We have received some unexpected but most welcome news. As a result of Duncan Foster’s consultations with Matt Sutton at Kirkby Lonsdale Coach Hire, with the support ofJim Davies at the Lancaster Bus User Group, KLCH will be introducing a new service from 1st May onwards.
Currently, Stagecoach operates a service which leaves Lancaster at 7:45 passing through Arkholme at 8:24 and Whittington at 8:30. This bus only runs Monday to Friday in Term Time.
KLCH will enhance this by providing the same timetable during school holidays and also most importantly on Saturdays (there will still be no Sunday Service).
They will also be running an additional Service which will leave Booths daily at 17:50 arriving Whittington at 17:59 and Arkholme at 18:06. It seems that this will be Mon to Saturday both term time and during school holidays (we still have to confirm that these days are correct).
This latter bus will be in addition to the existing Stagecoach Term Time service which leaves Kirkby at 15:40.
KLCH comment: “We are not aware as yet of what will be happening as regards return tickets and publicity – obviously it would be best if return and period tickets were interavailable, and these journeys included in the Stagecoach leaflet.” As this would require the cooperation of Stagecoach we will have to wait and see.
KLCH have been able to offer this service in order to reposition the vehicles concerned due to the needs of their existing timetable.
Superb work Duncan.