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Little Red Bus changes 'will be minimal'
9:00am Sunday 19th August 2012 in Skipton & District
Changes in bus services run by Harrogate Little Red Bus in the Craven area will be minimal, North Yorkshire County Council has announced.
New community transport schemes began on August 1 following temporary arrangements which were put into place after the closure of services by Craven Little Red Bus. They had been run by Bentham Development Trust, which is now in liquidation.
County Councillor Chris Metcalfe, North Yorkshire’s executive member for passenger transport, said in most cases services would remain the same, but some in North Craven would transfer to the county council’s fleet of minibuses or local voluntary sector providers.
He said: “We are fully committed to enabling people to make the journeys they wish and to maintaining an effective community service in Craven.”
The services are: North Craven Taxi (Bentham and Ingleton area), provided by Harrogate LRB: continues to operate as now. Contact 015242 62753.
South Craven village bus, provided by Harrogate LRB: continues to operate as now. Contact 01756 795666.
Ingleton surgery transport, car volunteer scheme, continues to operate as now. Contact 015242 62753.
North Craven where not covered by North Craven taxi bus, service will be provided by NYCC or local volunteers. Clients will be advised of new arrangements. Contact 0845 872 5282.
Horton-Settle -Slaidburn, service 10, 11, provided by Harrogate LRB: continues to operate as now. Contact 01423 526655.
Skipton-Airedale Hospital, provided by Harrogate LRB, continues to operate as now. Contact 01423 526655.
Cowling -Skipton, service 79, provided by Harrogate LRB: continues to operate as now. Contact 01423 526655.
For other inquiries telephone 0845 872 5282.