Date Added 30/08/2019

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.

Changes are outlined below:

Service 20 Stratford to Shirley will be withdrawn and replaced by a new X20 service which will operate from Stratford upon Avon to Solihull via Wootton Wawen, Henley in Arden, Hockley Heath & Shirley.

Service 20A Stratford to Shirley via Henley High School will still operate in the morning serving Justins Avenue & Snitterfield but will depart 5 minutes earlier at 0735 from Bridge Street.  The afternoon service will be renumbered X20 and will still depart Henley High School at 1528 and serve Snitterfield and Justins Avenue.

Service 82 Solihull to Coventry will be renumbered X20 and provide new direct links from Coventry and the villages of Meriden, Hampton in Arden and Catherine de Barnes to Stratford upon Avon.  There will also be an additional evening peak journey in each direction between Coventry & Solihull with some slight timetable amendments.

NEW X20 SERVICE Replacing services 20 and 82 by operating Stratford to Coventry via Wootton Wawen, Henley in Arden, Hockley Heath, Shirley, Solihull, Catherine de Barnes, Hampton in Arden & Meriden.  Service will operate hourly during the day with buses to and from Stratford to coincide with KES, Stratford Girls Grammar, Stratford High School and Stratford College although we do not currently serve these points directly, buses can be caught from Wood Street and Stratford Interchange.

As part of this change there are now earlier and later links between Henley in Arden & Stratford upon Avon.

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”.

The new timetable can be viewed HERE.

If you have any questions or queries, please contact our bus team at Johnsons Excelbus on 01564 797040 or email .

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