A NEW bus service between Lichfield and Tamworth is due to start later this month.
Arriva Midlands' service X65 links Lichfield, Hopwas and Tamworth along the A51, serving The Staffordshire Regiment Museum and DMS Whittington.
"We've listened to feedback from our customers who have requested direct buses between Tamworth and Lichfield and are pleased to introduce X65 – running up to every 30 minutes fast and direct along the A51 daytime Monday to Saturday," said Keith Myatt, regional marketing and communications manager.
The service is due to start on Monday, April 28.
The X65 service will leave Lichfield bus station from stand five from Monday to Saturday at 8.04am, 8.39am and 9.09am and then every 60 minutes until 3.09pm, 3.39pm, 4.09pm, 4.39pm and 5.39pm, with additional journeys Monday to Friday at 7.04am, 7.36am and 5.39pm.
On the return journey buses will leave Tamworth from stand N in Corporation Street Monday to Saturday at 8.04am, 8.34am and 9.34am, then every 60 minutes until 2.34pm and then 3.04pm, 3.34pm, 4.04pm, 4.34pm and 5.04pm, with additional journeys on Monday to Friday at 7.04am, 7.34am and 5.34pm.
Arriva Midlands' services 765 – Nuneaton to Lichfield via Tamworth and Whittington – and the 785 – Austrey to Lichfield via Tamworth – remain unchanged.
Together, the services provide buses up to every 30 minutes during the day from Monday to Saturday and hourly each evening and Sunday daytime.
Arriva Midlands' customer service team can be contacted on 0844 8004411.
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