- Arriva Leicester
- Midland Red East and Midland Fox redirect here
A City Linx branded bus, used as part of the Leicester Linx scheme.
Headquarters Norman Road, Thurmaston, Leicestershire Service area Leicester, Loughborough, Melton Mowbray, Coalville, Ashby de la Zouch, Burton upon Trent, Lutterworth, Hinckley, Nuneaton, Blaby, Market Harborough Service type Urban and interurban bus services Operator Arriva Web site www.arrivabus.co.uk
Arriva Leicester was formed in 1981, as Midland Red East with the breakup of the old Midland Red bus company, and then became known as Midland Fox in 1984.
In September 1996 the Leicester Sandacre Street depot closed, and then on 11 July 2009 the Southgates depot closed. On 3 October 2011 the Thurmaston depot and head office moved to a new purpose built depot. 
In late 2006, a new "Leicester Linx" brand was introduced for services in Leicester. By mid 2010, although Leicester Linx is evident on some vehicles the brand has been largely dropped due to a nationalisation of Arriva's website and standard national fleet. New vehicles introduced in 2009 were in standard Arriva livery and a reorganisation of the fleet in the Arriva Midlands group during 2010, saw a number of East Lancs Myllennium Lowlander brought to Leicester in standard Arriva livery to complement the small number already in Leicester. A number of Leicester Linx branded Wright Eclipse Gemini vehicles purchased in 2006 as part of operation overdrive have been moved to the Thurmaston depot. During early 2011 some of the East Lancs Myllennium Lowlander's and ALX200 have been repainted and their seating updated into the standard arriva livery.
Most of the fleet is now low floor. The current buses in use are: Dennis Dart, Optare Solo, Alexander ALX200, Alexander ALX400, East Lancs Myllennium Lowlander, Wright Commander, Wright Eclipse Gemini, Wright Eclipse Urban, Mercedes-Benz Citaro.
There are three depots located in Thurmaston, South Wigston and Coalville, the Thurmaston depot is also the headquarters for Arriva Midlands.
In Leicester, Arriva run most of. its services from St Margaret's Bus Station with some journeys commencing/terminating in Charles Street. Other bus services use the Haymarket Bus Station, Haymarket/Causeway Lane or Humberstone Gate East as their main city centre stops.
Arriva run the following services in the Leicester and Leicestershire area:
Service From To Via Notes 4 Ashby de la Zouch Burton upon Trent Packington, Measham, Donisthorpe, Overseal, Swadlincote, Newhall, Stanton 5 Leicester East Goscote Belgrave Road, Melton Road, Thurmaston, Syston, Queniborough 5A Melton Mowbray Belgrave Road, Melton Road, Thurmaston, Syston, Rearsby, Asfordby Note - Journeys on Service 5 continue to Melton Mowbray in the evenings and Sundays 6 Leicester Thurmaston (Asda) Belgrave Road, Melton Road, Silverdale Drive Note - Service 6 continues to Syston Monday to Saturday daytime only - use Service 5 in the evenings & Sunday 9 Coalville Burton upon Trent Swannington, Ashby de la Zouch, Blackfordby, Woodville, Swadlincote, Newhall, Brizlincote 9A Ravenstone, Ashby de la Zouch, Norris Hill, Moira, Swadlincote, Newhall, Brizlincote Note - Journeys on Services 9 & 9A commence from Leicester as Service 29 or 29A 11 Coalville Agar Nook (Stamford Drive) Greenhill 14 Leicester Kirby Frith (Ryder Road) Woodgate, Aikman Avenue, Charnor Road 15 Thringstone Ibstock Coalville, Ellistown 26 Leicester Coalville Groby Road, Glenfield Hospital, County Hall, Groby, Ratby, Botcheston, Thornton, Bagworth, Ellistown 27 Leicester Ratby Groby Road, Glenfield Hospital, County Hall, Groby (Laundon Way) 28 Leicester Groby (Pine Tree Avenue) Groby Road, Glenfield Hospital, County Hall, Groby 29 Leicester Coalville Groby Road, Glenfield Hospital, County Hall, Groby, Markfield 29A Groby Road, Glenfield Hospital, County Hall, Groby, Markfield, Greenhill, Whitwick Note - Journeys on Services 29 & 29A continue to Burton upon Trent as Service 