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Subsidised bus routes

For many years, Arriva has been the bus company that runs bus services in Telford and Wrekin. Most of the bus routes that Arriva run are well used and the fares cover the costs of operating these commercial services. In Telford and Wrekin 98% of bus routes are operated commercially by Arriva.

Telford & Wrekin Council is not in charge of bus services locally, bus services are regulated by the Office of the Transport Commissioner. However, the Council does subsidise some local bus routes. This means the Council provides money to bus operators to run bus routes that carry less people and do not make enough money to cover the costs of running the services. Historically these services have been operated by Arriva. The Council also subsidises some bus services that run through Telford and Wrekin and into neighbouring areas like Shropshire or Staffordshire.

In June 2015 the Council approved an updated Bus Subsidy Policy. This policy provides a multi-criteria assessment to consider how bus routes help contribute to many of the Council's main priorities particularly around deprivation, access to local services and future housing and employment growth. The bus subsidy policy was reviewed by scrutiny committee and received cross party support prior to adoption by Cabinet.

Telford and Wrekin subsidised bus routes

Use the following links to view bus route maps and timetables:

  • Download route 1 (evenings only) - Telford Town Centre, Malinslee, Dawley, Little Daley, Brookside, Sutton Hill, Madeley, Woodside, Aqueduct, Little Dawley, Dawley, Malinslee and Telford Town Centre.
  • Download route 2 (evenings only) - Telford Town Centre, Malinslee, Dawley, Little Dawley, Brookside, Sutton Hill, Madeley, Woodside, Madeley, Sutton Hill, Brookside, Little Dawley, Dawley, Malinslee and Telford Town Centre.
  • Download route 4 (evenings only) - Leegomery, Princess Royal Hospital, Wellington, Oakengates, Telford Town Centre, Stirchley, Woodside and Madeley.
  • Download route 7a (evenings only) - Wellington, Haybridge, Hadley, Trench, Donnington, Oakengates, Telford Town Centre, Oakengates, Telford Town Centre and Overdale.
  • Route 11 (evenings and sundays) - Telford and Lawley.
  • Download route 14 - Telford Town Centre, Priorslee, Snedshill, Ketley Bank, Ketley Grange and Oakengates (60 minutes).
  • Download route 15 - Telford Town Centre, Oakengates, Wombridge, Hadley, Hadley Park, Leegomery, Princess Royal Hospital, Shawbirch, Admaston, Dothill, Wellington and Arleston (60 minutes).
  • Download route 16 - Telford Town Centre, Malinslee, Dawley Bank, Overdale, Hadley, Hadley Park, Princess Royal Hospital, Wellington, Dothill, Admaston, Shawbirch, Rodington, Roden and High Ercall (2 hours).
  • Download route 19 - Telford Town Centre, Dawley Bank, Lawley and Lightmoor (60 minutes).
  • Download the express 100 route - Madeley, Sutton Hill, Halesfield, Stafford Park, Hortonwood, Wellington and Princess Royal Hospital.

Visit the Arrivabus website to view the Arriva bus route maps and timetables in Telford

Alternative Transport Options

For more information on other transport solutions that the Council provides, view the pages below:

Download a summary of bus services in Telford and Wrekin