Recent changes to bus services

Posted: Wed, 12 Apr 2017 13:45 by Ray Smith

There are further changes in the bus provision to and through Glenfield. These are monitored by members of the Council and overtures are made to the providers to try and look after the interests of the villagers. Thankfully recent and proposed changes have been advantageous to Glenfield.

All the services are run for commercial benefit and as such profits and demand will always determine what is on offer but we can ensure that what we feel is best is not overlooked and at least gets due consideration.

Recent changes have involved a new timetable for the hourly No. 40 which is making the service more reliable. Given it wanders round the Leicester suburbs it can get you to places otherwise difficult without a car.

The number 26 has been diverted going west and the 29 service is now every 20 minutes (daytime) between Leicester and Coalville. These with the 27, all along the A50 through Glenfield provide a daytime service between Leicester and County Hall every 10 minutes during the day and every 30 minutes in the evening.

Thanks to the subsidy provided by Wilson Bowden the First Bus services were adjusted last year and seem to be working well. The new No. 13 is very popular during the day in particular as it runs directly into the City. The service late into the evening is getting increasing take up but it is essential we use this as we need it to be self sustaining when the subsidy runs out. This service was part of suggestions we made which were adopted and will evolve further shortly as the new commercial units come on stream.

From Monday 10 July 2017 changes to the local bus service 13. These changes are listed below;

Service 13: City Centre - Glenfield

The route has been extended to serve the Optimus Point Business Park via Kirby Road. All Journeys into the City Centre will now operate along Stamford Street. Evening times have been adjusted to accommodate the business park.

New Service 13W: Narborough Road - Optimus Point Business Park

New route to serve Bowden at the Optimus Point Business Park from Narborough Road (Braunstone Gate) at 0530 Monday to Saturday.

New timetables can be viewed in their forthcoming timetables page

Tags: Transport, Community