Saturday, 2 April 2016

Let Us Know How the Cuts Affect You.

Service 5B: One of several to be withdrawn
With the new bus timetables being introduced on Sunday, 3rd April Lancaster District Bus Users' Group is seeking to learn the effects on local residents.

The new timetables include cuts to evening and Sunday services to the Ridge, Vale and Marsh areas of the city as well as to nearby towns and villages such as Glasson, Cockerham, Pilling, Caton, Brookhouse, Hornby, Wray, Wennington, Tunstall, Melling, Kirkby Lonsdale, Carnforth,Warton, Yealand and Silverdale. Evening services between Lancaster and Blackpool are also withdrawn and the villages of Gressingham, Arkholme and Whittington are left without any effective bus service.

The Group is already aware of many people who will find it difficult to continue to travel to and from work as well as to get to the theatres and cinemas in Lancaster and to visit friends and family. Also affected are people returning home from longer-distance trips by train who will be unable to reach Lancaster in time for their last bus home.

If you are affected by the cuts, or know someone who is, please let the Group know, either by leaving a comment below or emailing us on  This will help us to focus our efforts and see what can be done to alleviate the problem.  The Group is already in touch with residents of one Lancashire village and is working with them to design a proposal and secure funding for a replacement service. We would like to do more of this work and your experiences will help us in knowing where best to look.

The Group has had some success in getting Lancashire County Council to change its mind over services such as the 33, 51, 81 and 89 and we hope that much more can be achieved.

Please leave a comment below or on our Facebook page.