Bus Service Updates

To view service updates relating to service, fare and timetable changes or diversions please select your service from the links below.

COVID-19 Update for all Excelbus passengers: 

This is an update for all our customers who travel aboard our Excelbus services. 

Please understand that we are doing our best with all our bus services in these exceptional circumstances; and due to the changing situation it is not possible for us, or indeed the local authority to update the printed timetables at bus stops. Please disregard these and follow the guidance below for all our routes. We apologise for any inconvenience caused at what is a difficult time for all of us. Thank you.

In light of the current Coronavirus situation, we would like to update you as follows. Johnsons have extensive cleaning regimes that maintain high levels of hygiene for passengers to protect the health and well-being of their customers and employees. In order to support increased personal hygiene on our buses, we are putting strengthened measures in place to enhance sanitisation and focused cleaning; this includes but is not limited to:

  • The use of hand sanitiser gel on all buses to help passengers clean their hands frequently. 
  • Operating an even more robust vehicle cleaning schedule, with regular use of anti-bacterial wipes on hard surfaces and handles. 
  • Staff are being encouraged to maintain good hand, respiratory and personal hygiene by employing the 'Catch it. Bin it. Kill it.' ethos.
  • A well-coordinated emergency management system in place at all times. 
  • Finally, the single most important precaution that everyone can take is to observe good personal hygiene, including washing your hands regularly. 

These regimes are carefully monitored and reviewed, and we monitor operations daily, introducing enhancements as necessary. We would like to encourage all our bus customers to use the gel provided on our buses and of course, wash your hands regularly. 

Public transport provides a vital role in keeping the country running and ensuring critical sector workers in the health and emergency services can fulfil their roles. This is a fast-evolving situation, but for now the current Government advice is that people are able to continue to use public transport as they go about their lives, following regular guidance from Public Health England. 

Our team of dedicated bus drivers know how important their role is in providing our customers with a reliable & safe mode of transport and we thank you for your support and cooperation during this difficult time. 

Service Changes from 1st September 2020: 

Services 1, 2 & 3

These services will be rerouted to start and end at Stratford Interchange providing direct links from bus to rail from Chipping Campden, Mickleton, Lower Quinton & Meon Vale.

Service 1 (0750 from Stratford Interchange) to Chipping Campden school will be renumbered S1 and will only be available to school children.  Any general public will need to catch service 2 (0745 from Stratford Wood Street)

Service 3 from Lower Brailes to/from Stratford Girls Grammar school will be duplicated by a coach for school children.  School children wishing to pay a fare will still need to catch the public service bus.  We can no longer serve the bus park of Stratford Girls Grammar School so this service will operate to & from Shottery Gyratory using the bus shelter as terminus. 

Service 3 (0730 from Stratford Wood Street) to Shipston School will be only be available to general public as far as Lower Quinton.  After this point it will only be available to school children.   The 1516 journey from Shipston on Stour will re renumbered S3 will only be available to school children.

 

Service 4

Service 4 will no longer serve Morrisons.   We will be reverting to a 30 minute frequency between 9am and 2pm whilst continuing the hourly frequency after 3pm.  Additional journey on service 2 from Wood Street (1440 & 1535) will maintain the 30 minute frequency to Trinity Mead until 4pm.

 

Service 5A & 5C

Service 5 will be replaced by services 5A & 5C.  Service 5A will operate as the current service 5, with service 5C operating in the opposite direction.  Until such a a time as new flags are installed, please stop opposite the currently marked stops when operating service 5C.  Service 5C will operate from the Gyratory via Guild Street to Wood Street NatWest and WILL NOT serve McDonalds.  

 

Services 6 & 7

Services 6 & 7 will no longer operate to Banbury Gateway Retail Park with all journeys now terminating at the Bus Station.  This will result in some timetable changes. 

Service 6 from Banbury to Kineton School in the morning will become a strictly Closed Door service for school children only.

Service 6S from Stratford School to Ettington in the afternoon will become a strictly Closed Door service for school children only.

Service 7 from Tysoe to Stratford Girls Grammar School will be duplicated by a coach displaying service S7.

Service 7S from Kineton to Stratford Girls Grammar School in the morning will become a strictly Closed Door service for school children only.

We can no longer serve the bus park of Stratford Girls Grammar School so these services will operate to & from Shottery Gyratory using the bus shelter as terminus. 

 

Service 27

This will be reinstated and depart Broad Marston 10 minutes earlier.   This service will now operate from Evesham Road via Hathaway Lane, Cottage Lane, South Green Drive,  West Green Drive  & Trevelyan Crescent to Stratford Wood Street.

 

Service 77 & 77A

Some timetable changes.  0647 from Avon Dassett, 1525 from Trinity School & 1705 from Leamington College will be operated by A&M Flexibus Mondays to Fridays.   Additional evening peak journeys introduced between Leamington Spa & Lighthorne Heath.

 

Service 87, 87A, 88 & 88A

No change to timetable or route.   The 88 journeys which carry students to/from Arden Academy will be duplicated by a coach displaying service S88.

 

Service 150 & 150A

This service will be returning to pre-covid timetable.

 

Service 239

Service will be merged with X20 in the afternoon, operating as X20 from Stratford operating via Alcester, Studley & Mappleborough Green to Henley in Arden & Solihull.

 

Service X7

This service will become a strictly Closed Door service for school children only.

We can no longer serve the bus park of Stratford Girls Grammar School so these services will operate to & from Shottery Gyratory using the bus shelter as terminus

 

Service X20

Reintroduction of hourly service between Stratford and Solihull.

Most journeys into Stratford will operate via Stratford Interchange, Wood Street and Bridge Street.  Some early morning and later evening journeys will operate via Stratford Park & Ride Car Park via the current Park & Ride route of Masons Road & Timothys Bridge Road.

1655 Schooldays departure from Stratford upon Avon will commence as 239 from Moreton Morrell College and will operate via Alcester, Studley & Mappleborough Green.

 

Service X50

Service reintroduced Sunday 30th August 2020.

 

Stratford & Ride

This service will be reinstated on Bank Holiday Monday 31st August.  Some journeys early morning and later evening withdrawn and replaced by service X20 operating via Park & Ride site.

 

 


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