Well done Arriva!
Let's hope the full service appears on the web site.
It looks as if the 26 still cycles with the "short" 29 via disparate stops in Coalville.
The 26 has also been diverted to run via Amazon ...
The excellent new map in the Arriva leaflet makes it all surprisingly clear.
Not only that, but the right hand turn south of Leicester station (arrowed) ...
But back to Groby.
With the demise of the 28 (the wiggly estates route) the 26 has been diverted vi a one of the wiggles, shown schematically in blue on the new map.
Arriva is considering this suggestion from County Councillor O'Shea that the 26 continues to serve more of the withdrawn 28 route. A spokesperson for Arriva confirmed that the route they are looking at would mean that the 26 from the City would turn into Pymm Ley Lane, Glebe Road, Highfield Road and Oak Tree Close. When it reaches Ratby Road it would then turn right past the allotments and then left to serve Stephenson Way, Martinshaw shops and Woodbank Road before continuing towards Ratby. “We are nervous of the amount of time this will take.” he added. “That is why we are waiting to see how the first few days go to determine if we can do this or not.”
Astills ran regular, reliable bus services from Ratby to Leicester and the surrounding areas as well as providing school transport, contract work, private hire, tour and excursion work, for a total of more than 65 years. Astill and Jordan finally sold out to Midland Fox in November 1988.
There is a splendid book on the company ...
We move round the compass a little to take a look at anther Arriva Route from Leicester and, if fbb is really brave, he might even try to explain the printed timetable for the aforementioned 27 to Ratby.