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Stagecoach Bus Service Changes from 5 January 2019

December 22, 2018 9:21 AM
By Rugby Lib Dems

Bus stop sign picIn September Stagecoach began a process of reviewing its entire bus network across the Midlands. Over this period detailed analysis has taken place to review passenger numbers on each route and ways of tackling services which are not commercially viable.

Following detailed consultation with Warwickshire County Council over the last few months Stagecoach is now in a position to reveal the changes which will come into effect on the 5th January 2019.

Some services will be retendered by Warwickshire County Council and hopefully they will be able to publish the outcome of these in the near future.

New Rugby Megarider map


Service: 1
Newbold - Rugby Town Centre - Overslade / Woodlands

Route 1 is replaced with revised route 3/3A - see below for details

Service: 3 / 3A

Long Lawford - Rugby Town Centre - Hillmorton

An hourly service 3 will be reintroduced between Hillmorton, Rugby town centre and Newbold

An hourly service 3A will be introduced between Hillmorton, Rugby town centre and Overslade / Woodlands

Route 3/3A will combine to provide a half hourly service between Rugby Town Centre & Hillmorton with additional journeys on services 86 and 96.

The existing route 3 will no longer serve Long Lawford which will continue to be served by new route 86 up to every half hour.

The Sunday service will remain unchanged

New Rugby 3/3A timetable


Service: 4
Brownsover - Rugby - Admirals Estate - Cawston

Service 4 will no longer serve the Tesco stop at Elliotts Field and instead will stop at the new stops in Leicester Road

Service: 63
Current route: Clifton - Rugby Town Centre - Rokeby - Dunchurch - Stockton - Southam - Leamington
Future route: Rugby - Dunchurch - Stockton - Southam - Leamington

Service: 64
Current route: Rugby Town Centre - Dunchurch - Princethorpe - Long Itchington - Southam - Leamington
Future route: Up for tender with Warwickshire County Council

Service 63 will be revised to run direct between Rugby and Leamington via Dunchurch, Stockton, Southam and Radford Semele with the appropriate journeys starting / finishing at Warwickshire College or diverting via Southam College or Rugby High School

Rugby town centre to Clifton/North Kilworth section will be withdrawn and a replacement tender is currently being sought by Warwickshire County Council.

Journeys will no longer serve Hillside or Rokeby Estates in Rugby - a replacement tender is currently being sought by Warwickshire County Council.

The existing school movements to Rugby High School, Southam College & Harris School continue to be provided for but at revised times.

All journeys on service 64 are withdrawn apart from the 0604 Monday to Saturday departure from Rugby to Leamington which will run as now via Draycote Water, Stockton, Long Itchington and Southam. Also the late night journeys running on Friday and Saturday nights between Rugby / Stockton and Leamington via Bishops Itchington and Harbury will continue to run

A replacement tender for the 64 is currently being sought by Warwickshire County Council.

There are no changes to the route or timetable of the existing Sunday service

New Rugby Route 63 timetable


Service: 86
Future: Coventry - Binley Woods - Long Lawford - Rugby - Hillmorton - DIRFT

Service: 96
Current: Coventry - Rugby - Hillmorton - DIRFT - West Haddon - Long Buckby - Northampton
Future: Rugby - Hillmorton - DIRFT - West Haddon - Long Buckby - Northampton

Service 86 will be reinstated and will run half hourly from Coventry to Rugby via Binley Woods, Wolston and Long Lawford with journeys continuing hourly to Hillmorton and DIRFT via Featherbed Lane and Watts Lane

Service 96 will become hourly between Rugby to Northampton

Route 86 & 96 will combine to provide a half hourly service between Rugby Town Centre and DIRFT III via Featherbed Lane and Watts Lane

Route 96 will no longer serve Long Buckby Railway station

On Mondays to Fridays the 1440 departure on service 96 from Northampton will be rerouted to run direct between Harlestone and West Haddon missing out East Haddon and Long Buckby and will run via Ashlawn School at 1543 arriving Rugby Town Centre at 1552

New Rugby 86 timetable


New Rugby 96 timetable


Service: 657
Binley Woods - Wolston - Long Lawford - Rugby - (Ashlawn School)

The 657 will become available to the general public and will be incorporated in the main 86 / 96 timetable

The morning journey will start as route 86, departing Coventry 0717 (Binley Woods 0736) arriving 0822 in Rugby. Continues as route 96 to Northampton via Ashlawn School

A route 96 bus will run via Ashlawn School at 1543 arriving Rugby Town Centre at 1552 where the bus will become a service 86 continuing to Binley Woods and Coventry.

Service: 961

Rugby Town Centre - Harris School - Rugby High School

The morning journey starts as route 96 in Northampton arriving Rugby at 0826, the bus then continues as route 63 leaving at 0828 running via Harris School

The afternoon journey will continue to be 961 departing Rugby High School at 1553 and on arrival in Church Street at 1602 will continue on towards Northampton at 1617 as route 96

Service: D1 / D2
Northampton - Daventry - DIRFT - Rugby - Central Park

Timetable revised

The 1600 Rugby High School to Daventry journey will run as route 63 between Rugby High School and Rugby town centre. The bus continues to Daventry as service D1 via Boundary Road / Eastlands and Hillmorton Deerings Road.

The 2210 service D1 from Rugby Gateway to Rugby Town Centre has been withdrawn and the 2230 departure from Brownsover revised to start from Rugby Gateway at 2220 to allow shift workers enough time to pass through security at the end of their shift

New Rugby D1, D2 & D3 timetable


Service: D3

Daventry - Grange Estate - Steffan Hill Circular.

Evening journeys retimed

See above at route D1 & D2 for timetable

Service: D4

Daventry - Long Buckby.

Route D4 is withdrawn

Northamptonshire County Council are reviewing their options on this tendered service.

Source: https://www.stagecoachbus.com/regional-service-updates/midlands/warwickshire-and-coventry