From Monday 26 October, the UBUS will offer a much improved service including the following features. All Towns and Parishes in Stratford on Avon District will now have a UBUS operating every day Mondays-Fridays. The service will operate from 0930 until 1900, except between 1430 and 1630 on school days. This gives a substantial increase in the number of potential journeys that can be made. The boking centre is open from 0830 to 1800 making it easier to book journeys. Bookings can now also be made be via email and text. Bookings can still be made by calling 01789 264491. Concessionary passes will now be valid for travel on the service which will be hugely beneficial to the majority of passengers.
Fares on the service are £4 single and £6 return. The service is available to anybody who is unable to make their journey by normal public transport or if they have mobility issues. There are 5 operating zones and passengers can travel anywhere in their local area or to Stratford-upon-Avon. Passengers in parishes within the Southam area travel to Leamington Spa not Stratford-upon-Avon.
Warwickshire County Council will now be jointly funding this service and as a result it has reviewed all the Flexibus services it operates within the area and withdrawn those services where there is direct duplication and reduced operating days on less well used services.
Changes to services are as follows:-
504 Stratford Old Town to Stratford & Tesco Service withdrawn - UBUS available Monday - Friday
505 Hampton Lucy - Wellesbourne - Stratford & Tesco Service withdrawn - UBUS available Monday to Friday
513 Norton Lindsey - Claverdon - Solihull Now operates on Mondays only
514 Hatton - Solihull Now operates on Mondays & Saturdays
517 Wootton Wawen-Tanworth In Arden-Redditch Now operates on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays
519 Redditch - Tanworth In Arden - Solihull Now operates on Thursdays & Saturdays
520 Baddesley Clinton - Claverdon - Stratford Service withdrawn - UBUS available Monday - Friday
521 Hatton - Stratford Service withdrawn - UBUS available Monday - Friday