Coventry Service Changes from 22nd September 2019

From 22 September 2019, we are making major changes to the network in and around Coventry.

We are adding more buses to the Coventry network and employing more drivers to help improve the service we offer for many of our customers (and create more jobs for people in the City).

The current network of bus routes has not changed much since 2012. 

Since then, the population of the city has changed and so has demand for bus services. Congestion has also got worse. 

The revised network has been carefully considered to reflect these changes:

  • Some changes are small, such as timetable improvements, so that buses can run more often and/or more reliably. 
  • Other changes are larger, such as route changes, to cater for new and emerging travel needs. 

During June and July 2019 we consulted about the changes. We included staff, customers, councillors and stakeholders. 

Around 1,500 people filled in the questionnaire online and through paper copies distributed at the Travelshop. 

Following the consultation we have made some changes to our initial proposals, and worked with our colleagues at Transport for West Midlands, to overcome some of the remaining issues. 

Some customers may lose a direct link or have to alter the time they travel. We have tried to minimise the impact of this wherever possible. 

Overall, most customers will see no change to the bus they catch or will see an improvement with more punctual and frequent buses. In some cases only the route number will change – the way the bus travels will be the same as today. 

The main benefits of the changes are:

  • New route for Eagle Street and Springfield Road area, requested by TfWM, local groups and some councillors
  • Buses will run more often to Allesley, Bell Green, Brownshill Green, Canley, Cheylesmore, Coundon, Earlsdon, Fargo Village, Hillfields, Holbrooks, Kenilworth, Keresley, Kirby Corner, Leamington Spa, Spon End, Tile Hill, University of Warwick, Westwood Park, Willenhall and Wood End
  • Improved evening and Sunday services for Canley, Cheylesmore, Coundon, Hillfields and Holbrooks
  • Extra early morning buses on Saturdays for many areas
  • Some routes benefit from extra Sunday morning buses
  • New direct link from Hillfields to University Hospital
  • New direct link from Allesley Park to University Hospital
  • New daytime service to Westwood Business Park from Coventry city centre and rail station
  • New direct links from Allesley Park and Canley to University Hospital

The disadvantages for a small number of customers are:

  • Some direct links across the city centre will change - this means some may have to change buses in the city centre
  • Buses will run slightly less often to Allesley Park and some parts of Binley (this is to help improve reliability) 

The new network can be viewed on the map at the bottom of the page. Printed timetables and maps will be available from Coventry Travelshop from early September 2019. 

The following table lists current routes together with any changes. In some cases, only the route number will change - the places served will be the same. In others, there are minor changes to where buses will serve.

