Date Added 30/07/2019

We are delighted to announce that our current 20 bus service will soon be changing back to the X20 with some new enhancements too.
The future of the service was in doubt; however, Ourselves, Warwickshire County Council and Transport for West Midlands have agreed changes which should secure the future of the service and most importantly provide enhancements for the many loyal members of the public who frequently use it.
Starting on Monday September 2nd, the Service 20 will be re-numbered back to X20 and will operate, again with an hourly frequency, between Stratford upon Avon and now Solihull instead of Shirley.  It will follow the current route until Morrisons in Shirley, where it will turn right and travel to Solihull bus and train Interchange, via Solihull Road, Sharmans Cross Road and Streetsbrook Road.
Johnsons 82 service will also be re-named the X20 and will operate from the interchange and travel via Solihull Touchwood shopping centre to Coventry, so providing a through service between Stratford upon Avon, Solihull and Coventry, again on an hourly basis. 
This new X20 service will also have some timing alterations in the afternoon peak to provide one additional journey in each direction, providing later links between Solihull and Coventry than currently available.
Home to School travel services that are provided within the current 20 service will be unaffected, and will still operate as normal. We can also confirm that seniors will still continue to receive free bus travel.
John Johnson, Commercial Director, said “We are very pleased to secure this important bus link and are grateful for the support of users all along the route.  We also hope that patronage from the villages and surrounding areas of Bearley, Wootton Wawen, Henley-in-Arden and Hockley Heath will increase due to the attraction of an hourly service through to Solihull and Coventry. We are always looking for ways to improve so we welcome passenger suggestions and feedback”.
Provisional timetables are available to view online now and paper copies will be available nearer September. If you have any questions or queries, please contact our bus team at Johnsons Excelbus on 01564 797040 or email .
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