Changes to bus services

Yeomans to withdraw some commercial bus services from January 2022

Yeomans has provided notice that it intends to withdraw a large proportion of its commercial services in Hereford from 1 January 2022.

The following services are to be withdrawn by Yeomans:

  • 71/71A/71B - Credenhill - Hereford
  • 71S - Credenhill - Whitecross School (School days)
  • 72 - Bobblestock - Hereford
  • 74 - Hereford - Newton Farm (Sunday service withdrawn)
  • 74A - Hereford - Hunderton - Newton Farm
  • 74S - Newton Farm - Hereford - Bishop's School (School days)
  • 77A - Hereford - College Green - Holmer - Bobblestock circular
  • 78A/78S - Skylon Park - Putson - Redhill (journeys serving Redhill withdrawn)
  • 79A - Putson - Redhill - Hereford (peak hours)
  • 88/88A - Hinton - Putson - The Pastures - Redhill (Saturday service withdrawn and all Monday-Friday journeys serving Redhill)

We are seeking to tender some replacement services which will be in place from January 2022. This will guarantee the continuation of essential services, including school services, as the council progresses permanent proposals for the city network. We will keep you updated on progress. You can read more about this in the Yeoman's article in our Newsroom.

From Monday 6 December 2021

440 Abbeydore - Ewyas Harold - Pontrilas

Minor changes to timetable to improve connections with X3 service at Pontrilas.

441 Longtown – Hereford

Service revised to start at Ewyas Harold at 0945 and operate via Dulas and The Bryn.

From Sunday 5 September 2021

DRM

420  Hereford – Bromyard – Worcester
  • 820 journeys renumbered 420 and open to all passengers
  • Changes to School/College days service including journey operating via Folly Lane, Ledbury Road and on to St Mary’s High School
469  Bromyard – Hereford
  • 869 journeys renumbered 469 and open to all passengers
476  Ledbury – Hereford
  • 876 journeys renumbered 476 and open to all passengers
  • Revised peak timetable
874  Old Colwall – John Masefield High School
  • Service open to all passengers
     

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675/676  Ledbury – Great Malvern

  • Schooldays journeys open to all passengers

Lugg Valley Travel

426  Leominster – Bodenham – Marden – Hereford
  • Revised Mondays to Saturdays timetable. Service operated commercially without Herefordshire Council subsidy
494/495/496  Leominster - Kingsland - Pembridge - Shobdon
  • The journeys at 1515 (school days) and 1650 and 1750 on Monday to Saturday depart, and run, 5 minutes later throughout.

Nick Maddy Coaches

34  Monmouth – Ross-on-Wye
40  Ross-on-Wye – Greytree circular
40A Ross-on-Wye – Tudorville circular
44  King’s Thorn – Hoarwithy – Ross-on-Wye
844  Old Gore – Hoarwithy – John Kyrle High School
  • Services operated by Nick Maddy Coaches under contract to Herefordshire Council

Sargeants Bros.

A  Hereford – Tupsley – Hampton Park Circular
  • Additional journeys introduced at 0710, 0740 and 1740

Stagecoach in South Wales

914  Brecon – Hay-on-Wye – Hereford
  • College Days only journeys renumbered service T14 and open to all passengers

Stagecoach West

34  Monmouth – Ross-on-Wye
40  Ross-on-Wye – Greytree circular
40A Ross-on-Wye – Tudorville circular
44  King’s Thorn – Hoarwithy – Ross-on-Wye
944  Old Gore – Hoarwithy – John Kyrle High School
  • Services now operated by Nick Maddy Coaches

