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Welcome to Midland Classic

Recent News:

LICHFIELD BUS STATION CHANGES
From Monday 23rd June 2014 we are stopping at different stands in Lichfield Bus Station. This is due to us quite often being unable to get to our correct stands following changes made by other bus operators.

The new stands are:

Stand 1 - X12 Burton (first stop on row nearest the road)

Stand 7 - X12 Sutton Coldfield (third stop back on row nearest the car park)

Both stands are clearly labelled.

Hopefully these changes will make it easier for passengers to see our buses and avoid the confusion that has occurred over the past few weeks.

ROUTE DIVERSION SERVICE 18

Woods Lane, Stapenhill will be closed in two phases from 2nd June for up to 12 weeks.

Phase 1. Woods Lane will be closed from Spring Farm Road to Merrydale Road. During this time buses will run from St. Peter's Street to Woods Lane then turn via Merrydale Road and Marlborough Crescent, back to St. Peter's Street then along Stapenhill Road to Dalebrook.

Passengers for Burton should board en route to Dalebrook as the bus will run direct from Stapenhill Road to St. Peter's Bridge on its return to the Town Centre.

There will be no service along Clay Street during this time. Passengers at the far end of Woods Lane are advised to walk to Grafton Road for services 9 or 19.

Phase 2. Woods Lane will be closed from St. Peter's Street to Merrydale Road. During this time buses will run from St. Peter's Bridge onto Stapenhill Road thr onto Spring Terrace Road, Clay Street, Spring Farm Road, Woods Lane and then turn via Merrydale Road and Marlborough Crescent and back via Clay Street to Stapenhill Road.

Again passengers for Burton should board en route to Dalebrook as the bus will run direct from Stapenhill Road to St. Peter's Bridge on its return to the Town Centre.

Passengers at the Stapenhill end of Woods Lane are advised to walk to Stanton Road for services 4,9 or 19.

We are not sure of the exact dates of when Phase 2 will start so please look out for closure signs put up by the contractors.

SERVICES 402 and 403 FROM 28th APRIL 2014
We are pleased to announce that we will be operating services 402 and 403 on behalf of Staffordshire County Council from 28th April 2014.

Service 402 and 403 will form an hourly daytime service between Burton, Queen's Hospital Beam Hill and Uttoxeter.

Service 402 will run between Beam Hill and Uttoxeter via Tutbury, Fauld, Dovegate Prison, Draycott in the Clay & Marchington.

Service 403 will run between Beam Hill and Uttoxeter via Anslow, Acorn Inn, Needwood, Newborough & Abbots Bromley.

Timetable and route map is available by clicking on the right hand side of this page.

Please note that the new routes have been devised by Staffordshire County Council.

OTHER SERVICE CHANGES FROM 28th APRIL 2014

We are making some changes to our others services on and from 28th April 2014.

Service 4
The 08:25 Swadlincote to Burton journey will now run as service 9. This is to avoid the horrendous and unpredictable traffic on the A444 at this time.

There are other slight changes to the timetable in order to help with reliability at peak times.

Service 9
No changes other than a new journey at 08:25 Swadlincote to Burton Monday to Friday. Also the 09:10 Queen's Hospital to Ashby will leave at 09:05.

Service 19
This will be extended from Measham to Ashby de la Zouch as a replacement for Arriva service 8 in this area.

Buses on service 19 will run current line of route to Overseal then via Netherseal, Donisthorpe, Oakthorpe village, Measham, Packington to Ashby every 2 hours.

New service 19A will run every 2 hours as above but will serve Woodville Road in Overseal, Slackey Lane and Donisthorpe Lane between Overseal Church and Donisthorpe.

Combined, services 19 and 19A will offer an hourly daytime service between Burton, Swadlincote, Overseal, Donisthorpe, Oakthorpe, Measham, Packington and Ashby.

Certain journeys will also run via Linton & Castle Gresley to offer additional services. In particular there will be a journey from Linton at 08:39 into Swadlincote for 08:49 offering an arrival for 09:00 replacing Arriva's journey at 08:31. There will also be a return journey at 17:35 filling in the gap on the 21 timetable between 17:00 and 17:50.

Services 9,19 and 19A continue to offer a half hourly off peak service between Swadlincote, Newhall, Burton & Queen's Hospital.

Service 21
Slight changes to some afternoon journeys mainly to do with Pingle School's earlier finishing time.

The 07:30 from Swadlincote to Burton (07:40 on Saturdays) will no longer start from Wilmot Road.

New timetables are available in the "services & times" section of this website. A map of the new 19 and 19A route is also shown there.

There are currently no planned changes to any other services.

FARE CHANGES 28TH APRIL 2014
Unfortunately we are increasing most of our fares from Monday 28th April 2014. A summary is shown below:

We are also introducing a new ticket called "duo". This is for two people travelling together and is available as either a 2 trip ticket or a day ticket. Perfect for either a trip to town and back or to explore even further like to Lichfield, Ashby or Sutton Coldfield. Only rule is you have to travel together at all times as only one ticket is issued so name sure you don't fall out during the day!

2 trip tickets offer great savings on the cost of two single tickets and the 2nd journey can be made on a different day or even in the same direction as the original journey. South Derbyshire to Burton is just £3.50 so that's just £1.75 per journey!

Swadlincote, Newhall, Linton, The Gresleys to Burton
Adult - £2.50 Single; £3.50 2 trip;
Child  -£1.50 Single (no change); £2.30 2 trip
New duo ticket - £6 2 trip

Goseley, Woodville & Midway to Burton will remain at £2.50 single and the 2 trip will reduce to £3.50 bringing them in line with the Swadlincote etc fares.

