CT4N saves axed Locallink routes

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Two Nottingham Locallink services, which were due to be axed as a result of budget cuts approved on 4 March, have been saved by local operator CT4N – part of Nottingham Community Transport.

Services L22 and L23, which link Silverdale, Clifton, Ruddington and West Bridgford were due to cease operating on 1 June, but CT4N has announced it will run them on a commercial basis from 29 April.

Ian Combellack, General Manager of Nottingham Community Transport, said: “Keeping communities connected – especially but not only the vulnerable and mobility-impaired – is exactly why Community Transport exists and why CT4N has taken the decision to take over the operation of both services.

“Our new services will be known as 22 and 23 and will operate to the existing route and timetable and we look forward to working with Nottinghamshire County Council, who have been very supportive of our proposals to continue the running of L22/L23, to keep these precious and well-used routes alive for Nottingham.

“The loss of these bus services would have meant a long walk to alternative services or the need to change buses to complete their journey for the people and communities, many of whom are elderly or have mobility problems.”