Make your views known about bus cuts

Lancaster bus station.
Lancaster bus station.

Protestors angry about proposed cuts to bus services in the district will be leafleting passengers at Lancaster bus station.

The leaflets will be handed out from 11am today, Thursday, to alert people to the service cuts proposed by Lancashire County Council from April 2016, saving £7.5m.

The cuts would leave some rural areas completely devoid of public transport although Stagecoach said it would review some of the routes.

Jim Davies, chairman of Lancaster Bus Users’ Group said: “We feel that many people are not aware which buses are going to disappear. Our leaflets list the services together with contact details for county councillors so that people can make their views known to them before the full Council meeting on February 11.”

Buses facing cuts in the Lancaster district are: 5 Carnforth - Morecambe - Heysham - Overton (Monday to Saturday Evenings & Sundays); 42 Lancaster - Garstang - Poulton - Blackpool (Monday to Saturday Evenings); 51 Carnforth - Warton - Silverdale, 5B Brookhouse - Morecambe, 5C Carnforth - Morecambe, 55C Carnforth - Lancaster (Daily, Daytime & Evenings) 55 Lancaster - Carnforth (Monday to Saturday Evenings & Sundays); 81A, 81B Lancaster - Hornby - Kirkby Lonsdale (Monday to Saturday Evenings & Sundays); 1 Silverdale Shuttle Monday to Saturday Daytime; 7 Lancaster - Vale / Lancaster - Marsh; 10 Lancaster - Ridge (Monday to Saturday Evenings & Sundays); 33 Morecambe - Bare Circular (Monday to Saturday Daytime)

86, 89, 89H Fleetwood - Cleveleys - Knott End, Knott End - Pilling - Glasson Dock - Lancaster (Daily Daytime & Evenings); 81A, 81B (Lancaster) - Hornby - Arkholme/Melling - Kirkby Lonsdale (Monday to Saturday Daytime);

40 Morecambe - Lancaster - Garstang - Preston (Daily Odd Journeys).