Essex County Council steps in to save bus service
ESSEX County Council has stepped in to save 21 bus services in the mid and north Essex areas after the firm Stansted Transit announced it was ceasing to operate.Routes serving areas including Takeley, Bishop s Stortford, Saffron Walden, Maldon, Colcheste
ESSEX County Council has stepped in to save 21 bus services in the mid and north Essex areas after the firm Stansted Transit announced it was ceasing to operate.
Routes serving areas including Takeley, Bishop's Stortford, Saffron Walden, Maldon, Colchester, Chelmsford and Harlow have been affected.
Services 1, 5, 7, 7A, 9/10, 11, 14, 17, 18, 21, 71C, 73A, 118, 133, 301, 306, 317, 318, 319, 347 and 392 will run according to their normal timetables. Parents are reassured that school bus services operated by the company will also continue to run.
Passenger transport manager Nick Roberts, said: "It was important that we stepped in to save these services and we have reacted quickly to the situation having new operators in position within hours.
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"All of these services will continue to operate as normal until a formal tender process will take place later in the summer."
Other services not operated by Stansted Transit are unaffected.
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