RESIDENTS have been left angered as bus services throughout the day are cancelled for three weeks during ongoing road resurfacing works.

As of July 8, the 400 service has been terminating at Station Hill between 8am and 5pm during weekdays, causing disruption for many who rely on the service between Abbeytown and Silloth.

One affected resident, Karl Langley, expressed frustration for his daughter, who relies on the bus daily to get to work at Carlisle’s James Rennie School.

In response to the situation, a Stagecoach spokesperson said: “Due to the nature and location of the road works, our 400 service is unable to serve beyond Station Hill between the hours of 8am and 5pm for the duration of the works.

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“We were unable to find a suitable alternative route which the service could take safely during those times. 

 “When notified of the works we did request via Cumberland Council for buses to be allowed through, so that we could continue to serve the full route. They unfortunately declined our request. 

“We are sorry for the inconvenience this will cause; passengers with any concerns should contact Cumberland Council directly,” they said.

A Cumberland Council spokesperson said: “The first and last bus each day will travel through the site of the works to access Silloth, but those scheduled for the rest of the day will turn at Abbeytown.

“The road will however be open on the weekend.

“Options were explored with Stagecoach, but due to the extent of the resurfacing works a solution could not be found.

“We apologise for the inconvenience this causes for transport users and thank them for their patience whilst these essential resurfacing works take place,” they said.