On behalf of constituents in Chatteris, I have sought clarity over the proposed suspension of the Stagecoach East no. 30/35 bus service which connects the town to Huntingdon. I am now able to confirm that the County Council have agreed to fund replacement services for these bus routes from 1st January with no break in service. The timetables will remain unchanged and the services will continue to be operated by Stagecoach.
In-line with similar contracts to replace deregistered bus services, the no. 30/35 bus contract has been let until the end of August 2018 when it will be reviewed.
Given the large quantity of new houses being built in the area, this is a vital public transport link for schools, colleges and work. I am pleased that local Councillors, Steve Count and Anne Hay were able to investigate other ways that these services can be maintained.