Service 421 introduced by Midland Red West Limited on ?[Exact Date Needed] as a variation to Service 420, running between Worcester, Bromyard and Hereford, on Mondays to Fridays only.
One journey ran from Hereford in the mornings, departing St Owen Street at 0652, and ran over the same route as Service 420 between Hereford and Knightwick, then ran via Alfrick, Leigh and Bransford before rejoining the Service 420 route at Rushwick.
In the afternoons, one journey from Worcester to Hereford started at Worcester Sixth Form College at 1555, or at Newport Street bus station at 1615 during school holidays. An additional short-working operated by Worcester depot between Worcester and Bromyard departed the bus station at 1740, and connected with a short-working Service 420 operated by Hereford depot to provide a through service to Hereford.
Service 421 was withdrawn on Friday 31st August 1990 and replaced with additional journeys on Service 420 between Worcester, Bromyard and Hereford, or Service 422 between Worcester, Bransford and Alfrick.
|July||1989||Worcester ↔ Alfrick ↔ Bromyard ↔ Hereford||Withdrawn Aug 1990|
Route number 421 was reused by Midland Red West from Monday 9th September 1991 for most of the Monday to Friday services between Worcester, Alfrick and Suckley. This replaced Service 422 which continued to operate one return evening journey and one additional mid-day return journey on Wednesdays only. Service 421 did not operate on Saturdays until Saturday 29th August 1992, when one morning journey towards Worcester plus one afternoon return journey was added.
The Worcestershire County Council contract to operate Service 421 and Service 424 was lost to LMS Travel on Monday 24th March 2003.
|New September||1991||Worcester ↔ Alfrick ↔ Suckley|
|April||1994||Worcester ↔ Alfrick ↔ Suckley|
|February||2000||Worcester ↔ Alfrick ↔ Suckley|