Another bus service axed after three months


Further changes to bus services in Cheshire East will take place next month.

The changes are to commercial bus services which are not subsidised by the council. Operator D&G Buses has decided there are too few passengers to make services, or parts of some services, economically viable.

The 88A which was launched on April 1st 2018 and operates on Mondays to Fridays between Knutsford, Wilmslow and Colshaw Farm will be withdrawn.

Passengers wishing to travel between Knutsford and Wilmslow are advised to use the 88 service instead, which will be diverted via Longridge along the present 88A route.

Passengers between Wilmslow and Colshaw Farm are advised to use the Arriva 130 service.

The 88 Altrincham to Wilmslow, Knutsford and Macclesfield, which is council-subsidised service, will now operate via Longridge to replace the 88A, with some changes to the times.

All changes will take place from Sunday, 22nd July.

The full list of bus services and upcoming changes can be viewed on the council's website.

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Here's what readers have had to say so far. Why not add your thoughts below.

Bob Bracegirdle
Tuesday 12th June 2018 at 4:04 pm
Who would commit themselves to buses when the service changes every three months?
John Clegg
Wednesday 13th June 2018 at 3:13 pm
Private Eye, along with other publications and on-line forums, have shown how constant timetable changes can lead people to not rely on services so that fewer people use it, and then it can be axed.
I'm not saying for a moment that this is what has happened here, but endless timetable changes don't help the situation.
That, and central govt attitudes to running transport as a pretence of a profit-making business without subsidy, when it should be run as a public service. as a service