Replacement buses to plug service cuts in rural areas - The Stratford Observer

Replacement buses to plug service cuts in rural areas

Stratford Editorial 20th Dec, 2018   0

BUS services facing the axe in Warwickshire are now set to continue.

Bus operator Stagecoach recently announced it would be cutting some services which were not cost effective owing to falling passenger numbers.

But Warwickshire County Council (WCC) has agreed to provide services on some of the routes from January 5, to maintain public transport links in affected communities.

Some of the funding has come from agreements in place with housing developers.

Council chiefs say the replacement services mirror the level of usage and will retain journeys at key times.

Transport spokesman Jeff Clarke added: “I am really pleased we have been able to secure the funding for and redesign these important services to make sure our communities are not left without the public transport links that many depend on.

“Thanks to the hard work of the officers involved in overseeing the tendering process, our residents will be able to start using our new bus service as soon as Stagecoach withdraws in early January.”

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