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Lancaster District Bus Users Group

Lancaster District Bus Users Group exists to further the interests of bus passengers throughout the Lancaster District, including Morecambe, Heysham, Carnforth and the surrounding rural area. 

free railway event

Friday, December 7, 2018 - 19:30 at Royal Station Hotel, Carnforth

New 582 Bus Service for Gressingham, Arkholme and Whittington.

2/3/18: A new bus service starting next week will restore regular public transport to a number of villages north of Lancaster. Investment by Lancashire County Council to improve rural links has resulted in a new daytime service for Gressingham, Arkholme and Whittington.

Improved bus services ready to go as new Lancashire operators are confirmed

27/11/17: Major improvements to buses are just around the corner as Lancashire County Council has awarded contracts for new services due to start in December, with more due to begin in February.

Plans underway for £1m boost to Lancashire's buses

25/7/17: Lancashire County Council will this week take a major step towards improving the county's bus network, with councillors due to meet to discuss where investment is most needed.

Bus Users Group Meeting

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 18:00 at The Cornerstone, Lancaster

Lancaster District Bus Users' Group Meeting

Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 13:45 at Carnforth Railway Heritage Centre, LA5 9TR

Bus Users' Group Meets as service cuts bite and doubts are raised about Lancaster's new Park & Ride scheme

12/10/16: Original image via Stagecoach (Mash-Up via Internet) The next Lancaster District Bus Users' Group meeting is at 2.00 pm in Lancaster Library, on 20th October, announced as local press report on the disastrous impact service cuts are having, with one local pensioner resorting to hitch-hiking to get about.

Lancashire County Council's Latest Cuts Proposals Appal Local Residents

22/11/15: Lancaster and Morecambe residents have been left reeling after Lancashire County Council announced it latest cuts proposals last week. They include proposals to slash funding for cultural sites across the county by 90 per cent and other cuts that will impact public transport users, libraries and see the loss of another 367 jobs.

Consultation on future of transport in Lancaster includes alternatives suggested by M6 Link opponents

19/3/15: An ambitious new transport plan for Lancaster could see the city transformed over coming decades, with much less traffic, no city centre one-way system, and much greater use of sustainable transport such as park-and-ride buses and cycling.

Putting a "value" on Lancaster's buses more important than trains to London, says transport expert

16/6/14: Ever since Lancashire County Council was forced to back down on plans to savage bus services earlier this year after huge public outcry it's been looking at new ways to put a "value" on these vital service – but its latest consultation has gotten short shrift from transport expert Professor John Whitelegg.

Local Greens back national call to scrap HS2 plan

21/2/14: Some of the Green Party's North West candidates in the May 2014 European elections at Manchester Piccadilly on Tuesday: Lancaster's Gina Dowding, Peter Cranie, Laura Bannister and Kake Welsh.

People Power Wins as train company backs down on cancelling local peak time commuter train

7/2/14: Hot on the heels of Lancashire County Council bowing to public pressure and reversing its plans to cut bus subsidies come more good news for local commuters – the train company First Transpennine Express has now confirmed that they will be running an extra train from Oxenholme to Lancaster next week at 5.30pm, after a petition and email writing campaign from commuters (see news story).

Campaigners fight to save First Transpennine train service

29/1/14: Users of the Windermere to Manchester train line are up in arms after First Transpennine they are cancelling a peak time commuter train service from Kendal to Lancaster - leaving a two hour hole in the timetable. The decision means a lot of local people will be unable to continue to commute to work by train.

Lancashire Labour's proposed bus cuts continue to confound

13/1/14: As we reported earlier, Lancashire's Labour-led County Council is "consulting" on cuts to night bus service subsidies, arguing it has to find £300 million in savings from its budget.

Rail Fares up, wages flat – Happy New Year!

2/1/14: Happy New Year! We hope you had a great festive season. As millions returned from our Christmas breaks today many locals will have bought or renewed their rail season tickets and been hit with yet another huge annual fare increase.

More roads being planned behind closed doors?

26/9/13: Not content with the white elephant that is the increasingly costly-looking Heysham Link, local councils could be looking to build even more roads in Lancashire, rather than invest in more sustainable transport schemes. The Campaign for Better Transport has just completed research into how new ‘Local Transport Bodies’ are distributing funding and the results are really worrying.

Transport expert warns against 'localisation' of railways

16/8/13: John WhiteleggLocal transport expert Professor John Whitelegg has warned against proposals from Lancashire County Council to get the government to press ahead with plans to hand powers to manage rail franchises to local councils in the north of England, arguing it would make provatised rail even worse than it is now.

Rail upgrades no real benefit to Lancaster, says expert

17/7/12: Local transport expert Professor John Whitlegg has welcomed the news that the North West's transport links will be transformed by a £9 billion national programme of rail investment announced by the government yesterday - but the upgrades won't do much for local rail services, or users.

Dales Bus launches summer Sunday service from Lancaster

28/5/12: A new bus service to the Yorkshire Dales from Lancaster is now running every Sunday and Bank Holiday (including Jubilee Tuesday) until 21st October 2012.