28 Feb 2011

Twenty-two routes cut in Cambridge

Bus operator Stagecoach has announced it will axe 22 bus routes – and reduce the frequency of a further 15. Evening and weekend journeys will be scrapped on several routes serving the city, and rural Huntingdonshire will lose a number of services.
The changes will come into force on April 17. Philip Norwell, Stagecoach Cambridgeshire’s commercial director, said the withdrawal of public subsidies for some routes was a factor. He told the News the cut in the amount of cash it would receive for carrying passengers with concessionary passes made other services “less commercially viable”.
The last time Stagecoach announced it's half year profits - for the period to October 2010 - they had risen by 45% to £124.3 million.

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