Shuttle bus eases A67 landslip woes at Low Carlbury
Efforts are being made to ease travel problems caused by a landslip on a busy commuter route in County Durham.
The A67 at Low Carlbury between High Coniscliffe and Piercebridge, near Darlington, has been shut for safety reasons since mid March.
Engineers fear the landslip could damage water mains underneath the road.
Darlington Council has now introduced a bus service to help residents who normally rely on public transport to access shops and services.
The temporary shuttle service, operated by a local taxi firm, operates from High Coniscliffe to Darlington town centre.
'Listened to concerns'
A council spokesman said: "This has been a difficult time for all road users in the area.
"In particular, local residents who do not have private transport have been affected by the temporary withdrawal of bus services.
"We have listened to these concerns and put in place this temporary measure to help local residents."
The shuttle will pick up passengers from High Coniscliffe following the route of the 75/76 to the town centre.
Journeys depart from High Coniscliffe at 07:45, 08:15, 08:45, 12:00, 12:30, 17:00 and 17:30 with return journeys from the town centre at 08:00, 08:30, 11:45, 12:15, 16:45 and 17:15.
The service is expected to run for about four weeks, while engineers work on the landslip.