'Lifeline' High Peak bus service is saved

The Buxton Advertiser reports that the 358 service, which runs from Hayfield to Stockport, via New Mills and Marple, was in danger of being lost as part of a major revamp of services, as government funding given to bus companies through the Bus Recovery Grant ends in October

Hundreds of people signed a petition calling for the service to be saved and a public meeting was also held.

It has now been announced that Derbyshire County Council will provide funding to save three routes which go into Greater Manchester, including the 358 which services Marple and Cheadle Hulme, Aquinas and Stockport colleges.

Derbyshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Highways Assets and Transport, Councillor Kewal Singh Athwal, said: “These services provide vital transport links for rural communities in Glossop, Hayfield, Gamesley, New Mills and Hadfield and we could not stand by and see them disappear”.

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The Buxton Advertiser - 'Lifeline' High Peak bus service is saved


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