Linton & Castle Gresley to Swadlincote
Adult - £2.00 single; £3.20 2 trip
Child - £1.30 single; £2.10 2 trip
New duo ticket - £5.50 2 trip

Ashby, Measham, Donisthorpe to Burton
Uttoxeter to Burton

Adult - £3.00 single; £4.60 2 trip
Child - £2.00 single; £2.90 2 trip
New duo ticket - £7 2 trip

Lichfield to Burton
Adult - £3.20 single; £4.60 2 trip
Child - £2.10 single; £2.90 2 trip
New duo ticket - £7 trip

Stapenhill, Brizlincote, Branston, Horninglow to Burton
Adult - £1.80 single; £3.00 2 trip
Child - £1.20 single; £2.10 2 trip
New duo ticket - £5 2 trip

classicday
Adult - £3.90; Child - £2.60; duo £7

classicday+ (required for journeys beyond Branston, Netherseal, Acorn Inn and Tutbury
Adult - £4.90; Child - £3.00; duo £8

classicweek
Adult - £14; Child - £9.50

classic4week
Adult - £50; Child - £33
now saving £6 over the cost of 4 separate weekly tickets

10 trip tickets remain the same
Adult £13; Child £8.50 (where the adult single fare is £2.00 or less)
Adult £17; Child £11 (where the adult single fare is £2.10 or more)

Group tickets for up to 5 people travelling together remain at £10 for the classicday area and £12 for the classicday+ area.

BUS DRIVERS REQUIRED
We are currently looking to take on qualified bus drivers with valid DQC (CPC) to operate our additional services. Please telephone 01283 500228 or email info@midlandclassic.com if you are interested in applying.

SERVICE 22 DIVERSION

Coton in the Elms
Buses now running to normal line of route.

Drakelow
Buses on service 22 are also diverted due to a road closure by Roger Bullivants. Although this will not affeect any bus stops it may add a couple of minutes to the journey.


BURTON & SOUTH DERBYSHIRE STUDENTS
Once again we are offering child rate tickets to all students at Burton & South Derbyshire college. Once enrolled just show the driver your 2013/2014 ID card and benefit from up to 33% off the standard fares.

Swadlincote, The Gresleys, Linton, Newhall to Burton; £1.50 single or £2.30 2 trip/return (use 2nd trip anyday)

If you're travelling more often then a week ticket at £9.50 or 4 week ticket at £33 is a cheaper option and offers unlimited travel on our buses even at weekends.

BUSES TO ROBERT SUTTON SCHOOL &
PAULET HIGH SCHOOL AND 6TH FORM COLLEGE

We offer a number of services and flexible ticket options for students travelling from South Derbyshire to Robert Sutton School & Paulet High School and 6th Form College from September.

Route 4 from Goseley Estate, Woodville, Swadlincote & Newhall (Union Road, High Street, Park Road) to A444, Tesco Express (Copper Hearth) for Robert Sutton or the next stop for Paulet.

Route 21 from Swadlincote (quicker service on route 4), Church Gresley, Castle Gresley & Linton to A444, Tesco Express (Copper Hearth) for the Robert Sutton or a short walk to Paulet.

Route 9 from Ashby, Woodville, Midway, Swadlincote & Newhall (Union Road, High Street, Bretby Road) to Brizlincote Violet Way  for Paulet or a short walk to Robert Sutton.

Route 19 from Measham, Overseal, Swadlincote & Newhall (Union Road, High Street, Bretby Road) to Brizlincote Violet Way for Paulet or a short walk to Robert Sutton.

Various ticket options are available including single, 2 trip tickets and 10 trip tickets.

Our weekly ticket at £9.50 (for B_Line card holders) offers the best value for money as it gives unlimited travel on all our services throughout the day and at weekends too - perfect for sixth form students with varying start and finish times.

Please give us a call on 01283 500228 or email us at info@midlandclassic.com if you require more information on routes, times or ticket options.

 


Hello SUTTON COLDFIELD

X12 flyer is now extended hourly to Sutton Coldfield

The buses which leave Burton at half past the hour (08:30 to 15:30) continue from Lichfield via Wall Island, Shenstone, Watford Gap, Hill Hook (Clarence Road), Mere Green to Sutton Coldfield with a journey time of around 55 minutes.

This change reintroduces a direct service from Burton to Sutton Coldfield which we have been asked for on many occasions. Perfect for a day out shopping in Sutton Coldfield and gives access to a range of bus services into Birmingham and the West Midlands.

It also offers an additional service between Hill Hook and Sutton Coldfield whilst also reintroducing direct buses from Hill Hook to Lichfield and Burton.

Buses will continue to run up to every 30 minutes between Burton and Lichfield.

And with Debenhams no open there can't be a better reason to visit Lichfield. Situated in the old TJ Hughes store is it located right next to Lichfield Bus Station making it even easy to get there!

From 4th June the following changes have been made to the existing timetable:
The 09:00 Lichfield to Burton starts from Branston Church at 09:17.
The 15:30 Burton to Lichfield (and Sutton Coldfield) journey no longer serves Anglesey Road.
The 16:35 Burton to Lichfield journey no longer serves Anglesey Road and leaves at 16:40.

The new timetable is now in the services & times section of this website and printed versions are available on our buses.


CARRIAGE OF DOGS ON OUR SERVICES

Following recent incidents and in the interests of hygiene and comfort for the vast majority of our passengers dogs will no longer be carried on our services on and from Monday 31st October 2011.

Guide and assistance dogs will of course still be carried.

MOBILITY SCOOTERS
Please note that unfolded mobility scooters are not carried on our buses for safety reasons.


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