Whippet bus route changes come into effect today

PUBLISHED: 05:21 02 September 2017

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Several rural bus routes formerly operated by Whippet will be taken on by new companies from today.

Changes to bus routes run by Whippet have been confirmed by Cambridgeshire County Council and will come into effect today, September 2.

The routes affected are the Whippet services 1, 1A, 2, 3, 5, 7A, 8, 9, 12, 15, 16, 18, 21, 45, 45A, 114, 117, 476, 477, Busway C and U.

A full breakdown of the changes can be viewed online at cambridgeshire.gov.uk/changes-to-local-bus-services. The 1, 2, 3, 5, 16, 18 services will be cancelled or withdrawn. Others will be taken on by different operators and may include changes.

Timetable information for the 1A, 7A, 9, 15, 21, 45A, 114 and 117 services running from September 2 are available on the council’s website or by contacting 0345 045 0675.

County councillor Ian Bates said: “Our officers have been working extremely hard to provide this information as quickly as possible for residents who were understandably concerned by the Whippet announcement.

“While we have agreed to help on a short-term basis we now need to start thinking about the longer-term solution and I’d urge communities and parish councils’ to help us and consider any local solutions. For instance, could they run a village car scheme in their area?”

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