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11 December 2015

Temporary shuttle service links Appleby while bridge is closed

A temporary shuttle bus service has started in Appleby today to help local people access facilities in the town while Jubilee Bridge is closed for safety reasons following the floods.

The new shuttle service has been introduced to enable residents to access facilities on both sides of the River Eden while the bridge remains closed and a full structural inspection is carried out to decide if it is safe to reopen.

Grand Prix Coaches is providing the shuttle service on behalf of Cumbria County Council as part of the flood recovery efforts.

The service, which runs between the Sands and Bridge Street, started this afternoon and will operate six days a week, Monday-Saturday. No fares will be charged for use of the service, which will run until pedestrian access across the river, via a bridge, is available again.

The timetable also allows connections to the bus service 563 to/from Penrith and Kirkby Stephen. Timetables have been posted in the town, and details are also available at www.cumbria.gov.ukthis document will open in a new window

The first bus started at 1.15pm today (Friday 11 December) and no fares are being charged. It will run until pedestrian access across the river, via a bridge, is available again.

On weekdays buses will depart the Sands at 0915 / 1015 / 1115 / 1315 / 1415 / 1530 / 1655.
And return from Bridge Street at 0945 / 1045 / 1345 / 1445 / 1600.

On Saturdays buses depart the Sands at 0915 / 1015 / 1115 1240 / 1340 / 1600.
And return from Bridge Street at 0845 / 0945 / 1045 / 1145 / 1310.
This is an archived copy of a news release originally published on www.cumbria.gov.uk