Ribble Valley residents get chance to share views about reduction to bus services (From Lancashire Telegraph)
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Ribble Valley residents get chance to share views about reduction to bus services
3:19pm Tuesday 27th August 2013 in News
RESIDENTS are being given the chance to share their views on Lancashire County Council’s plans to cut the bus service between Clitheroe and Settle.
Under the new plans, the number 10 service will be cut from six days a week to two, running on Tuesdays and Saturdays.
The bus is subsidised by the council and costs the authority £265,000 each year.
On average, the service carries only four passengers per journey every week and the income generated by the service covers just eight per cent of the costs.
The consultation will run until Friday, September 6.
Tony Moreton, Lancashire County Council's assistant director for transport, said: “With continued financial pressure, it is difficult for the county council to continue to subsidise bus routes with very low passenger numbers in this way.
“Most people use the service on Tuesdays and Saturdays, which are market days, and we want to try and maintain the link between Clitheroe and Settle, and the villages in between, by maintaining a service on these days.”
E-mail email@example.com or write to Bus and Supported Transport Manager, Lancashire County Council, Room D3, PO Box 100, County Hall, Preston, PR1 0LD.
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