'Non viable' 510 and 511 Cumbria bus routes to be axed

Two "non viable" rural bus routes in Cumbria are to be withdrawn and replaced by an on-demand service.

The county council, which helps fund the 510 and 511 in the Ulverston area, said that passenger numbers were continuing to fall.

The drop was despite a "use it or lose it" warning issued in the past year.

A "village wheels" service will be introduced, where users register for the scheme, and phone ahead to confirm when they will be using it.

People can find out more at a drop-in session in Broughton on 20 March.

Janet Willis, councillor for Low Furness, said: "It's more important than ever that we are spending taxpayers' money in an efficient and effective manner.

"Whilst it's disappointing that there are not the number of passengers to keep the existing services viable, village wheels will provide transport for those essential journeys."

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