Changes to buses this week

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CHANGES to one of Skelmers­dale’s key bus ser­vices started on Mon­day (July 24).

The 313 ser­vice op­er­ated by Ar­riva, which serves the Ashurst and Birch Green ar­eas, has be­ing with­drawn to be re­placed by two new ser­vices funded by Lan­cashire County Coun­cil.

Ser­vice 312 will op­er­ate from Skelmers­dale Con­course to Wright­ing­ton Hospi­tal via Ap­p­ley Bridge, and ser­vice 313 will op­er­ate from Skelmers­dale Con­course to Burscough via Birch Green, Ashurst and Par­bold.

The ser­vices will run at sim­i­lar times to the pre­vi­ous 313 ser­vice, from Mon­day to Satur­day dur­ing the day­time.

Lan­cashire County Coun­cil’s cab­i­net agreed that the new ser­vices could be jus­ti­fied un­der the coun­cil’s pol­icy for con­sid­er­a­tion of ten­dered bus ser­vices as a high num­ber of peo­ple in Ashurst rely on the 313 bus to get to work, ed­u­ca­tion and other vi­tal ser­vices, with no al­ter­na­tive avail­able.

Timeta­bles for the new ser­vices are avail­able from Skelmers­dale Con­course and Skelmers­dale li­brary.

Find them on­line by search­ing for timeta­bles at lan­cashire.gov.uk.

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