The Council have advised us that the Hereford Link Road will open on Monday 11th December together with the associated traffic management schemes. This includes the ban for vehicles making a right hand turn from Barrs Court Road inwards to the City centre by the railway station.
This right hand ban affects our local bus services 81/81A inward from College Green and therefore we will be amending the route and timetable of these services together with services 77/77A that use Venns Lane and Old School Lane.
We work very hard to ensure that our bus services are punctual and reliable and therefore the new timetables for services 7/77A/81/81A have to reflect the worsening traffic congestion on Aylestone Hill and in Commercial Road.
This is a summary of the changes:
This service will be diverted to operate between Roman Road and Venns Lane via College Road (Victoria Park) to replace served 81A and not Old School Lane.
This service will be diverted to operate outwards from Commercial Road to Old School Lane via Barrs Court Road, College Road, College Green and Kingsway. The timetable is revised to depart from the City Bus Station at 3 minutes past the hour.
This will operate the current route to College Green and will then turn right up Kingsway and operate via Old School Lane, Venns Lane and Aylestone Hill back to the City centre. Between 09:03 and 14:33 a half hourly service will operate in association with service 77A.
This service will only operate in its present form before 09:00 and from 15:20 except that inward journeys will operate via Venns Lane and Aylestone Hill. Between 09:03 and 14:33 service 81A will not operate but instead circular service 77 will be diverted from Roman Road via College Road/Victoria Park to maintain an hourly service here. Journeys before 09:00 will be slightly retimed.