National Express Coventry is changing bus services beginning on September 4th, including changed timetable frequencies to accommodate an increase in travel following the summer holidays.
The most recent confirmed modifications will improve travel by changing services to match consumer demand and account for the predicted increase in traffic beginning in September.
Minor changes to bus frequency and timetables will be made in some parts of Coventry. A list of further changes is provided below:
Service 5 will run every 60 minutes along the present 5 route to Radford, Burnaby Road, and Cherry Tree through Lythalls, with hourly extensions to Cherry Tree via Lythalls. The service between Cherry Tree and Arena Shopping Park will be discontinued. A new 5B service will run along Everdon Road.
Service 5A will run every 30 minutes through Kingsbury Road to Chapelfields (Westbury Road).
Service 5B – This new route will run every 60 minutes along the present 5 route to Radford, Burnaby Road, and Everdon Road, with hourly extensions to Everdon Road.
Services 5, 5A, and 5B provide a 15-minute service between the city centre and Coundon and a 30-minute service between the city centre and Radford.
Service 7A – between Belgrade Theatre and Chapelfields – will be discontinued.
Service 53 is a new school-only service that runs between Spon End and West Coventry Academy via Tile Hill North.
Route 54 is a new school-only service that runs between the city centre and West Coventry Academy via Allesley Village, Park Hill, and Tile Hill North.
Service 55 is a new school day only service that runs from Allesley Park to West Coventry Academy via Tile Hill North.
Services 57/58/58A will be phased out and replaced by the new 53, 54, and 55 services.
Service S36 is no longer available.
National Express Coventry Commercial Director Chris Gibbens stated:
“With children returning to school in September, roads will be busier and more people will be travelling.” These latest schedule enhancements will keep the region moving by allowing our buses to run consistently and get our clients where they need to go.
“A limited number of services are changing to better serve our customers’ travel patterns while also offering general enhancements for everyone – all at the same fantastic pricing.” As a result, we’d like to advise clients to double-check the most recent timetables before departing.
“Recent cost rises have impacted many individuals in Coventry and the surrounding West Midlands, so we’re working hard to make it easier for new and existing customers to save money.” Our fares remain frozen, and we’ve added new payment options, such as the ability to purchase any aboard ticket using a contactless card or phone.”
National Express Coventry was the first firm outside of London to adopt contactless weekly capping in summer 2021, which means customers can travel as much as they want for seven days and will be charged no more than the cost of a weekly ticket – regardless of how many journeys they make.
The biggest bus company has now gone a step further to make it easier to pay for other tickets. Customers at National Express Coventry can now use contactless to purchase any onboard ticket, including group tickets and £1 kid add-ons. Complete information is accessible on the National Express Coventry website at www.nxbus.co.uk/contactless.
Please visit National Express Coventry’s website for the most up-to-date timetable information.