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Arriva Fox County is a bus company operating in Leicester and Leicestershire. It was formed in 1981, as Midland Red East with the breakup of the old Midland Red bus company, and then became known as Midland Fox in 1984. It is now part of Arriva Midlands.

Arriva Fox County run services across the Leicester area plus services to/from Loughborough, Coalville, Hinckley, Melton Mowbray, Market Harborough and Burton upon Trent.

In Leicester, Arriva run most of its services from St. Margaret's Bus Station with some journeys commencing/terminating in Charles Street. Other bus services use the Haymarket Bus Station, Haymarket/Belgrave Gate (for High Street services) and Humberstone Gate East as its main city centre stop.

Arriva has depots in Leicester, Coalville, South Wigston, Hinckley and Swadlincote (which is used for the X2 plus 217 & 218 Sunday services)

In late 2006, a new "Leicester Linx" brand was introduced for services in Leicester.

ServicesEdit

(These services are subject to change)

Arriva Fox County run the following services in the Leicester and Leicestershire area (The number indicates the frequency of the service in minutes):

Service Route Monday to Friday Saturday Sundays & Notes
Daytime Evening Daytime Evening Bank Holiday
5 Leicester - Thurmaston - Syston - Quelinborough - East Goscote 20 30 20 30 30 (to Q'boro X'Roads)
Extends to Rearsby - Asfordby - Melton Mowbray - 60 - 60 60
5A 5B Leicester - Thurmaston - Syston - Rearsby - Asfordby - Melton Mowbray 20 service 5 20 service 5 Service 5B: operates a 0745 journey to Melton Mowbray via Longfield School on schooldays only
6 Leicester - Melton Road - Thurmaston ASDA 10 60 10 60 60
Extends to Syston 30 service 5 30 service 5
7 72 Hinckley – Wykin Estate (7) / Hollycroft (72) Circular 20 - 20 - -
11 Coalville – Agar Nook 10 30 10 30 60
14 Coalville – Ibstock 12 30 12 30 60
14 Leicester - Aikman Avenue - Kirby Frith, Ryder Road 15 First service 14 15 First service 14
15 Coalville – Whitwick - Thringstone 15 service 127 15 service 127
15 Leicester - Thorpe Astley - Meridian East - Fosse Park 30 - 30 - -
22 Leicester - Ethel Road - Evington, Downing Drive 15 First service 22 15 First service 22
27 Leicester - Groby Road - County Hall - Ratby 15 60 15 60 service 218
28 Leicester - Groby Road - County Hall - Groby, Meadow Way 30 service 28A 30 service 28A services
217 / 218
Combined provides a bus every 7-8 mins daytime from Leicester, St. Margarets Bus Station to Groby village
28A 28B Leicester - Groby Road - County Hall - Groby - Markfield - Greenhill (28A) - Whitwick (28A) - Coalville 60 each 60 (28A) 60 each 60 (28A)
31 Leicester - Railway Station - London Road - Oadby - Oadby Grange 6 15 6 15 Daytime: 15
Evenings: 30
31A Leicester - Railway Station - London Road - Oadby - Coombe Rise
44 44A Leicester - Queens Road - West Knighton - Pendlebury Drive (44) / Rolleston Road (44A) 10 30 10 30 60 (44A)
46 Leicester - Saffron Lane - Aylestone Drive - Eyres Monsell 15 amb 30 15 amb 30 Daytime only: 60 amb - These journeys to Leicester operate via Ambleside Drive
47 Local Linx circular Leicester - South Wigston - Little Hill - Wigston Magna - Railway Station - Leicester 15 30 15 30 30
48 Local Linx circular Leicester - Railway Station - Wigston Magna - Little Hill - South Wigston - Leicester
49 Leicester - Welford Road - Wigston - Wigston Magna - Wigston Harcourt 15 60 15 60 60
49A Leicester - Welford Road - Wigston - Wigston Magna - Gloucester Crescent 15 60 15 60 60
Extends to South Wigston 15 - 15 - -
50 Leicester - Narborough Road - Fosse Park - Enderby - Narborough 20 60 20 60 60
Extends to Huncote - Croft service 51A 60 service 51A 60 60
50A Leicester - Narborough Road - Fosse Park 20 60 20 60* 60
51 Leicester - Narborough Road - Braunstone Crossroads 20 30 20 30 Daytime: 30
Evenings: 60
51A Leicester - Narborough Road - Rowley Fields 20 - 20 - -
Extends to Fosse Park - Narborough - Huncote - Croft 60 service 50 60 service 50
53 53A Leicester - Uppingham Road - Humberstone Park - Scraptoft Lane (53A) / Dudley Avenue (53) - Thurnby Lodge 6 15 6 15 15
56 56A Leicester - Humberstone Park - Thurnby - Scraptoft 30 - 30 - - Service 56A: Journeys at 1715, 1745 and 1815 between Scraptoft and Leicester only
