Arriva and Stagecoach join forces in Leicestershire
Arriva and Stagecoach have joined forces to introduce what they describe as a simpler, more coordinated, more reliable timetable for buses between Leicester and Market Harborough.
Routes X3 and X7 will now give a bus up to every 30 minutes between Market Harborough and Leicester Monday to Saturday, with X7 continuing to provide an hourly service on Sundays.
Passengers will able to use any valid Arriva or Stagecoach adult or child/young person day, week, or four-week ticket for travel on either the Stagecoach route X7 or the Arriva X3.
Student Term and Academic Year products will continue to be valid onboard the buses of the operator issuing the ticket.
The coordinated ticketing arrangements have been introduced as part of the Leicester Enhanced Bus Partnership, which brings together bus operators and the city council with the aim of improving bus services and accessing future funding to enhance the public transport network.
“This partnership demonstrates our commitment to delivering simpler journeys for our customers” – Arriva Midlands’ head of commercial, Toby France
Arriva Midlands’ head of commercial, Toby France, said: “This partnership demonstrates our commitment to delivering simpler journeys for our customers, ensuring bus travel continues to be convenient, good value, and of course an easy way to lower your carbon footprint and protect our environment.”
Mark Whitelocks, managing director of Stagecoach Midlands, said: “As well as offering a more regular, coordinated frequency during the busiest times of day, the option to use your bus ticket on either service is a great benefit to customers.
“There’s never been a better time to get onboard.”
Arriva and Stagecoach previously joined forces to introduce a simpler, more coordinated, more reliable timetable for buses between Nuneaton, Hinckley and Leicester on routes 148 and 158.