Stagecoach are changing the local bus services from 1st November -New time tables

We have been advised by Stagecoach that they will be making major revisions to their network in West Cumbria from 2 November

Listed below are full details of changes, if you are unsure of the effect on your area, please contact me and I will provide more specific information

 

I have included links to the current and new timetables

 

Service 1 : Whitehaven : Bransty – Parton – Lowca

  • Will be split and become a standalone Lowca to Whitehaven service
  • Mirehouse journeys will be served by an enhanced service 3/3A
  • 18:00 bus Lowca to Whitehaven will no longer run
  • Limited Sunday timetable is revised
  • Will run from Lowther Street not Strand Street

 

Current Timetable

Service 1 Timetable from 2 November

Service 3 Timetable (Mirehouse) from 2 November

 

Service 2 : Whitehaven – Kells

  • Will run from Lowther Street rather than Stand Street
  • Times revised
  • Extra very early morning trip (replaces withdrawn 300)
  • Last afternoon bus is at 17:35 rather than 17:50 – evening unchanged
  • Time of morning 2A Monkwray school bus revised. Will fit with later start for younger pupils but not older pupils
  • Sunday service revised – extra trip and 2 hourly timetable

 

Current Timetable

Timetable from 2 November

 

Service 3 : Whitehaven – Mirehouse

  • Currently hourly will become half hourly to replace withdrawn extension of 1 (buses run in clockwise / anticlockwise loops)
  • Will only run from the Town Centre, so will no longer serves Tesco (which had limited usage).
  • Will run from Lowther Street rather than Strand Street
  • Timetable has buses on the two routes departing from Lowther Street 3 minutes apart and from Mirehouse Shops 2 minutes apart. Which effectively reduces the service from Mirehouse shops to around every half hour rather than current every fifteen minutes.

This has been discussed with Stagecoach management, but they are unable to include a better frequency within the schedule

  • Limited Sunday service revised timetable

 

Current Timetable

Timetable from 2 November

 

Service 29 : Workington – Lillyhall – Workington

  • Replaces Services 300 / 301 (see below)

 

Current 300/302 Timetable South of Workington

Timetable from 2 November

 

Service 30 : Maryport – Thornhill via Workington and Whitehaven

  • Extra evening and Sunday journeys replacing current 301 (see below)
  • College Day only journey to/from Seascale will no longer run (current timetable)
  • Earlier journeys on Saturdays between Whitehaven and Thornhill 
  • Earlier journeys on Saturdays between Maryport and Workington
  • Service 31 journeys (see below) will be re-numbered 30

 

Current Timetable (Maryport – Whitehaven)

Current Timetable (Whitehaven – Egremont)

Timetable from 2 November (Maryport – Whitehaven)

Timetable from 2 November (Whitehaven – Egremont)

Timetable from 2 November (Whitehaven – Frizington)

 

Service 31 : Maryport – Frizington via Workington and Whitehaven

  • Will be re-numbered 30

(concerns about confusion in Whitehaven with services with the same service number going to both Thornhill and Frizington have been discussed with Stagecoach)

  • In Workington the route will be revised to follow the direct route followed by the Service 30, along Mossbay Road instead of Moorclose (which will get extra journeys on the new service 52 (was 46))
  • Earlier journeys on Saturdays between Whitehaven and Frizington
  • Extra Sunday journey which will become 2 hourly throughout most of day
  • Journeys to/from Asby will no longer run

 

Current 31 Timetable (Whitehaven – Frizington)

Timetable from 2 November (Whitehaven – Frizington)

 

Service 32 : Egremont – Whitehaven via Cleator and Cleator Moor

  • The current suspension of the 32 will become a permanent withdrawal
  • All points are served by other buses except Cleator, which has no other service
  • This service did offer a direct link to the West Cumberland Hospital from Cleator Moor (passengers will need to change from 31 to 30 on Inkerman Terrace in Whitehaven)
  • The service also offered a link for out of hours travel for pupils in Cleator Moor who attend West Lakes Academy in Egremont

 

Service 46 : Workington – Salterbeck and Harrington

  • Re-numbered 52
  • Frequency drops from 3 to 2 buses an hour
  • Will run into/out of Workington via the current 31 route via Moorclose (so will no longer serves Mossbay Road which will instead get extra journeys on 30 (was 31).
  • In Salterbeck all journeys will run on current Service 46 route (i.e. no longer will run anti-clockwise on Service 46A route).
  • Will interwork across town centre with old service 47 (also re-numbered 52)
  • Sunday service will be reduced from every 60 to 90 minutes, and will follow weekday 52 route

 

Current 46 Timetable

Service 52 timetable from 2 November

 

Service 47 Workington – Seaton

  • Re-numbered 52
  • Frequency drops from 3 to 2 buses an hour
  • Linked to old service 46 to Salterbeck to become through cross town service

 

Current 47 Timetable

Service 52 timetable from 2 November

 

Service 50/51 : Workington – Mirehouse

  • Route unchanged and frequency unchanged but times revised
  • Sunday service will be reduced from every 60 to 90 minutes. It will additionally serve Morrisons (but return times are poor – this has been discussed with Stagecoach)

 

Current Timetable

Timetable from 2 November

 

Service 52 : Seaton – Workington – Salterbeck – Harrington

  • New Service : Replaces Services 46 / 46A / 47 (see above)

 

Timetable from 2 November

 

Service 57 : Maryport Town Service

  • Renumbered M1
  • Will run to current Saturday timetable with first journey weekday journey at 0950 (was 0850) and last at 13:50 (was 1420)
  • Will be run with a 16 seat minibus (from Sellafield contract) [the implementation of this may be delayed due to Social Distancing restrictions]

 

Current 57 Timetable

Service M1 Timetable from 2 November

 

Service 300 : Carlisle – Whitehaven via Wigton, Aspatria, Maryport and Workington

  • The route will be split at Workington, with the 300 only running Carlisle between Workington
  • A separate 29 (replacing 300 and 302 journeys) running Workington – Whitehaven will maintain current frequency (see above)
  • Anyone from South of Workington wishing to travel North of Maryport will need to change buses (those travelling to Maryport still have a through service on the 30/31 every 15 minutes)
  • Early morning trip from Kells will be replaced by an extra Service 2 journey

 

Current 300 Timetable

Service 300 Timetable from 2 November (Workington – Carlisle)

Service 29 Timetable from 2 November (Workington – Whitehaven via Lillyhall)

 

Service 301 : Carlisle – Whitahaven via Wigton, Aspatria, Maryport and Workington

  • North of Workington becomes 300
  • South of Workington will be replaced by extra 30 journeys

 

Current 300 Timetable (including 301)

Service 30 Timetable from 2 November (Workington – Whitehaven via Harrington)

 

Service 302 : Workington – Lillyhall – Distington – Whitehaven

  • Replaced by new 29
  • All will serve Joseph Noble Road (currently most 300 journeys do not)
  • Will only serve Distington at peak times, (the off-peak 300 already by-passes Distington)

Workers at Lillyhall (not served by the 30/31) will still have a direct service at peak times.

Distington has a 15 minutes frequency service 30 to both Workington and Whitehaven

 

Current 302 Timetable (including 300)

Service 29 Timetable from 2 November

 

Service M1 : Maryport Town Service

  • Replaces Services 57 (see above)

 

Current 57 Timetable

Service M1 Timetable from 2 November