58 Leicester - Humberstone - Nether Hall - Tesco Superstore - Hamilton - Forest Road - Leicester Circular 6 15 6 15 15 Combined service provides a bus every 7-8 mins daytime from Leicester to Hastings Road, Fire Station
58A Leicester - Forest Road - Hamilton - Tesco Superstore - Nether Hall - Forest Road - Leicester Circular
71 71A Hinkcley - Burbage Service 71: 15 60 (71A) Service 71: 15 60 (71A) -
73 Hinckley – Paddock Way 20 - 20 - -
74 Hinckley – Sketchley Meadows 40 - - - -
80 Leicester - Railway Station - University of Leicester - Ratcliffe Road - Halls of Residence (Term Time only) 30 30 30 30 -
80A University of Leicester- Ratcliffe Road - Halls of Residence (Term Time only) 10 service 80 -
81 81A Hinckley – Barwell (81A) - Earl Shilton Service 81: 20 60 (81A) Service 81: 20 60 (81A) -
82 Hinckley - Barwell 15 - 15 - -
84 84A Leicester - Aylestone - Glen Parva - Blaby - Whetstone - Cosby (84) - Broughton Astley (84) - Dunton Bassset (84) - Lutterworth (84) 30 60 30 60 60 Service 84: Monday - Saturday evening and Sundays journeys terminate at Broughton Astley, Red Admiral
85 Leicester - Aylestone - Glen Parva - Blaby - Countesthorpe - South Wigston 15 60 15 60 60
99 Coalville – Whitwick – Shepshed – Loughborough – Bunny – Nottingham 60 120* 60 120* service 127 * Thursday, Friday and Saturdays only between Loughborough and Nottingham
104 Leicester - Braunstone, Turnbull Drive - Fosse Park 10 30 10 30 60
123 Leicester - Glenfield - Anstey - Thurcaston - Cropston - Woodhouse Eaves - Quorn - Loughborough CentreBus
service 54
Woods service 123 60 Woods service 123 Woods
service 121
127 Leicester - Birstall - Rothley - Mountsorrell - Quorn - Loughborough - Shepshed 10 60 10 60 30 (to Loughborough)
Extends to Whitwick - Coalville service 28A 60 service 28A 60 60 These journeys do not serve Shepshed: The OX lea PH
152 Leicester - Kirby Muxloe - Desford - Barlestone - Ibstock - Coalville 60 - 60 - -
153 Leicester - Kirby Muxloe - Desford - Barlestone - Market Bosworth 60 60 60 60 120
155 Coalville – Newbold - East Midlands Airport - Castle Donington 60 60 60 60 60
158 Leicester - Braunstone Crossroads - Leicester Forest East - Earl Shilton - Barwell - Hinckley 30 60 30 60 60
Extends to Nuneaton 60 - 60 - Stagecoach
service 48
217 218 Leicester - County Hall - Glenfield - Groby - Ratby - Markfield - Whitwick - Coalville - Ashby-de-la-Zouch - Swadlincote (218) services 28A / 28B (to Coalville) or X2 (to Swadlincote) 60
302 Braunstone Bus Leicester - Railway Station - De Montfort Hall - Freemans Common - Walkers Stadium - Leicester Royal Infirmary - Braunstone - Glenfield - New Parks - Glenfield Hospital - Beaumont Centre 30 60
(to Braunstone Leisure Centre)
30 60
(from Beaumont Centre)
Daytime only: 60
747 Cross County Leicester - Thurnby - Houghton-on-the-Hill - Bilesdon - Belton - Uppingham 60 - 60 - -
X1 City Linx to Braunstone - Ratby - Botcheston - Thornton - Bagworth - Ellistown - Coalville 60 LS - 60 LS - - LS - Limited Stop to Braunstone Crossroads
X2 City Linx to- Coalville - Swannington - Ashby-de-la-Zouch - Blackfordby - Woodville - Swadlincote - Brizlincote - Burton upon Trent 60 LS - 60 LS - services 217 & 218 LS - Limited Stop to Markfield, Field Head
X3 131 City Linx to Oadby - Great Glen (X3) - Fleckney (131) - Kibworth - Market Harborough 30 LS (X3) 2 jnys (131) 30 LS (X3) 2 jnys (131) service X7 (Stagecoach in Northamptonshire) LS - Limited Stop on the X3 to Oadby, Glebe Road
X4 City Linx to Wigston Magna - Kilby - Fleckney 60 LS service 131 60 LS service 131 - LS - Limited Stop to Wigston Magna
X6 City Linx to Fosse Park - Hinckley Three Pots - Walsgrave - Coventry 60 LS - 60 LS 30mins - LS - Limited Stop to Coventry
Leicester Skylink Leicester - Braunstone - County Hall - M1 Motorway - Pegasus Business Park - East Midlands Airport - DHL Building 60 60 60 60 60 Daily departures at 0015, 0215 and 0405 along with Sunday departures at 0605 and 0705 will depart from Abbey Street not St Margaret’s Bus Station.
X58 Leicester - Earl Shilton - Hinckley - Atherstone - Drayton Manor Theme Park 1 jny - 1 jny - 1 jny Tickets can be bought in advance for bus travel and entry to the park from the Arriva Travel Shop or on the bus for bus travel only.

