'Major step forward for public transport': Bus service improvements are coming to Rugby

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Bus service improvements are coming across Rugby later this month.

Warwickshire County Council and Stagecoach said the changes will come into effect between May 25 and June 14.

The changes, which have been funded through central government’s Bus Service Improvement Plan Plus (BSIP+) allocation, introduce new evening services supporting the nighttime economy along with improvements to reliability.

Here are the improvements that will be implemented:

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Improvements to bus services.Improvements to bus services.
Improvements to bus services.

Service 4: Following a council review the Sunday services will be revised to run every 30 minutes. Starts 25 May 2024.

Service 4A: A new evening service with later buses supporting those working or socialising in the evening. The last buses from the town centre to both Brownsover and Bilton will now be at 2234.

Service 63: The morning journey leaving Leamington at 07:04 will leave 12 minutes earlier to help improve reliability during the morning. Starts 1 June 2024

Service 64: The morning journey will leave 8 minutes earlier at 0545 from Rugby. Starts 1 June 2024

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Service 961: The 0813 will depart at 0810 with more time to complete the journey reflecting local traffic conditions. Starts 1 June 2024

Cllr Jan Matecki, Warwickshire County Council Portfolio Holder for Transport and Planning said: “This is a major step forward for public transport in county, and I look forward to seeing more people using Warwickshire buses.”

More information about bus services in Warwickshire is available here: https://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/public-transport