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Arriva Fox County
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A Wright Commander with Local Linx branding, used as part of the Leicester Linx scheme.
Headquarters Melton Road, Thurmaston, Leicestershire
Service area Leicester, Loughborough, Melton Mowbray, Coalville, Ashby de la Zouch, Burton upon Trent, Lutterworth, Hinckley, Nuneaton, Blaby, Market Harborough
Service type Urban and interurban bus services
Operator Arriva
Web site www.arrivabus.co.uk

Arriva Fox County is a bus company operating in Leicester and Leicestershire. It is part of Arriva Midlands.

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History

Arriva Fox County 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.

In September 1996 the Leicester Sandacre Street depot closed[1], and then in July 2009 the Southgates depot closed.

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

Following the opening of the Highcross Leicester there were some changes to several bus stops in the city centre from 1 September 2008, they are as follows;

  • The existing bus stops H1-H9 have now been removed and replaced by new stops, they are:
    • B1 to B4 - four new stops with shelters on the opposite side of the Haymarket (between the former Haymarket theatre and the Clock Tower)
    • B5 - New bus stop added from 25 January 2009
    • B6 (was B5) - one on Church Gate where the traffic flow has been reversed
    • A1 & A2 - two new bus stops with shelters on St. Peter's Lane
    • A3 to A9 - seven new bus stops with shelters on Causeway Lane

Routes

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, St. Peter's Lane, Causeway Lane and Humberstone Gate as its main city centre stops.

Arriva Fox County run the following services in the Leicester and Leicestershire area:

Service From To Via Notes
3 Ashby de la Zouch Queens Hospital Measham, Donnisthorpe, Overseal, Linton, Swadlincote, Newhall, Winshill, Burton upon Trent
5 Leicester East Goscote
(to Melton Mowbray Eves & Suns)
Thurmaston, Syston, Queniborough
5A Melton Mowbray Thurmaston, Syston, Rearsby, Asfordby
6 Leicester Syston Melton Road, Thurmaston Asda
9 Coalville Burton upon Trent Swannington, Ashby de la Zouch, Blackfordby, Woodville, Swadlincote, Newhall, Brizlincote, Stapenhill
9A Ravenstone, Ashby de la Zouch, Norris Hill, Donnisthorpe, Moira, Swadlincote, Brizlincote
11 Coalville Agar Nook Greenhill
14 Leicester Kirby Frith, Ryder Road Aikman Avenue
15 Ibstock Thringstone Ellistown, Coalville
15 Leicester Fosse Park Thorpe Astley, Meridian East
16 Coalville Ashby de la Zouch Ellistown, Ibstock, Heather, Measham
16A Ibstock Ellistown (from 01/02/2010)
22 Leicester Evington, Downing Drive Railway Station, Ethel Road
26 Leicester Coalville
(to Burton upon Trent as service 9A)
County Hall, Ratby, Botcheston, Thornton, Bagworth, Ellistown
27 Leicester Ratby Groby Road, Glenfield Hospital
28 Leicester Groby, Meadow Way Groby Road, Glenfield Hospital, Groby
29 29A Leicester Coalville
(to Burton upon Trent as service 9)
Groby Road, Glenfield Hospital, Groby, Markfield, Greenhill (29A), Whitwick (29A)
31 Leicester Oadby Grange Railway Station, London Road, Oadby
31A Coombe Rise
44 Leicester West Knighton, Pendlebury Drive Railway Station, Queens Road, Knighton
44A Wigston Fields, Rolleston Road
47 Leicester Leicester Leicester Royal Infirmary, South Wigston, Little Hill, Wigston Magna Local Linx circulars
48 Leicester Leicester Railway Station, Wigston Magna, Little Hill, South Wigston
49 Leicester Wigston Harcourt Welford Road, Wigston Magna, Meadows Estate, Wigston Harcourt, Kilby (49B)
49B Fleckney
49A South Wigston Welford Road, Wigston Magna, Gloucester Crescent
50 Leicester Narborough
(to Croft eves & Suns)
Narborough Road, Fosse Park, Enderby
50A Croft Narborough Road, Fosse Park, Narborough, Huncote
51 Leicester Braunstone Cross Roads Rowley Fields, Narborough Road
53 Leicester Thurnby Lodge Humberstone Park, Dudley Avenue
53A Humberstone Park, Scraptoft Lane
56 Leicester Scraptoft Humberstone Park, Thurnby Turn
58 Leicester Leicester Humberstone, Netherhall, Tesco Store, Hamilton Circulars
58A Leicester Leicester Hamilton, Tesco Store, Netherhall, Humberstone
80 Leicester Oadby, Halls of Residence Railway Station, Leicester University, Queens Road, Ratcliffe Road Term Time only
80A Leicester University Queens Road, Ratcliffe Road
84 Leicester Lutterworth Aylestone, Glen Parva, Blaby, Whetstone, Cosby (84), Broughton Astley (84), Dunton Basset (84)
84A Whetstone
85 Leicester South Wigston Aylestone, Glen Parva, Blaby, Countesthorpe
86 Leicester Eyres Monsell, Monmouth Drive Freemen's Park, Saffron Lane , The Exchange
87 Freemen's Park, Aylestone, The Exchange
104 Leicester Fosse Park Fosse Road South, Braunstone (Turnbull Drive)
123 Leicester Loughborough County Hall, Anstey, Thurcaston, Cropston, Swithland Mon-Sat evenings
126 Leicester Coalville Birstall, Rothley, Mountsorrel, Quorn, Loughborough, Shepshed, Whitwick (126)
127 Shepshed (The Ox Lea)
152 Leicester Coalville Kirby Muxloe, Desford, Barlestone, Ibstock (152), Ellistown (152)
153 Market Bosworth
155 Coalville Castle Donington Newbold, Worthington, Breedon on the Hill, East Midlands Airport Airlink Coalville
158 Leicester Nuneaton Braunstone Crossroads, Leicester Forest East, Earl Shilton, Barwell, Hinckley
302 Leicester Beaumont Centre Railway Station, Freemens Park, Leicester Royal Infirmary, Braunstone, Glenfield, New Parks, Glenfield Hospital Braunstone Bus
X3 131 Leicester Market Harborough Oadby, Great Glen, Fleckney (131), Kibworth City Linx

