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Stagecoach to run council contracted services 'without subsidy'
BUS company Stagecoach has confirmed its Kendal, Barrow and Penrith depots will continue to run 'many' of its Cumbria County Council contracted services from September without subsidy.
A spokesman for the firm said a revised timetable was being introduced for the retained services.
"The new Barrow – Kendal service will also include Windermere from September and be operated by mostly brand new buses," said the spokesman.
"Having built up these services over the years and increased patronage, with improvements to efficiency, this enables us to continue running these routes without the need for subsidy."
Stagecoach will also launch a new ticket for home to school travel using the company's local bus network. At £380 for the year, this new ticket will reduce the cost of the school run and encourage use of local buses.
Contact Kendal depot on 01539 722143 for further details of the school day ticket.
Services being retained from September are: X35 Barrow – Kendal (re-numbered X6) 41, 41A, 42, 42A, 43, 45 and 46 Kendal Town Services 108 Penrith to Patterdale 735 Barrow – Kendal (renumbered X6) 551/552 Kendal – Arnside 505 – Ambleside to Coniston 567 – Kendal – Kirby Lonsdale 516 – Ambleside – Dungeon Ghyll 530 – Kendal - Cartmel Full details of bus service changes from September will be available from the Stagecoach website www.stagecoachbus.com/cumbrianorthlancs later in July.