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Reduced Bus Service to Durham

by Craig Martin on 16 February, 2020

A revision of the bus timetables has resulted in the 21 service running between Durham and Newcastle to be reduced in half during the day on weekdays. While the X21 is to be increased in return, a service that does not operate from any bus stop within the North Lodge area.

I cannot support such a significant drop in our bus service. Remember that this isn’t just about getting to Durham, it’s a reduction in service for anyone wanting to travel beyond the bottom of Front Street.

I’ve raised my objections with the Council and Go North East while also requesting that North Lodge gains a bus stop for the express service. This only fair when communities like Framwellgate Moor have this service while our part of County Durham is put at a disadvantage.

The Council are not objecting to these changes, showing understanding users preferences for faster services. While Go North East will not give us an express stop indicating that it would cause too much disruption to the timetables for them to see it as being worthwhile. I will continue to campaign on this issue.

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