Star Trak

So far, Leicester services 6, 27, 28, 29, 29A, 31, 31A, 44, 44A, 47, 48, 49, 49A, 49B, 53, 53A, 84, 84A, 85, 86, 87, 126, 127, 152 & 153 have all been fitted with Star Trak, which tells you when the next bus arrives at your bus stop.

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PlusBus

Arriva Fox County is part of the Plusbus scheme from Leicester railway station.

See also

References

  1. ^ Midlandred.net Depots - Accessed 28 February 2009

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Simple English

Arriva Fox County is a bus company which provides bus services in Leicester and Leicestershire. It is part of Arriva Midlands, a bus company.

Contents

History

Arriva Fox County was formed in 1981, as Midland Red East the old Midland Red bus company broke up, and it changed its name to Midland Fox in 1984.

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

After the Highcross Leicester opened several bus stops in the city centre were changed. These changes started on 1 September 2008, they are as follows;

  • The existing bus stops H1-H9 have now been removed and replaced by new stops
  • B1 to B4 - four new stops with shelters on the opposite side of the Haymarket (between the former Haymarket theatre and the Clock Tower)
  • B5 - New bus stop added from 25 January 2009
  • B6 (was B5) - one on Church Gate where the traffic flow has been reversed
  • A1 to A2 - two new bus stops and shelters on St. Peter's Lane
  • A3 to A9 - seven new bus stops with shelters on Causeway Lane

Routes

Arriva Fox County buses move 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 beginning and stopping in Charles Street. Other bus services use the Haymarket Bus Station, Haymarket, St. Peter's Lane, Causeway Lane and Humberstone Gate as its main city centre stops.

Arriva Fox County run the following services in the Leicester and Leicestershire area:

