County Council steps in to provide bus service as operator pulls out of routes

North Yorkshire County Council has stepped in to make sure bus journeys continue between Knaresborough and Wetherby; Tadcaster and Pontefract and Tadcaster and York after bus operator Sandla Transport announced it would cease operating these services after the weekend.

The authority was contacted this morning by the operator which announced it would no longer be able to operate services 780 Knaresborough – Wetherby, 492/493 Tadcaster – Sherburn – Pontefract and 37 Tadcaster – York after Saturday 10th August 2013.

Despite this very short notice the county council has made arrangements to ensure the services as currently timetabled will continue with other operators. From Monday 12th August service 780 will be operated by Connections and services 492/493 will be operated by Arriva Yorkshire.

The authority is still finalising arrangements for service 37.

A County Council spokesperson said:

We are pleased to say that the county council has been able to step in to make sure there is no disruption to these bus services for the public as a result of this last minute decision by Sandla Transport.

We will now look to securing arrangements for these services for the longer term.