Essential transport is being put in place for Leicestershire communities affected by changes to bus services.
Leicestershire County Council is providing bookable taxi services for residents in Littlethorpe, Cosby, Carlton, Barton in the Beans, Nailstone and Cotesbach, and subsidising a local bus service for people living in Thurnby.
This follows changes made by bus operator Arriva to their commercially run 56, X44 and 153 bus routes which mean services to these particular villages stop after today (Friday, 21 April).
The bus firm’s decision to make changes to its bus services is due to the low usage in some areas.
To soften the impact on communities affected, the county council has contracted replacement services to provide a level of service.
The new services provide residents with essential travel links. Timetables are being posted at bus stops and our online travel planning website is available to help people plan their journeys.Person:A Leicestershire County Council spokesman
The new services will be up and running from tomorrow (Saturday).
More information is available about these new services, including timetables.
The bookable taxi is called a 'demand responsive transport (DRT) service' - which is like a bus service but runs when booked and picks up and drops off at a convenient location. Normal concessionary bus passes can be used on DRT services.