Service From To Via Notes
X1 Leicester Coalville Braunstone, Ratby, Botcheston, Thornton, Bagworth, Ellistown City Linx service
X2 Leicester Burton upon Trent Coalville, Swannington, Asby-de-la-Zouch, Blackfordby, Woodville, Swadlincote, Brizlincote City Linx service (Until 12/07/09)
X3 Leicester Market Harborough Oadby, Great Glen, Fleckney (131), Kibworth City Linx service
X4 Leicester Fleckney Wigston Magna & Kilby City Linx service (Until 12/07/09) see service 49B
5 / 5A Leicester Melton Mowbray Thurmaston, Syston, Quelinborough (5), East Goscote (5), Rearsby, Asfordby
6 Leicester Syston Melton Road, Thurmaston Asda
14 Leicester Kirby Frith, Ryder Road Aikman Avenue
15 Leicester Fosse Park Thorpe Astley, Meridian East
22 Leicester Evington, Downing Drive Railway Station, Ethel Road
26 Leicester Coalville Groby Road, County Hall, Ratby, Botcheston, Thornton, Bagworth, Ellistown (Starts 13/07/09)
27 Leicester Ratby Groby Road, County Hall
28 Leicester Groby, Meadow Way Groby Road, County Hall
28A / 28B Leicester Coalville Groby Road, County Hall, Groby, Markfield, Greenhill (28A), Whitwick (28A) (Services renumbered 29/29A from 13/07/09)
29 Leicester Coalville Groby Road, County Hall, Groby, Markfield (from 13/07/09)
29A Groby Road, County Hall, Groby, Markfield, Greenhill , Whitwick
31 / 31A Leicester Oadby Grange (31)
Coombe Rise (31A)
Railway Station, London Road, Oadby
44 / 44A Leicester West Knighton (Pendlebury Drive) (44)
Wigston Fields (Rolleston Road) (44A)
Queens Road, Knighton
47 Leicester Wigston Magna & Leicester Leicester Royal Infirmary, South Wigston, Little Hill Local Linx circular
48 South Wigston & Leicester Railway Station, Wigston Magna, Little Hill Local Linx circular
49 Leicester Wigston Harcourt A5199 Welford Road, Wigston Magna , Wigston Harcourt, Kilby
49A South Wigston
49B Fleckney (Starts 13/07/09)
50 Leicester Croft Narborough Road, Fosse Park , Enderby (50), Narborough (50), Huncote (50)
50A Fosse Park (to Croft from 13/07/09)
51 Leicester Braunstone Cross Roads Narborough Road, Rowley Fields (51A), Fosse Park (51A), Narborough (51A), Huncote (51A)
51A Croft (Until 11/07/09 - Use service 50A)
53 Leicester Thurnby Lodge Humberstone Park, Dudley Avenue
53A Humberstone Park, Scraptoft Lane
53B Scraptoft Humberstone Park, Thurnby (from 13/07/09)
56 Leicester Scraptoft Humberstone Park, Thurnby (Service Renumbered 53B from 13/07/09)
58 Leicester Leicester Humberstone, Nether Hall, Tesco Store, Hamilton Circular
58A Hamilton, Tesco Store, Nether Hall, Humberstone
80 Leicester Halls of Residence Railway Station, University of Leicester, Ratcliffe Road Term Time only
80A University of Leicester Ratcliffe Road
84 / 84A Leicester Lutterworth (84)
Whetstone (84A)
Aylestone, Glen Parva, Blaby, Whetstone, Cosby , Broughton Astley , Dunton Basset
84A Whetstone Aylestone, Glen Parva, Blaby
85 South Wigston Aylestone, Glen Parva, Blaby, Countesthorpe
86 Leicester Eyres Monsell (Monmouth Drive) Saffron Lane , The Exchange
87 Aylestone , The Exchange
99 Coalville Nottingham Whitwick, Shepshed, Loughborough, Bunny (until 12/07/09)
104 Leicester Fosse Park Fosse Road South, Braunstone (Turnbull Drive)
126 Leicester Coalville Birstall, Rothley, Mountsorrel, Quorn, Loughborough, Shepshed, Whitwick (from 13/07/09)
127 Shepshed Birstall, Rothley, Mountsorrel, Quorn, Loughborough, Shepshed, Whitwick (only to shepshed from 13/07/09)
152 Leicester Coalville Kirby Muxloe, Desford, Barlestone, Ibstock
153 Market Bosworth (153) Kirby Muxloe, Desford, Barlestone
158 Nuneaton Braunstone Crossroads, Leicester Forest East, Earl Shilton, Barwell, Hinckley
217 Leicester Ashby de la Zouch County Hall, Glenfield, Groby, Ratby, Markfield, Greenhill, Whitwick, Coalville, Swannington
218 Swadlincote County Hall, Glenfield, Groby, Ratby, Markfield, Greenhill, Whitwick, Coalville,
302 Leicester Beaumont Centre Railway Station, Freemens Common, Leicester Royal Infirmary, Braunstone, Glenfield, New Parks, Glenfield Hospital Braunstone Bus

Star Trak

So far, all buses except routes 15, 56 and X3 have been fitted with Star Trak, which tells the passenger when the next bus arrives at the bus stop.

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