Friday, 25 July 2014

X7: Leicester - Milton Keynes


The X7 is a cross-county link from Leicester in the North, through Northampton to Milton Keynes in the South. It runs every hour each daytime and is operated by Stagecoach.

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Places served:





The X7 starts from stand 19 at St Margaret's Bus Station:


It then calls at stop ED on London Road, right outside the railway station:



Here's a map of Leicester City Centre showing all bus stops, with those served by the X7 highlighted in yellow:

Here are some things to see and do in Leicester:








Buses to Leicester stop on the left, buses to Milton Keynes on the right, by Waitrose on Harborough Road:

So what's in Oadby then?




Buses in both directions serve this stop at The Square in Kibworth Beauchamp:






Buses to Milton Keynes use stop S1 on the right, buses to Leicester use stop S3 on the left at The Square:

At Market Hall Bus Station, the X7 uses stop M1 towards Milton Keynes and stop M2 towards Leicester:





Buses to Milton Keynes stop on Harborough Road near the junction with Braybrooke Road:

Buses to Leicester stop further up Harborough Road, opposite The George:





Buses to Milton Keynes stop at this brick bus shelter on Harborough Road:

Buses to Leicester stop outside Hall Lodge, on the other side of the crossroads:





Buses to Milton Keynes stop at the brick bus shelter on the right. Buses to Leicester stop right outside the Stag's Head:





Buses to Milton Keynes use the brick bus shelter on the right, buses to Leicester stop by the phone box on the left outside The Swan on Harborough Road:






Buses to Milton Keynes stop on the right, buses to Leicester on the left on Northampton Road just north of the junction with Spratton Road:





Buses to Milton Keynes stop just south of Pitsford Turn on Harborough Road:

Buses to Leicester stop just north of the Turn:




Buses to Milton Keynes stop just south of the roundabout on Harborough Road:

Buses to Leicester stop in the lay-by just north of the roundabout:






Buses to Milton Keynes stop outside the Police Station on the right, buses to Leicester stop outside Waitrose on the left on Harborough Road:



This map only shows Stagecoach routes. For a map of all bus routes in Northamptonshire, click here.

There's yet another Asda just down the road, also served by the X7:





Buses to Milton Keynes use stand 15 on Drapery, next to Graduate:

Buses to Leicester use bay 3 at the new North Gate Bus Station.



This map only shows Stagecoach routes. For a map of all bus routes in Northamptonshire, click here.







Buses to Milton Keynes stop on the left, buses to Leicester on the right on Saxon Avenue:





Buses to Milton Keynes stop on the right and buses to Leicester stop on the left on London Road:





Buses to Milton Keynes stop on the right, outside the White Hart. Buses to Leicester stop on the left, directly opposite the pub, on Northampton Road:


Milton Keynes


The X7 starts from stop B4 at the Food Centre on Midsummer Boulevard:

Buses to Leicester then call at stop H4 at The Point, further down Midsummer Boulevard:

Followed by stop Z4 outside Milton Keynes Central railway station:

Here's a map of all bus stops in Central Milton Keynes, with those served by the X7 highlighted in yellow:



Timetables

See the full timetable here.

Here are your links for live scheduled departure times from major stops towards Milton Keynes:



...and back towards Leicester:




Tickets


The cheapest day ticket that is valid end-to-end on the X7 is the Stagecoach Dayrider Gold at £11.30.

For shorter journeys:



The Northampton Buzz Card at £4.30 for a day is valid on the buses of all operators in Northampton. On the X7 it's valid between Boughton Turn and Grange Park Lake (same as the Northampton Plusbus below).


The Leicester Flexi Day can be used on the X7 between Leicester and Oadby. It costs £5 and is also valid on the buses of all operators within Greater Leicester.


The following Plusbus tickets are valid on the X7:




Connections

See connecting routes on the detailed network maps provided by:



The X7 serves the following railway stations:




Alternatives

These are the major routes that run parallel to the X7 for some of its route:




All of the information in this post is correct at the time of writing, but please check the relevant links before travelling.

Click here to discover more amazing bus routes in the Midlands and here for more great bus routes in the South East.

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