BUS USERS are being urged to be aware of changes to more than 20 services in Coventry which come into force a week on Monday, August 29.
National Express Coventry is improving links, revising frequencies and changing some routes.
Bosses say it will improve journeys by adjusting services to meet customer demand and to take into account the expected increase in traffic from September.
National Express Coventry’s commercial director, Chris Gibbens, said: ““Children are going back to school in September, so roads will be busier and more people will be travelling.
“These latest timetable improvements will keep the region moving by enabling our buses to run more reliably and get our customers to where they need to be.
“We’re changing some routes to better meet the recent and emerging travel patterns of our customers, as well as bringing overall improvements across our network.”
Some roads may have a different service to the one they have now and some journeys will change.
“We’ve worked hard to ensure reliable connections and alternatives remain in place,” added Mr Gibbens.
The bus services affected
1 – Replaced by services 85/85B between City Centre, New Century Park and University Hospital.
1 remains between City Centre and Chapelfields with a revised route, providing a new link to Coundon.
2 – New service replaces the 10 between City Centre and Tile Hill South via Earlsdon and Torrington Avenue.
3 – Change to timetable with reduced late evening and Sunday service between Hen Lane and Arena Shopping Park.
3S – Replaced by new service 14 with one morning and afternoon peak journey extended to Blue Coat School.
5, 5A – Service 5 has timetable changes, including every 30 minutes to Radford and hourly services extending beyond Radford to Arena Shopping Park.
New service 5A every 30 minutes between City Centre and Kingsbury Road via Barker Butts Lane.
6S – Extra school service withdrawn. Route is covered by service 6.
7, 7A – Revised route between Brownshill Green and City Centre, running directly via Holyhead Road instead of Barker Butts Lane. Also extended to Sewall Highway and Bell Green via Ball Hill to replace services 10/10A. The extension to Lions Park will no longer operate.
New service 7A from Kingsbury Road via Holyhead Road to the City Centre, also serving Sewall Highway and Bell Green.
8, 8A – Increased evening frequency to Allesley Park.
9, 9A – Revised route running directly via Warwick Road and Leamington Road between the Rail Station and Memorial Park. Stoney Road and Humphrey Burtons Road will be served by the new service 19.
10, 10A – Replaced as follows:
between City Centre and Bell Green by service 7, 7A
between City Centre and Tile Hill by service 2
between City Centre and Westwood Business Park by service 19
10S – School service withdrawn. Route is covered by the 19.
13, 13A – Additional weekday early morning journeys.
14, 14A – Peak frequency increased to every 15 minutes between City Centre and Eastern Green. One morning and afternoon journey extended to Blue Coat School to replace the 3S.
18, 18A – Peak frequency increased to every 15 minutes between City Centre, Canley and Tile Hill.
18A has a revised route via Prior Deram Walk for links to Westwood Business Park.
19 – New service replaces the 10A between City Centre and Westwood Business Park with revised route via Stoney Road, Humphrey Burtons Road, Leamington Road and Kenpas Highway instead of Kenilworth Road.
24 – New service replaces the 539 with a revised route between Coventry and Kenilworth.
From Pool Meadow via Cox Street, New Union Street, Coventry Rail Station, Warwick Road, Leamington Road, Brentwood Avenue, Howes Lane and Mill Hill to Baginton, then to Bubbenhall, Kenilworth and Tile Hill Station.
25, 25A – New service replaces the 580 with a revised route between Coventry and Rugby.
From Pool Meadow via Cox Street, New Union Street, Coventry Station, Warwick Road, Leamington Road, Brentwood Avenue, Howes Lane and Mill Hill to Baginton, then to Ryton, Princethorpe, Bourton, Dunchurch and Rugby.
25A will also serve Bubbenhall.
24, 25 and 25A provide an hourly service between Coventry and Baginton.
85, 85B – 85A is renumbered 85. Revised route serves New Century Park and Binley Road to replace part of the 1 service and provide customers with earlier morning and later evening services. No longer serving Tesco in Rugby.
539 – Replaced by service 24.
580 – Replaced by service 25/25A.
X30 – Revised timetable with frequency increased to every 30 minutes.
More minor changes coming into force are available to view here.
Further details are also available at nxbus.co.uk/coventry where people can find full timetables.
Printed versions will be available soon.