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We will operate to the follow service level over the Easter period:

Good Friday - Normal service
Easter Saturday - Normal service
Easter Sunday - Normal service
Easter Monday - SUNDAY service

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.


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.

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.


Coton in the Elms
Buses on service 22 are unable to serve the Elms Road stop in Coton due to roadworks.

Buses will turn at the triangle and leave the village the same way as they arrive.

Please use the stops at either the triangle or the wooden bus shelter as the bus leaves the village.

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.

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 £2.20 2 trip/return (use 2nd trip anyday)

Woodville, Midway to Burton; £1.60 single or £2.30 2 trip/return

If you're travelling more often then a week ticket at £9 or 4 week ticket at £32 is a cheaper option and offers unlimited travel on our buses even at weekends.


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 (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.



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.


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.

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

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