Published: 23rd December 2021

Bus service changes from 4th January 2022

We will be making some changes to our bus timetables from Tuesday 4th January 2022 to improve service reliability.

There will also be some changes to these routes:

  • 6/6A will operate between Coventry city centre and Tanyard Farm only. A new 22 service replaces the 6/6A between the city centre and Little Heath/Victoria Farm.
  • 8 will operate as two separate sections during the evening from Monday to Saturday and all day Sunday. The two sections run from Allesley Park to Coventry city centre, and then from Coventry city centre to Walsgrave. Customers travelling across the city can change buses at Pool Meadow.
  • 9 will be rerouted to cover Styvechale Grange.
  • 20B will no longer operate between Longford and Bedworth. The 78 service operated by Arriva will serve Bayton Road Industrial Estate.
  • 22 - a new service to replace the 6/6A between Coventry city centre and Little Heath every 15 minutes, and every 30 minutes to Victoria Farm.
  • 31 - new service to replace the 8A from Wood End via Potters Green to Walsgrave Church, then onto University Hospital. The service will run hourly Monday to Saturday daytime.

We are advising all customers to check the latest changes before they travel. Full details including timetables are available on the website here.

David Bradford, our Managing Director said:

“Like many other bus companies, National Express Coventry has recently suffered some unavoidable bus service disruption due to the nationwide issue of driver shortages. We are sorry to have let anybody down and we appreciate customers’ patience with our drivers out on the roads.

“From 4th January we are making changes to some of our services to provide better reliability for our customers. Most of the changes are timetable amendments. First and last buses remain unchanged. Where we have had to alter some routes, there are alternative buses available.

“In the meantime I would like to remind everybody that it is mandatory to wear face coverings on all public transport, including buses, unless you’re exempt, so please remember to bring one with you for your journey.

“Travelling by bus is really safe - we are still carrying out enhanced cleaning of shared surfaces; using a long-lasting antimicrobial protective coating which is certified to kill Covid - even between cleans. When we’ve tested the bus handrails, they showed a microbe score comparable to food preparation surfaces.

“We know how important ventilation is in the fight against Covid-19 - buses leave the depots with windows open to keep fresh air flowing through the bus. And our buses open their doors every two minutes on average.”

Full details of service changes from 4th January 2022:

  • 6/6A between Coventry city centre and Tanyard Farm - Monday to Saturday daytime frequency changed to every 12 minutes.
  • 6/6A between Coventry city centre and Little Heath/Victoria Farm - replaced by the new 22 service.
  • 8 - Monday to Saturday daytime frequency changed to every 20 minutes. Evening and Sunday journeys will run every 30 minutes as two separate sections: Allesley Park to Coventry city centre, and Coventry city centre to Walsgrave. Customers travelling across the city can change buses at Pool Meadow.
  • 8A - withdrawn. Alternatives journeys available on service 8 and new service 31.
  • 9 - Monday to Saturday daytime frequency changed to every 20 minutes. This service will also be rerouted to cover Styvechale Grange, replacing the 9A.
  • 9A - withdrawn.
  • 11 - Monday to Saturday daytime frequency changed to every 20 minutes.
  • 12X - Monday to Friday off-peak frequency changed to every 15 minutes.
  • 13 - Monday to Friday off-peak frequency changed to every 12 minutes.
  • 20B - service withdrawn between Longford and Bedworth. The 78 service operated by Arriva will serve Bayton Road Industrial Estate.
  • 22 - new service to replace the 6/6A between Coventry city centre and Little Heath/Victoria Farm. Monday to Saturday frequency changed to every 15 minutes to Little Heath and every 30 minutes to Victoria Farm.
  • 31 - new service to replace the 8A from Wood End via Potters Green to Walsgrave Church, then onto University Hospital. The service will run hourly Monday to Saturday daytime.

Our bus timetables for the Christmas and New Year period are available online here.

For full details of the latest changes, including the latest timetables please see here. For more details on what we are doing to keep everyone safe from Covid-19 while travelling on our buses, please see here

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