Service Disruptions Last updated: Tuesday, 07 May 2019 10:28 AM

Hitchin to Pirton

Due to a road closure of Waterloo Lane in Holwell there will be a change to the route and temporary timetable of the 89 service from the 20th May 2019.  Currently these roadworks are expected to last for up to 9 weeks.

Service 89 will not be able to serve Holwell during this time.  A special service 89A will shuttle between Holwell and Hitchin at peak times on all days Monday to Saturday and also off-peak on a Tuesday, Friday and Saturday only. 

The main service 89 will divert to operate direct between Pirton and Hitchin via Hitchin Road and Pirton Road with an adjusted route within Hitchin on peak services due to the bus reaching the town from the West rather than the North.

See a map of the diversion and of route 89A here

Affected Services:

  • ic_bus 89
  • ic_bus 89
From 20th May 2019 for upto 9 weeks
Belton in Rutland Closure

To allow for drainage works, Nether Street and Littleworth Lane in Belton in Rutland will be closed.

For the duration of the works the 747 service will be unable to serve Belton in Rutland in both directions.

Rutland County Council will be providing a shuttle bus operating between Belton and Uppingham at certain times of the day so that passengers can get to Uppingham to join up with the 747 service. There will return journeys from Uppingham to Belton in Rutland.

R47 Passengers who travel to and from Belton in Rutland will need to use the stops on the A47 laybys.

Affected Services:

  • ic_bus 747
  • ic_bus R47
  • ic_bus 747
  • ic_bus 747
Tuesday 28th May to Friday 14th June 2019
Leesthorpe Road, Pickwell/Somerby

Leicestershire County Council are undertaking carriageway works on Leesthorpe Road, Pickwell.

During this closure the 113 service will not be able to serve Pickwell and will not be able to serve bus stops in Somerby, Burrough on the Hill and Twyford in the usual way.

If you reside in Pickwell & have essential travel needs on these dates, please contact Leicestershire County Council on 0116 305 0002, with at least 3 working days' notice of wishing to travel.

From Oakham, it will operate the normal route through Knossington, Somerby, Burrough on the Hill to Twyford, but instead of turning around in Twyford to Burrough on the Hill and Somerby, the 113 will operate via the B6047 towards Thorpe Satchville, Great Dalby and Little Dalby and re-join the normal route at Wheathill Farm on to Burton Lazars and Melton Mowbray.

From Melton Mowbray, it will operate as normal through Burton Lazars and on to un-named road, but instead of continuing straight to Pickwell, it will turn right at Little Dalby to Great Dalby, Thorpe Satchville and in to Twyford and then back on its normal route through Burrough on the Hill, Somerby and Knossington.

Passengers in Somerby, Burrough on the Hill and Twyford are advised to wait on the Twyford bound side of the road for travel towards Melton, and on the Somerby bound side of the road for travel towards Oakham.



Affected Services:

  • ic_bus 113
Thursday 23rd and Friday 25th May 2019
Cranford Road, Kettering

Cranford Road will be closed due to roadworks for a new housing estate and gas mains work. 

During this we will be unable to access Cranford from Kettering towards Thrapston.  Service 16 will divert from the A14 to Cranford, in to the village via Church Lane/Duck End and back to A14 roundabout towards Woodford.

This will add 5-10 minutes extra on to all journey times.

Affected Services:

  • ic_bus 16
  • ic_bus X16
17th April to 20th August
Broadmarsh Bus Station, Nottingham

Due to the closure of Broadmarsh Bus Station, service 19 will use stop C12 in Canal Street.

Affected Services:

  • ic_bus 19
  • ic_bus 19
Until further notice
London Road, Leicester Railway Station

To allow for improvement work and a new cycle lane along London Road, work will start on the bus stops at the Railway Station from 7th January 2019.

Phase 3 of these works, from 15th February 2019, has all the bus stops for the station being relocated.

North-bound passengers, towards Leicester City Centre, will have to cross over London Road and catch

services from the stop located near to Costa Coffee on London Road.  This is also the closest alighting stop for the Railway Station, the next stop will be next to Kwik-fit in Charles Street.

South-bound passengers towards Goodwood, Evington and the General Hospital will need to move to a new bus stop located outside the Tesco Express next to Conduit Street.

Affected Services:

  • ic_bus 22A
  • ic_bus 22B
  • ic_bus 22C
  • ic_bus 54A
  • ic_bus 81
  • ic_bus UHL
From 22nd January