Another bus service axed after three months


Further changes to bus services in Cheshire East will take place next month.

The changes are to commercial bus services which are not subsidised by the council. Operator D&G Buses has decided there are too few passengers to make services, or parts of some services, economically viable.

The 88A which was launched on April 1st 2018 and operates on Mondays to Fridays between Knutsford, Wilmslow and Colshaw Farm will be withdrawn.

Passengers wishing to travel between Knutsford and Wilmslow are advised to use the 88 service instead, which will be diverted via Longridge along the present 88A route.

Passengers between Wilmslow and Colshaw Farm are advised to use the Arriva 130 service.

The 88 Altrincham to Wilmslow, Knutsford and Macclesfield, which is council-subsidised service, will now operate via Longridge to replace the 88A, with some changes to the times.

All changes will take place from Sunday, 22nd July.

The full list of bus services and upcoming changes can be viewed on the council's website.

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Here's what readers have had to say so far. Why not add your thoughts below.

Buster Wild
Wednesday 13th June 2018 at 4:36 pm
Why no bus service to Handforth Dean or Stanley Green? The people from Wilmslow that work and shop at Tesco, Boots, Marks and Sparks, Next, B&Q, Halfords, Furniture Village and all the other large outlets have either got to walk or hire a taxi to get there if they haven't got a car. Cannot our councillors have a word with the owners of these stores to provide a bus service to and from Wilmslow, say early morning, lunchtime and late afternoon. Good for trade and goodwill.
Russell Young
Saturday 16th June 2018 at 11:58 am
Buster Wild - Agree with the sentiment, but both are car orientated places and the provision of a bus service isn't going get people out of tthem, when it's so convenient. The short lived extension of route 130 to Handforth Dean and its lack of patronage demonstrated that.