Connections can now be made between services X4 and X6. Most journeys on X4 continue to or commence from Coventry as X6. Throughfares will be available on the two routes.

Services 6, 27, 28, 28A, 28B, 31, 31A, 44, 44A, 47, 48, 49, 49A, 84, 84A, 85, 127, 152 and 153 have been fitted with Star Trak, which tells you when the next bus arrives at your bus stop.

Service ChangesEdit

Service X6 to call at bus stops near Coventry University

Service X6 will call at stop LE in Gosford Street (towards Coventry) and stop LC from Coventry from Tuesday 25th March 2008.

Route DiversionsEdit

Granby Street and Horsefair Street closure

From Monday 14th January 2008 Granby Street will be closed between Bishop Street and Horsefair Street until Friday 28th June 2008 to allow the City Council to carry out imporvement works. Horsefair Street between Bowling Green Street and Granby Street will remain closed.

Therefore, services 46, 48, 49/49A, 84/84A/85 and 302 will be diverted as follow:

  • Pocklington's Walk
  • Millstone Lane
  • Horsefair Street
  • Bowling Green Street
  • Bishop Street
  • right onto Granby Street
  • Rutland Street
  • Charles Street

No bus stops will be affected by the closure, however it may take a few moments longer for buses to reach Charles Street.

TicketsEdit

These are some of the tickets available on Arriva Fox County's buses:

Day TicketEdit

Leicester CityEdit

  • Adult Price £2.60
  • Family Price £6.50

Day ticket available on all Arriva services in the Leicester City area[1]. The ticket can be bought on the bus and is available all day every day but is not valid on service 103, SkyLink or X58. [2].

Leicester City+Edit

  • Adult Price £3.00
  • Family Price £6.50

Day ticket available on all Arriva services in the Leicester City+ area. The ticket can be bought on the bus and is available all day every day but is not valid on service 103, SkyLink or X58.

Midlands Day TicketEdit

  • Adult Price £4.40
  • Family Price £9.00

Day ticket available on all Arriva services in the Midlands area[3]. The ticket can be bought on the bus and is available all day every day but the ticket is not valid on service 103, SkyLink, X6 between Fosse Park and Coventry or X58.

GoAnywhere Day TicketEdit

  • Price £8.00

Day ticket available on all Arriva services in the UK, with the execption for Transport for London services, Green Line coaches, sightseeing tours, park & ride services and the X58. The ticket can be bought on the bus and is available all day every day.

SkyLink Day TicketEdit

  • Adult Single or 24 Hour Return £6.00
  • Child Single or 24 Hour Return £5.00
  • Day Ticket £10.00
  • Family Ticket £20.00

Day tickets that are available on the SkyLink service between Leicester and East Midlands Airport. The Day and Family Tickets are also valid on all other Arriva services in the Midlands with the exception of the X58.

Weekly TicketEdit

Leicester CityEdit

  • Adult Price £10.00
  • Child Price £7.00

Weekly ticket available on all Arriva services in the Leicester City area. The ticket can be bought on the bus and is available all day every day but is not valid on service 103, SkyLink or X58.

Leicester City+Edit

  • Adult Price £12.00
  • Child Price £7.00

Weekly ticket available on all Arriva services in the Leicester City+ area. The ticket can be bought on the bus and is available all day every day but is not valid on service 103, SkyLink or X58.

Midlands Weekly TicketEdit

  • Adult Price £17.50
  • Child Price £10.00

Weekly ticket available on all Arriva services in the Midlands area. The ticket can be bought on the bus and is available all day every day but the ticket is not valid on service 103, SkyLink, X6 between Fosse Park and Coventry or X58.

