National Express Coventry to run the 585 bus services between Coventry and Rugby
From today (Tuesday 25th August 2020), National Express Coventry has taken over the operation of the 585, 585A and 585B bus services previously provided by Travel De Courcey.
Chris Gibbens, Commercial Director at National Express Bus, said:
"We are pleased to have been able to step in and run the 585, 585A and 585B services between Coventry and Rugby to serve customers who rely on these services.
“We’ve worked closely with Warwickshire County Council to mobilise these services at short notice and look forward to welcoming many new and existing customers onboard with us for great value bus travel.”
The existing 585, 585A and 585B timetables and stops will continue except for Coventry rail station which will no longer be served. National Express Coventry day tickets and travelcards are valid on all services.
National Express also stepped in last year when it took over the 580 bus service to Rugby after the previous operator was no longer able to continue.
Due to works being carried out by Network Rail there are no trains running at Coventry Railway Station over the bank holiday weekend (29 August - 31 August 2020), however National Express Coventry bus services are running.
Some bus route and timetable changes take effect from 30th August, ahead of the expected increase in people using public transport during September. Full details are available on the website nxbus.co.uk/coventry.