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Changes to Local Link bus service

Redcar_and_Cleveland_Borough_CouncilREDCAR & Cleveland Borough Council’s Cabinet has today approved changes to the Local Link bus service.

The report presented to Cabinet yesterday (Tuesday, May 24) recommended the revision of routes where there is already a service in place.

Changes agreed include:

  • 707/708, reducing this service from four buses to two, with the remaining two concentrating on towns and villages that are currently without an evening service;
  • 752, this route will be extended to include ASDA at Skelton for a six month trial period;
  • 758/759, removing this service from the timetable as the 772/773/778 will serve Moorsholm and the other towns and villages affected with the exception of Liverton Village which can access Arriva services;
  • 772/773/778 continuing a Guisborough town service but incorporating two daily round trips to Moorsholm;
  • 852, removing this service as an alternative already exists through Arriva.

These changes will come into effect on Thursday, September 1.

Councillor David Walsh, Cabinet Member for Adults, said:

“Working with partners, we have looked at what services are already being provided in East Cleveland to ensure that existing Local Link passengers continue to have transport services, but not necessary Local Link.

“If an alternative service is already operating, whether it’s by bus or rail, then we are in effect duplicating, and there is no need for the Local Link service.

“However, where the review has identified that the Local Link is the only means of public transport then we are proposing to continue the service.”

“We feel this is a much more targeted and cost effective approach to improving the sustainability of public transport in East Cleveland.”

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