SkyLink Weekly TicketEdit

  • Weekly Ticket £19.00
  • Weekly Ticket for all Arriva services (except X58) £24.00

Weekly tickets that are available on the SkyLink service between Leicester and East Midlands Airport.

4Weekly TicketEdit

Leicester CityEdit

  • Price £37.00

Monthly ticket available on all Arriva services in the Leicester City area. The ticket can be bought on the bus and is available all day every day and is valid for 28 days but is not valid on service 103, SkyLink or X58.

Leicester City+Edit

  • Price £42.00

Monthly ticket available on all Arriva services in the Leicester City+ area. The ticket can be bought on the bus and is available all day every day and is valid for 28 days but is not valid on service 103, SkyLink or X58.

Midlands Weekly TicketEdit

  • Price £63.00

Day ticket available on all Arriva services in the Midlands area. The ticket can be bought on the bus and is available all day every day and is valid for 28 days but the ticket is not valid on service 103, SkyLink, X6 between Fosse Park and Coventry or X58.

10 Trip TicketEdit

Leicester CityEdit

  • Price £10.00

Ticket available on all Arriva services in the Leicester City area. The ticket can be bought on the bus and is available all day every day and is valid for 10 journeys but is not valid on service 103, SkyLink or X58.

Leicester City+Edit

  • Price £12.00

Ticket available on all Arriva services in the Leicester City+ area. The ticket can be bought on the bus and is available all day every day and is valid for 10 journeys but is not valid on service 103, SkyLink or X58.

Midlands Weekly TicketEdit

  • Price £17.50

Ticket available on all Arriva services in the Midlands area. The ticket can be bought on the bus and is available all day every day and valid for 10 journeys but the ticket is not valid on service 103, SkyLink, X6 between Fosse Park and Coventry or X58.

SkyLink Monthly TicketEdit

  • Monthly Ticket £55.00
  • Monthly Ticket for all Arriva services (except X58) £75.00

Day tickets that are valid on the SkyLink service between Leicester and East Midlands Airport.

Student TicketsEdit

Leicester City+Edit

  • Term Price £109
  • Academic Year £218

A student only ticket available on all Arriva services in the Leicester City+ area [4]. The ticket can be bought from the travel shop at Leicester St Margaret's Bus Station or online, where there is a 10% discount. The ticket is not valid on service 103, SkyLink or X58.

Leicester PlusEdit

  • Term Price £159
  • Academic Year £348

A student only ticket available on all Arriva services in the Leicester Plus area [5]. The Leicester Plus area is the whole of Leicestershire plus Coventry, Derby, Nottingham, Nuneaton and Swadlincote. The ticket can be bought from the travel shop at Leicester St Margaret's Bus Station or online, where there is a 10% discount. The ticket is not valid on service 103, SkyLink or X58.

Big TicketEdit

Leicester CityEdit

  • Price £7.00

A return ticket valid for up to 5 people, available on all Arriva services in the Leicester City area. The ticket can be bought on the bus and is available all day every day but is not valid on service 103, SkyLink or X58.

Leicester City+Edit

  • Price £7.00

A return ticket valid for up to 5 people, available on all Arriva services in the Leicester City+ area. The ticket can be bought on the bus and is available all day every day but is not valid on service 103, SkyLink or X58.

Midlands Day TicketEdit

  • Price £9.00

A return ticket valid for up to 5 people, available on all Arriva services in the Midlands area. The ticket can be bought on the bus and is available all day every day but is not valid on service 103, SkyLink, X6 between Fosse Park and Coventry or X58.

PlusBusEdit

  • Adult day - £2 (child £1)
  • Adult 7 day - £10
  • Adult 1 month - £30
  • Adult 3 month - £90
  • Adult year - £300

The Leicester Plusbus ticket must be purchased from any railway station as part of your train ticket. It allows unlimited travel in a designated area (see plusbus website) for the vallidity of the ticket. The plusbus ticket is always cheaper than a conventional bus fare.

Special OffersEdit

Sometimes, Arriva Fox County may introduce special offers on fares for particular routes or at particular times. These are the current special offers available from Arriva Fox County:

Stop-HopEdit

An offer available for passengers who want to make a connection between St. Margaret's Bus Station and Haymarket, where passengers are able to use their valid tickets on services 152, 153 and 158 from St Margaret's to Haymarket for free.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Leicester Saver Areas. Arriva. Retrieved on 2007-11-11.
  2. Fares & Tickets. Arriva. Retrieved on 2007-11-11.
  3. Midlands Saver Area. Arriva. Retrieved on 2007-11-11.
  4. Leicester City+ Saver Area. Arriva. Retrieved on 2007-11-11.
  5. Leicester Plus Saver Area. Arriva. Retrieved on 2007-11-11.

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