Arriva Fox County

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Arriva Fox County
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Wright Pulsar Gemini boded VDL DB250 in Melton Mowbray in April 2009
Parent Arriva Midlands
Founded 6 September 1981
Headquarters Thurmaston
Service area

Leicester,
Loughborough, Melton Mowbray, Coalville,
Ashby de la Zouch,
Burton upon Trent,
Lutterworth,
Hinckley,
Nuneaton,
Blaby,

Market Harborough
Service type Bus services
Depot(s) 4
Chief executive Alex Perry
Web site www.arrivabus.co.uk/Midlands


Arriva Fox County is a bus company which provides bus services in Leicester and Leicestershire. It is part of Arriva Midlands, and a subsidiary of Arriva.

History[change | edit source]

Arriva Fox County was formed in 1981, as Midland Red East the old Midland Red bus company broke up, and it changed its name to Midland Fox in 1984.[1]

In late 2006, a new "Leicester Linx" brand was introduced for services in Leicester.

After the Highcross Leicester opened several bus stops in the city centre were changed. These changes started on 1 September 2008, they are as follows;

  • The existing bus stops H1-H9 have now been removed and replaced by new stops
  • B1 to B4 - four new stops with shelters on the opposite side of the Haymarket (between the former Haymarket theatre and the Clock Tower)
  • B5 - New bus stop added from 25 January 2009
  • B6 (was B5) - one on Church Gate where the traffic flow has been reversed
  • A1 to A2 - two new bus stops and shelters on St. Peter's Lane
  • A3 to A9 - seven new bus stops with shelters on Causeway Lane

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