A Monday to Friday minibus service will replace the existing 36 bus route between Thorney and Eye from Monday (July 31).
The service, until now run by Stagecoach, has been taken over by a minibus service 36 run by FACT Community Transport on behalf of the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority (CAPCA).
The combined authority says the timetable has been designed to ensure that residents will still be able to travel between Eye and Thorney to access vital services including healthcare, retail, and leisure.
Minibuses will run six times a day each way, Monday to Friday.
Mayor Dr Nik Johnson said: “The mini-bus service will take over seamlessly from the 36-bus route, so there won’t be interruptions to the service provided.
“I want to thank my Deputy Mayor, Councillor Anna Smith, the Combined Authority’s Transport & Infrastructure Committee, FACT and our transport team for helping us to deliver this service at pace.”
He said: “Every lost service deeply affects people who rely on buses and hobbles their ability to get on with their lives.
“This is why I recently announced my bold vision for Bus Reform which, driven by our Bus Strategy, will create an affordable, reliable, convenient, and sustainable bus network that the people of our region need and deserve.
“I invite all political leaders across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough to work with me to make this happen.”
He said that although Stagecoach has ceased running the 36 due to low passenger numbers, the 37 Peterborough- Eye – Spalding service will provide an increased number of journeys; and the First XL will continue to provide an hourly link from Peterborough via Thorney and Wisbech into King’s Lynn and the rest of Norfolk.
Service 36 Eye to Thorney timetable
Mondays to Fridays
No Saturday or Sunday service
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