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LOCAL PUBLIC & COMMUNITY TRANSPORT – SUMMARY of CHANGES due to CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK

Warcop Parish Council is a member of the Friends of Eden Valley Transport Group, which meets to lobby for the best transport provision for residents in the Eden area. Please note that bus operators are implementing various measures due to the coronavirus outbreak including social distancing and enhanced cleaning on buses, in line with Government guidance.

Here is the latest information regarding bus services in our area:

LOCAL PUBLIC & COMMUNITY TRANSPORT

Updated 23 September 2020

BUS SERVICES OPERATING with normal timetables

563 Appleby to Penrith (Mon – Fri) service

574 Kirkby Stephen to Appleby to Penrith (Tues) service

571 Brough to Kirkby Stephen to Kendal (Mon) service

572 Ravenstonedale to Kirkby Stephen to Barnard Castle (Wed) service

570 Ravenstonedale to Kendal (Thurs) service

S4 Brough to Kirkby Stephen (Fri) service

S5 Sedbergh to Kirkby Stephen to Kendal (Thurs) service

OTHER BUS SERVICES

506 Appleby to Kendal via Penrith (Mon – Fri) service

502 Brough to Kirkby Stephen to Kendal (Mon – Fri) service

The 502 and 506 services have been withdrawn by Stagecoach following Kendal College awarding the contract to KT Coaches, who are providing services for College students and to specified schools in Kendal and Sedbergh only. (KT Coaches are unable to provide a vehicle which meets the requirements necessary for the services to be available to the general public).

Community Transport ie Community Wheels, Rural Wheels, Voluntary Social Car schemes

The Community Wheels service to/from Appleby on Fridays is operating including connecting with the 563 bus to Penrith as normal, although capacity on the Community Wheels minibus is limited due to social distancing requirements (To join the CW scheme or make bookings phone 01228 226428) For other transport needs, phone Cumbria County Council on 0333 240 69 65 (option 5) or send an email to integratedtransport@cumbria.gov.uk

LEEDS – CARLISLE RAIL SERVICES

New Northern temporary rail timetables started on 14 September until 12 December, including the Leeds to Carlisle line. For more details, please use this link https://settle-carlisle.co.uk/autumn-update/

LEEDS РCARLISLE rail service 

Current reduced timetable due to Coronavirus outbreak is dated 18 May. As with bus services, please be aware that the timetable may change again due to Government guidance. Go to www.settle-carlisle.co.uk  for information or follow link below for the latest simplified timetable.