'Use it' warning to Lazenby bus passengers

Residents have been given a "use it or lose it" warning over the future of a Teesside village bus service hit by dwindling passenger numbers.

Redcar and Cleveland Council introduced a trial Saturday service from Eston to Redcar, via Lazenby village, in August, after Arriva stopped the service.

However, take-up has been low, with fewer than 20 passengers a day.

The council said that if passenger numbers do not increase, the route will be cancelled.

Councillor Helen McLuckie, cabinet member for highways, transportation and planning planning, said: "We are now giving it one final push to tell residents who want a Saturday bus service through Lazenby that they will have to either use or lose the service."

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