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Cash cuts lead to axing of Cumbrian bus services

Many evening and Sunday buses will be axed from September 8 because Cumbria County Council is withdrawing subsidies for loss-making services.

Stagecoach bus photo

Bus company Stagecoach says the following routes are affected:

  • 71 Carlisle-Silloth, all journeys after 6pm go, as does the 11.53pm Friday and Saturday bus from Silloth to Carlisle on service 38;
  • 65/75 Cotehill-Wetheral-Carlisle-Durdar/Dalston, all evening and Sunday buses withdrawn;
  • 93 Carlisle-Bowness-on-Solway, the 9.05pm and 11.05pm Friday and Saturday buses from Carlisle, and the return journeys from Bowness at 9.50pm and 11.48pm are withdrawn, but there is a new Saturday departure from Carlisle at 6.05pm returning from Bowness at 6.50pm;
  • 600 Carlisle-Cockermouth, the 8pm and 10pm weekday buses from Carlisle, returning from Cockermouth at 8.58pm and 10.58pm, are withdrawn;
  • 8 Whitehaven-Mirehouse-Whitehaven, evening service goes;
  • X6 Whitehaven-Millom, Sunday-only service withdrawn;
  • 33 Cockermouth-Great Broughton-Workington, 8.37pm weekday bus from Cockermouth withdrawn;
  • 46B Workington-Salterbeck-Workington, evening journeys go;
  • 47 Workington-Seaton, all journeys after 7pm withdrawn, as is the 5.20pm Sunday bus from Workington and its return from Seaton at 5.30pm.
  • 50B Workington-Moorclose-Workington, weekday evening journeys withdrawn as is the 5.05pm Sunday bus.
  • X5 Workington-Cockermouth-Keswick-Penrith, late buses between Keswick and Penrith withdrawn while the weekday evening timetable between Workington and Keswick is re-cast including a new departure from Workington at 11.15pm on Fridays and Saturdays returning from Keswick at 12.15am.

The council announced earlier this year that it was phasing out bus subsidies to save £1.3m a year, putting 70 routes at risk of partial or complete withdrawal.

Some – such as the 563 between Penrith, Appleby and Kirkby Stephen – will survive because the operators believe they can be run commercially without a subsidy, perhaps by raising fares.


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