Pendle MP, Andrew Stephenson, has welcomed the reinstatement of a direct bus service between Earby and Skipton. Earby has been without a direct Skipton service for approximately 2 years following changes to the timetable by Transdev. Anyone in Earby wanting to travel to Skipton or vice versa were required to change busses in Barnoldswick and often involved a long wait between services.
Andrew along with local ward Councillors has continued to campaign over the last 2 years to have the service reinstated. A survey of Earby residents, in partnership with Churches Together was even undertaken to demonstrate the need for the service.
Thanks to Stagecoach Bus Company and Lancashire County Council Service 280 will now serve Earby 5 times a day, 6 days a week in each direction. The new service also provides a direct link from Earby to Preston.
Commenting on the new service Andrew Stephenson MP said, “I am pleased our case has finally been listened to and this much needed direct service to Skipton has been reinstated. Many people in Earby study or work in Skipton and this new direct link will dramatically improve their daily commute.”
The Stagecoach Service commenced on 17 June 2019 and will run every day expect Sundays