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Lancaster Bus User Group

Lancaster District Bus Users Group have put a proposal to County, for funding additional services from the the £2m they have reserved for this purpose. Personally I am astounded, no – fuming – at the impertinence of the suggestions that the LDBUG have put forward.
They have made no suggestions regarding the Gressingham, Arkholme and Whittington Service. However they have suggested the reinstatement of a bus, every hour between Lancaster and Hornby, ON SUNDAYS.
So – we loose everything and Hornby are reward with a Sunday service of 11 buses.
In addition there will be one 81 bus every day (which would normally come to Kirkby via Melling, going instead only to Wennington, so that people getting the train back to Manchester have a bus from Lancaster to catch it.

http://lancsbus.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/lancaster-bug-to-submit-proposals-to.html

Bus Cuts

This is an exchange of Tweets between Stagecoach and myself, regarding the proposed 81 bus service:

From: John Keegan   @johnatloynepark
To: Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire. @StagecoachCNL – Why cancel the 81A, after Hornby when there are more people on that side of the river than Melling. 859 compared to 702?

From: Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire. @StagecoachCNL
To: John Keegan   @johnatloynepark – We have looked into our passenger loadings and maintained a service that we feel is viable with the LCC cuts coming in.

Bus for Lancaster Grammar

This is an exchange of Tweets between Stagecoach and myself, regarding the bus service to and from Lancaster Grammar and Lancaster Girls Grammar:

From: John Keegan   @johnatloynepark
To: Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire. @StagecoachCNL – You plan to provide one 81A bus a day from QES School Kirkby. What about the 7:35 Whittington for Lancaster Grammar?

From: Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire. @StagecoachCNL
To: John Keegan   @johnatloynepark – The 0735 service from Whittington will no longer operate.

81 Lancaster – Kirkby Lonsdale

Stagecoach Cumbria and North Lancs. has given details to the Lancaster District Bus Users’ Group of its planned service revisions, that will take effect on 3rd April 2016. There are large-scale reductions to timetables with some services disappearing altogether following Lancashire County Council’s decision to cease all subsidies for local bus services.
81  Lancaster – Kirkby Lonsdale
Buses will run every two hours via Hornby, Melling and Tunstall (i.e. not serving Wray or Wennington, which are served by service 80). The only buses via Gressingham and Whittington will be those serving QE School in Kirkby Lonsdale.
There will be no evening or Sunday service. Last bus from Lancaster will be at 1730 and from Kirkby Lonsdale at 1715.

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