Yeomans Travel

71 71A 71B Credenhill – Hereford
  • Minor timetable changes before 0900 and between 1430 and 1530 on Monday to Friday.
  • No changes to Saturday or Sunday timetables.
  • New later journey at 1810 on Monday to Friday on Service 71B.
71S  Credenhill – Whitecross School
  • New School service 71S operating to/from Whitecross School.
  • Credenhill – Whitecross School via Roman Road (mornings)
  • Hereford – Whitecross School - Credenhill via Roman Road (afternoons)
72  Bobblestock – Hereford
  • Minor timetable changes to Service 72 on Monday to Friday
  • New later journey to Moor Farm on service 71B at 1810 on Monday to Friday
  • More journeys on Service 77A will give four buses an hour between the City and Bobblestock between 0900 and 1445
  • Later bus at 1820 on Monday to Friday and 1805 on Saturdays
74  Hereford – Newton Farm
74A  Hereford - Hunderton – Newton Farm
  • Service to Newton Farm increased to 4 buses per hour Monday to Saturday between O900 and 1400 with two buses per hour via Hunderton as service 74A during these times
  • Later buses will run at 1825 (Monday to Saturday) and at 1855 on Monday to Friday
  • No change to Sundays
School services 74S/75S/78S/79S – St Mary’s and Bishops Schools
  • Journeys to St Mary’s School withdrawn
  • Through buses operate between Newton Farm and Putson/Redhill to Bishops School
75  Belmont – Hereford – Hampton Park
  • This service is withdrawn. Hunderton served by service 74A (see above)
  • See Sargeants service A for additional journeys serving parts of 75 Hereford – Hampton Park route
77/77A/77C City – College Green – Bobblestock (circular)
  • Timetables revised with service 77 withdrawn and service 77A increased to two buses per hour in the off-peak
  • New later journey at 1820 Monday to Friday and 1805 on Saturdays
78/78A/78X City - Putson - Rotherwas/Skylon Park
  • No change to services 78/78A/78X to and from Rotherwas/Skylon Park except that some journeys to the City before 0900 do not serve Redhill.
81  Hereford – College Green Circular
81A Hereford – College Green – Victoria Park Circular
  • Services withdrawn
  • See service 77A above for buses to College Green
88/88A  City - Hinton - Putson - Redhill
  • 1445 journey only runs in School Holidays
  • Service reduced on Saturdays from 4 to 3 buses per hour 0900-1400 with revised timetable
  • Service to Redhill reduced to approximately hourly on Monday to Saturday
412  Broad Oak - Garway - Wormelow - (Hereford)
  • The service operates between Broad Oak and Wormelow only and is renumbered 812
  • The afternoon journey operates from Orcop on request
  • Connection time at Wormelow revised to 1730 to connect with Stagecoach 36 service
413 Broad Oak - Garway - Kilpeck - Hereford
  • No change to the timetable
  • The afternoon journey operates from Allensmore on request
426  Leominster – Bodenham – Marden – Hereford
  • Service operated by Lugg Valley
437  Tillington Common – Hereford
  • Minor timetable changes but the overall level of service remains the same
  • 1500 journey from Hereford retimed to depart at 1520
  • The diversion to Green Lanes is withdrawn
440  Abbeydore – Ewyas Harold – Pontrilas ( - Hereford)
  • Minor timetable changes
  • The last journey from Pontrilas to Abbeydore departs at 1653
442  Clehonger – Abergavenny
  • The morning journey is retimed between Pontrilas and Abergavenny
  • The return journey from Abergavenny departs earlier at 1330
446  Almeley – Eardisley – Hereford
  • Revised timetable but no reduction in the current service level
  • New early morning journey from Hereford to Eardisley and Almeley
447/449  Hereford - Clehonger - Kingstone – Madley
  • There is no change to the current "emergency" timetable that is in operation due to the road closure between Clehonger and Kingstone. There is no change to the school buses that operated last term between south Hereford and Kingstone School except that they will run non-stop via the A465 and Locks Garage
453/454 Hereford - Fownhope/Woolhope
  • Revised timetables but no reduction in the current service level

From Monday 23 August until Friday 1 October 2021

T14  Brecon – Hay-on-Wye – Hereford
449 Hereford - Clehonger - Madley - Kingstone - Hereford

Due to a partial closure of the B4349 for a bridge saddling scheme the routes of the bus services above will be affected. From Kingstone Post Office the T14 service will run non-stop via Allensmore on the A465 to resume the normal route from Belmont. The same diversion will run in both directions and will be every day. Yeomans Travel will be operating a temporary timetable for the 449 service for the duration of the closure.

For full details visit Yeomans bus timetables.


From Saturday 31 July 2021

79A, 88, 88A  Hereford – Hinton – Putson – Red Hill

From Saturday 31 July Yeomans Travel will be introducing an emergency timetable on Saturdays on services to Hinton, Putson and Red Hill. There are no changes to the weekday timetable and the emergency timetable will run until 4 September. Red Hill will no longer be served on Saturdays but alternative facilities are available on Services 33 and 36 operated by Stagecoach West.


