Reays to continue running coastal bus service

Reays runs the service.

A popular bus service running along the west Cumbria coastline has been saved.

Reays, which runs the number 60 route between Silloth and Maryport, had gained permission to end the service, and it was due to stop on 26 March.

But local campaigners fought to save the route, and Workington's Labour MP Sue Hayman and local Tory councillor Tony Markley worked together with Cumbria Council Council's, and Reays, to find a way to keep it going.

The company now says it will stay open, but is considering making changes to the timetable to make the service more viable, these would come into place towards the end of the year.

The company also says that because it doesn't get financial support to run the route, it could still close down if it isn't used frequently enough.