Monday, 15 February 2016

Service 81 Proposals for Evenings and Sundays

When Lancashire County Council withdraw all services running under contract to them in April, Stagecoach will continue to operate a reduced timetable on services 80 and 81 (Lancaster to Ingleton/Kirkby Lonsdale), but buses will only run during the daytime and not at all on Sundays.

The Bus Users' Group is putting forward proposals to the new County Council Buses Working Party that seek to restore some of the services that will be withdrawn using the limited funding that will be available.

Here are our proposals for evening and Sunday services between Lancaster and Wennington or Hornby.  We realise that this service is vastly inferior to that currently operating, but we are being realistic in what we can expect the county council to fund.  This route is the only one out of all those due to lose them where we are proposing that evening and Sunday buses be continued.  We hope that this service would meet most essential needs but we now welcome your comments on the proposals.

Service 81  Lancaster - Wennington via Halton (Evenings)
Service 81  Lancaster - Hornby via Halton (Sundays)

All service 81A buses from Lancaster via the north side of the Lune Valley are being withdrawn. We have a proposal for a replacement service here:

Service 81A  Lancaster - Gressingham - Kirkby Lonsdale

12 comments:

  1. is the 81 service.. Lancaster to Kirkby Lonsdale and back via Wray still staying the same during the day?

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  2. is the 81 service.. Lancaster to Kirkby Lonsdale and back via Wray still staying the same during the day?

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    1. No. The Kirkby Lonsdale buses will not go through Wray. Wray will be served by the Ingleton bus (service 80) We hope to get the new timetable up on this site soon.

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  3. In order to continue my job I require evening and Sunday buses to Gressingham (or at the very least Hornby, from where I can walk or cycle).

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  4. A replacement bus service through Halton will be much needed. Those new times look good. I hope it gets sorted! Thanks.

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  5. this will affect school kids doing after school activities. QES in Kirkby Lonsdale has a fantastic music department ,the evening buses to Wray were well used for that and other activities by mine and other older kids,every week. I will let the school know as this will affect the future students

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  6. This timetable looks good. Fingers crossed.

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  7. Any evening services and sunday services would be welcome, I really heavily on the services and hope that these timetables could be workable, anything is better than nothing

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  8. It would be wonderful to keep any of the buses, so many people rely on them, hopefully common sense and a genuine understanding of true rural life will prevail.

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  9. These times look good and once every hour is ideal due to being late from missing a bus, less often (every 2 hours for example) would be better than nothing at all of course. I need to use these buses to visit family and sometimes for work. A lot of people can only visit family in the evenings after work, or rely on buses to get home from work that finishes later on. There are people who work in places like Hornby that need to get back to Lancaster after evening shifts at restaurants and shops for example.

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  10. Hi I live in the village of Wray and need the 81b to come through array because I need to get to Kirkby Lonsdale for my doctors dentists and Order things I am a person with a visually impairment and have a guide dog we need new Kirkby Lonsdale bus to come through the village why is it going through Homebase and straight on when they can get people on the bus through the village we need it to come through here it's great we've got the 80 but we still need the 81b police

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  11. Hi I live in the village of Wray and need the 81b to come through array because I need to get to Kirkby Lonsdale for my doctors dentists and Order things I am a person with a visually impairment and have a guide dog we need new Kirkby Lonsdale bus to come through the village why is it going through Homebase and straight on when they can get people on the bus through the village we need it to come through here it's great we've got the 80 but we still need the 81b police

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