From Monday 26 July 2021 - 4 September 2021

75  Hampton Park - Hereford - Belmont

As a result of experiencing a severe shortage of drivers due to Covid 19 restrictions, Yeomans Travel will from Monday 26 July be introducing an emergency timetable on service 75 which reduces the number of journeys currently operated. This timetable will run until 4 September. 

For full details visit Yeomans bus timetables


From Monday 28 June 2021

T14  Hereford – Hay-on-Wye - Brecon

The following T14 journeys are retimed. 914 journeys are unchanged

  • 0622 Brecon – Hereford journey retimed to depart at 0602 (Monday-Fridays)
  • 0647 Brecon – Hereford journey retimed to depart at 0627 (Saturdays)
  • 0945 Brecon – Hereford journey retimed to depart at 1000
  • 1145 Brecon – Hereford journey retimed to depart at 1205
  • 1555 Brecon – Hereford journey retimed to depart at 1625
  • 0835 Hereford – Brecon journey retimed to depart at 0805
  • 1135 Hereford – Brecon journey retimed to depart at 1150
  • 1335 Hereford – Brecon journey retimed to depart at 1355
  • 1740 Hereford – Brecon journey retimed to depart at 1805

From Monday 24 May 2021

X3  Hereford - Abergavenny - Cardiff

Cardiff (0935) – Hereford (1215)
  • Reinstated
Hereford (1220) – Cardiff (1501)
  • Reinstated

From Tuesday 1 June 2021

Sargeants Bros Ltd new services in Hereford:

Service A  Hereford – Tupsley – Hampton Park Circular
  • New service
Service B  Hereford – Holmer – Bobblestock Circular
  • New service

From Saturday 5 June 2021

Yeomans Travel

Service 75 Hereford - Belmont
  • Saturday service around Hunderton reinstated

From Sunday 6 June 2021

Yeomans Travel Sunday services:

71B  Hereford – Credenhill
  • Sunday service reinstated
74  Hereford – Newton Farm
  • Sunday service reinstated
77A  Hereford – College Green – Bobblestock Circular
  • Sunday service reinstated

From Monday 19 April 2021

The following services operated by Nick Maddy Coaches have new timetables:

479 Much Marcle - Ledbury (Tuesdays only)

Journeys run half an hour earlier.

  • Departs Much Marcle 1000
  • Departs Ledbury 1300
457 Newent - Hereford (Wednesdays only)

Journeys run 15 and 17 minutes later

  • Departs Newent 0945
  • Departs Hereford 1345
478 Much Marcle - Hereford (Mondays only)

Day of operation changed from Wednesdays to Mondays

Journeys start 1 hour and 5 minutes earlier. Concessionary passes are accepted for travel from Much Marcle on this service

  • Departs Much Marcle on Mondays 0925
  • Departs Hereford Mondays 1305
436 Hereford - Stretton Sugwas/Breinton - (Wednesdays only)

Afternoon journey runs 30 minutes earlier

  • Departs Hereford Bus station 1300
459 Ledbury - Ross-on-Wye - (Thursdays only)

Journeys start 10 minutes later

  • Ledbury 0940
  • Ross-On-Wye 1240
31 Whitchurch - Ross-on-Wye - (Thursdays only)

Journeys start 10 minutes later

  • Whitchurch 1040
  • Ross-On-Wye 1350

From 6 April 2021

Services 453/454, Hereford - Mordiford/Holme Lacy - Fownhope/Woolhope

The B4224 between Fiddlers Green and Fownhope reopens at 1600 on Friday 26 March 2021.

From Tuesday 6 April the full timetable will be reinstated on services 453/454.

From Monday 8 March 2021

Bus services will revert to 'pre-lockdown' timetables from 8 March to coincide with students returning to schools and colleges. With minor exceptions, these will be the timetables that were in operation during December 2020.

Yeomans Travel

Pre-lockdown timetables will operate except:

77A/81A Hereford - College Green - Bobblestock
  • The 1633 no.77A and the 1745 no.81 are withdrawn on Saturdays
  • On Monday to Friday the 1633 no.77A will operate as a 1633 no.81A
  • On Monday to Friday the 1720 no.77A will terminate at Bobblestock
437/477 Hereford - Tillington
  • Due to problems with parked vehicles the journeys scheduled to serve Stephens Close at Green Lanes are only able to serve Green Lanes roundabout
  • The 1645 and 1750 departures from Tesco continue to serve Barrs Court Road and College Road in lieu of Aylestone Hill and Venns Lane

Sunday services remain suspended.