The links provided on this page are intended to help local people and visitors to travel easily in and around Charnwood and reach places further afield.

Information can be found below about the Leicestershire Sustainable Travel Challenge, local buses, cycling paths, car share schemes, local air travel and road traffic and weather conditions.

Follow the link below for information on cycling, pedestrian and other pathways located within Charnwood.

Midland main line improvement programme

Network Rail has embarked on a major programme of works to upgrade the Midland Main Line (MML) - the biggest programme of improvements to the line since it was completed in 1870. 

For more information, or to find out how this could effect you and your journeys around the Midlands, click on the link below:

Midland main line improvement programme 

Free bus travel for elderly or disabled people

Under the English National Concessionary Travel scheme, everyone over the pensionable age for women and eligible disabled people are entitled to apply for a travel card offering free off-peak local bus travel anywhere in England.

To apply for a new pass, renew an existing pass or replace a lost or damaged pass, please contact Leicestershire County Council on 0116 305 0002, or use the links below.


Visit the Choose How You Move website to find out about local bus services throughout Charnwood.

This website will help you plan everyday journeys and travel for leisure.

You will also find information about saver tickets which allows you to travel on bus services operated by:

There are other multi-journey saver tickets available from bus operators in Leicestershire.

Ask the bus driver, or go to the operator’s website for more details.

Car Share Schemes

Choose How You Move Car share is a free, secure online service that enables car sharing for people making the same journey. Car sharing does not mean sharing the ownership of your car, it is a way of sharing a regular or one-off journey by either offering people a lift or asking for a lift.

Think - Road Safety Campaign

Local air travel

East Midlands Airport is located just 8 miles (13km) north west of Loughborough and is a key national and regional asset.

We are represented on the Airport Consultative Committee; this is so that we can try our best to ensure that the airport's operations result in the minimum practical interference with residents of Charnwood.

For more information please refer to the Department for Transport's website.

Road traffic and weather conditions

Last updated: Thu 23rd February, 2023 @ 16:00