New bus services for Coventry
Coventry bus users are to benefit from a new, improved and more frequent network between Canley, Tile Hill South and Solihull from Sunday January 25.
As part of a wider review of the Solihull bus network by transport authority Centro, Solihull Council and National Express Coventry, the 192 and 194 services are being replaced with improved service 19W and a new 19X service will be extended to Solihull.
All existing links on Services 19 and 19W will be maintained and frequencies improved for the majority of Canley residents between 9am and 5pm Monday – Friday.
Additional benefits of the new 19W and 19X service include new links from Solihull and Balsall Common to Warwick University, faster and more regular journeys from Canley to the city centre and an all day service to Westwood business Park.
Bernard Delaney, Director of National Express Coventry, said
“As part of a wider review of Solihull bus services our existing 19 and 19W services are being extended to Solihull. We are also introducing a new service 19X which aims to simplify the network, provide easier access and improved links to key destinations”
The new 19W and 19X service will continue to run from Pool Meadows bus stop to Tile Hill but will now continue into Solihull rail station. The route will follow a slightly different route through Coventry, running via Canley instead of Tile Hill.
Stephen Rhodes, Centro’s Bus & Highways Director, added
“Our aim is to provide the West Midlands with an effective, world class public transport system, and this means providing a bus network that connects key centres and reflects today’s society by keeping pace with new developments.
“By working with our partners, not only will we be improving and simplifying bus services around Solihull, but we will also be strengthening the borough’s bus links to places like Coventry, Birmingham and Warwickshire making it even easier for people in all these areas to travel to the places they want to go and to connect to other transport modes.”
Note to Editors:
Benefits of the new service include:
- All existing links on Services 19/19W are maintained and frequencies improved for the majority of Canley residents Monday to Friday daytime.
- WestwoodBusiness Park will have a service all day Monday to Friday instead of peak hour journeys only, new direct links with Tile Hill Station, Balsall Common and Solihull.
- New links created from Solihull, Balsall Common to Warwick University.
- Faster Journey times for certain journeys from Canley to the City Centre.