Current numberPlaces servedNew numberChanges to places served
4Arena Park - Holbrooks - Coventry3 & 3A
  • Minor route change 
  • Buses will service Eagle Street & Springfield Road
  • New timetable
Coventry - Stoke Hill - University Hospital4
  • Minor route change
  • Buses will also service Hillfields (instead of the 16A)
  • New timetable
5Arena Park - Radford - Coundon - Coventry5
  • No route change between Arena Park and Coventry
  • New timetable
Coventry - Earlsdon - Tile Hill10
  • Minor route change 
  • Between Coventry and Tile Hill buses will service Herald Avenue both ways
  • New timetable
6 & 6ATanyard Farm - Coventry - Little Heath / Victoria Farm6 & 6A
  • Minor route change 
  • Buses will serve Tile Hill Lane both directions
  • In Little Heath all buses will service the same route along Gayer Street towards Coventry
  • New timetable
7Coventry - Coundon - Brownshill Green7
  • No route change
  • New timetable
8 /8ACoventry - Potters Green - Walsgrave / Wood End8 /8A
  • 8 & 8A will extend beyond Corporation Street to Eastern Green (instead of Coventry Rail Station)
  • New timetable
9 /9AGreen Lane - Coventry - Hospital9 /9A
  • Minor route change
  • In Coventry City Centre, buses will service Corporation Street in both directions
  • New timetable
10Bell Green - Coventry10 & 10A
  • No route change between Bell Green and Coventry
  • New timetable
Coventry - Eastern Green 8 & 8A
  • No route change between Coventry and Eastern Green
  • New timetable
11Coventry - Leamington Spa11
  • Serves Corporation Street towards University of Warwick and Leamington Spa
  • New timetable
12XCoventry - University of Warwick12X
  • No route change
  • New timetable
13 & 13AWillenhall - Coventry - Whitmore Park13 & 13A
  • No route change
  • New timetable
16 & 16AKeresley Village - Coventry16
  • 16A will run as the 16 
  • No route change between Keresley Village and Coventry
  • New timetable
Coventry Hillfields4
  • Minor route change 
  • Buses will also service Britannia Street and Swan Lane in Hillfields to/from University Hospital
  • New timetable
Coventry - University Hospital (not Hillfields)23
  • Route Change between Coventry and Binley 
  • All buses will service Terry Road, Humber Road and Bolingbroke Road
  • New timetable
18 /18ATile Hill - Canley - Coventry4
  • The 18 & 18A will be replaced by new 4
  • All buses will run the same way as current 18 between Tile Hill & Coventry
  • New timetable
Tile Hill - Cannon Park - Coventry10A
  • The 18 & 18A will be replaced by new 10A
  • 10A starting from Westwood Business Park, via Cannon Park to Coventry
  • New timetable
19Coventry - Westwood Buisness Park4A
  • No route change
  • New timetable
20Coventry - Bedworth20
  • No route change
20ACoventry - University Hospital20A
  • No route change
  • New timetable
20BCoventry - Longford20B
  • No route change
20CCoventry - Cross Point Business Park20C
  • No route change
21Wood End - Willenhall21 & 21A
  • New 21A will run to Middlemarch Business Park
  • This will replace peak time 27A 
  • Will serve Mile Lane
  • New timetable
23 & 23ACoventry - Allesley Park23
  • No route change
  • New timetable
Coventry - Fenside3 & 3A
  • No route change
  • New timetable
27ACoventry Middlemarch Business Park21A
  • New 21A will run to Middlemarch Business Park
  • This will replace peak time 27A 
  • Will serve Mile Lane
  • New timetable

The following table lists the places served by each route: 

New numberPlaces served
3 & 3AFenside - Cheylsmore - Coventry - Holbrooks - Arena Park
4Tile Hill - Canley - Hearsall Common - Coventry - Hillfields - Stoke Hill - University Hospital
4ACoventry - Westwood Business Park
5Coventry - Coundon - Radford - Arena Park
6 & 6ATanyard Farm - Coventry - Little Heath - Victoria Farm
7Coventry - Coundon - Brownshill Green 
8 & 8AEastern Green - Whoberley - Coventry - Potters Green - Walsgrave / Wood End
9 & 9AGreen Lane - Coventry - University Hospital
10Tile Hill - Earlsdon - Coventry - Bell Green 
10AWestwood Business Park - Cannon Park - Coventry - Bell Green
11Coventry - University of Warwick - Leamington Spa
12XCoventry - University of Warwick
13 & 13AWillenhall - Coventry - Whitmore Park
16Coventry - Keresley Village
20Coventry - Bedworth
20ACoventry - University Hospital
20BCoventry - Longford
20CCoventry - Cross Point Business Park 
21Wood End - Bell Green - Coventry - Willenhall
21AWood End - Bell Green - Coventry - Willenhall
23Allesley Park - Coventry - Stoke Aldermoor - Binley - University Hospital 

The new network can be viewed on the map below 

Associated Routes

3 4 5 7 10 13 13A 19 21 6 6A 8 8A 9 9A 16 16A 18 18A 20A 20B 11 27A 12X 23A 10A 20C 3 3A 4 4A 5 21A
 
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