This will improve the service for students of Wreake Valley Academy who catch this journey in Syston on its way back to Leicester.
127 Leicester - Loughborough - Shepshed
A small number of journeys will divert along Leicester Road and Bier Way between Mountsorrel Green and Rothley to serve the Rothley Lodge development at shift times.
Journeys effected are: MF 0705 and 1359 from Loughborough, as well as the 1506, 1604 and 2210 from Leicester / SAT 0700 from Loughborough and 1604 from Leicester.
We are working with Leicestershire County Council to provide new bus stops adjacent Hilltop Garage to serve this new development.
X3 Leicester - Market Harborough
Buses from Kibworth towards Market Harborough will run up to 5 minutes earlier than present. This will help to reduce the number of buses waiting time at Kibworth Square.