Warwickshire bus route X17
Stagecoach Warwickshire bus on X17 route heading to Warwick
|Operator||Stagecoach in Warwickshire|
|Vehicle||Alexander Dennis Enviro 200/Alexander Dennis Dart SLF/Dennis Dart/Plaxton Pointer/Volvo Olympian/Alexander RL|
|Via||Gibbet Hill, Kenilworth, Leamington Spa, Warwick, Hampton Magna|
|End||Chase Meadow/Warwick Parkway/Stratford-upon-Avon|
The X17 is a bus service serving Coventry and Warwickshire in the United Kingdom. It links the city of Coventry in the West Midlands with south and mid Warwickshire. It serves Coventry, Gibbet Hill, Kenilworth, Leamington Spa, Warwick Hospital, Warwick, with some journeys extending to Stratford-upon-Avon at peak times. It allows passengers from Kenilworth, Leamington Spa, Warwick and Stratford to avoid travelling through the University of Warwick as this service bypasses it. However the last journey from Leamington Spa in the evening terminates at the University .
It parallels service 16 for its route as far as Kenilworth, except route 16 goes via the University of Warwick, and onto Stratford-upon-Avon via Warwick, avoiding Leamington Spa. However service 16A serves Leamington instead of Coventry before entering Warwick and heading into Stratford-upon-Avon during early morning hours, also only running on week days. In 2010, the route was altered in order to coincide with the introduction of the new X15/X18 limited stop services between Leamington and Coventry. This included extensions to Chase Meadow, Hampton Magna and Warwick Parkway railway station. In 2013, a new service X19 was introduced, serving a similar route to the X17 service.
The service only operates Monday to Saturday, with the Sunday service operating as a unibus, as service U17 which terminates at Sydenham via Leamington Spa, with onward connections available at Leamington to get to Warwick and Stratford-upon-Avon. During the Monday to Saturday daytime period, the service operates every fifteen minutes, with low floor buses. At peak times it operates less frequently at every twenty minutes. The service only operates to Warwick and Stratford-upon-Avon during Monday to Saturday peak and daytime periods. Evening services tend to terminate at Leamington Spa, and are not usually operated with low floor buses. The last evening bus from Leamington to Coventry is 2036, with a later service going to the University of Warwick only.
The route from Coventry to Leamington Spa is as follows: From Coventry; Trinity Street, Rail Station Bridge, Kenpas Highway, Kenilworth; Leyes Lane, Albion Street, Shops stand B, Leamington; Parade, Parish Church, Rail Station, Prince's Drive, Portobello Bridge, Warwick; Lakin Road, Bus station (A), Stratford; Bridge Street (peak times only).
The return journey into Coventry follows a slightly varied route, from Ring Road Junction 6, rather than operating along Broadgate (due to the one way system), it follows, Warwick Road, Greyfriars Road, Queen Victoria Road, Corporation Street, Hales Street, Trinity Street.
- "Stagecoach in Warwickshire - X17/X19 Bus Timetable pdf" (PDF). Stagecoach in Warwickshire. 2013-11-04. Retrieved 2013-11-04.