9 or 9A 31 Leicester Oadby (Severn Road) Railway Station, London Road, Oadby 31A Oadby (Coombe Rise) 44 Leicester West Knighton (Pendlebury Drive) Railway Station, Queens Road, Knighton 44A Wigston Fields (West Avenue) 47 Leicester Leicester Leicester Royal Infirmary, Saffron Lane, South Wigston, Little Hill, Wigston Magna, Welford Road, Leicester University, Railway Station Circulars 48 Leicester Leicester Railway Station, Leicester University, Welford Road, Wigston Magna, Little Hill, South Wigston, Saffron Lane, Leicester Royal Infirmary Note - Services 47 & 48 operate from Charles Street (Stand CC) in the evenings and Sunday - not St Margarets Bus Station. 49 Leicester Wigston Harcourt (Foston Gate) Leicester Royal Infirmary, Welford Road, Wigston Magna 49A South Wigston (Blaby Road) Leicester Royal Infirmary, Welford Road, Wigston Magna, Rolleston Road, Gloucester Crescent Note - Service 49A terminates at Gloucester Crescent (The Fairfield) in the evenings and Sunday daytime not serving South Wigston - use Service 47, 48 or 85. 49B Leicester Fleckney Leicester Royal Infirmary, Welford Road, Wigston Magna, Wigston Harcourt, Kilby 50 Leicester Narborough Braunstone Gate, Narborough Road, Fosse Park, Enderby 50A Leicester Thorpe Astley Narborough Road, Fosse Park, Meridian Business Park Croft (Arbor Road) Narborough Road, Fosse Park, Narborough, Huncote 51 Leicester Braunstone Cross Roads Braunstone Gate, Narborough Road, Rowley Fields Note - Evening and Sunday journeys on Service 51 operate direct along Narborough Road not serving Rowley Fields 53 Leicester Thurnby Lodge (Bowhill Grove) Humberstone Road, Humberstone Park, Dudley Avenue 53A Humberstone Road, Humberstone Park, Scraptoft Lane, Brook Road 56 Leicester Scraptoft Humberstone Road, Humberstone Park, Thurnby, Thurnby Turn 58 Leicester Leicester Hastings Road, Humberstone, Nether Hall, Hamilton (Tesco), Sandhills Avenue, Columbine Road, Victoria Road East Circulars 58A Leicester Leicester Hastings Road, Victoria Road East, Columbine Road, Sandhills Avenue, Hamilton (Tesco), Nether Hall, Humberstone Note - Evening and Sunday journeys on Services 58 & 58A operate direct along Sandhills Avenue not serving Columbine Road. 80 Leicester Oadby (Manor Road) Railway Station, Leicester University, Queens Road UniLinx 80A Leicester University Queens Road UniLink
Note - Services 80 & 80A operate during University Term Time only 84 Leicester Lutterworth Leicester Royal Infirmary, Aylestone, Glen Parva, Blaby, Whetstone, Cosby, Broughton Astley, Dunton Basset 84A Whetstone Leicester Royal Infirmary, Aylestone, Glen Parva, Blaby Note - Evening and Sunday journeys on Service 84 terminate at Broughton Astley not serving Lutterworth 85 Leicester South Wigston Leicester Royal Infirmary, Aylestone, Glen Parva, Blaby, Countesthorpe 86 Leicester Eyres Monsell (Monmouth Drive) Leicester Royal Infirmary, Freemen's Park, Saffron Lane, Milligan Road, Pasley Road 87 Leicester Royal Infirmary, Freemen's Park, Aylestone, Sturdee Road 104 Leicester Fosse Park Fosse Road South, Braunstone (Turnbull Drive) 126 Leicester Coalville Loughborough Road, Birstall, Rothley, Mountsorrel, Quorn, Loughborough, Shepshed, Whitwick 127 Shepshed (Ox Lea) Loughborough Road, Birstall, Rothley, Mountsorrel, Quorn, Loughborough Note - Some Monday to Saturday daytime journeys on Service 126 terminate at Shepshed (Ox Lea) 153 Leicester Market Bosworth Braunstone Crossroads, Kirby Muxloe, Desford, Newbold Verdon, Barlestone 158 Leicester Nuneaton Braunstone Crossroads, Leicester Forest East, Earl Shilton, Barwell, Hinckley T1 Market Harborough Leicester Tigers (Welford Road) Kibworth, Fleckney Matchdays only T2 Oakham Uppingham, Houghton on the Hill Note - Services T1 & T2 will operate when required by Leicester Tigers RFC on dates of home matches X3 Leicester Market Harborough Railway Station, Oadby, Great Glen, Kibworth Beauchamp City Linx
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