Stagecoach withdraws Severn Express and X14

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Stagecoach West has announced the withdrawal of its Severn Express and X14 services between Newport, Chepstow and Bristol from Sunday 14 June 2020. “Since September we’ve worked hard to manage a service that costs far more to operate than it collects in customer revenue. We took action in January to stop running trips carrying the fewest people, prioritising the busiest parts of the service. Unfortunately, through to February the remaining buses continued to run at a loss of more than £5,000 per week. This loss is no longer sustainable and is preventing investment in the rest of our network,” said the company, announcing the decision. The existing emergency service will continue until the withdrawal date.