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West Cumbria Bus Users’ Group

working to improve local buses

600 Cockermouth From 19 March Gote Road is closed to through traffic resulting in service 600 being unable to serve bus stops along  Gote Road in both directions for the duration of the closure which is expected to last for two weeks. The nearest bus stop is Low Road.

47 Seaton 

From 19 March Lowca Lane Seaton is closed to through traffic resulting in service 47 being unable to serve bus stops along Lowca Lane and Barncroft Avenue for the duration of the closure which is expected to last for two weeks. The nearest bus stops will be Seaton Shops or Hunters Drive.

Welcome to West Cumbria Bus Users’ Group affiliated to Bus Users UK

We are a small group covering West Cumbria from Silloth in the north to Millom in the south and Keswick to the east. We have a membership fee of £5. Anyone is welcome to our quarterly meetings – the next one will be on Tuesday 10 April at 1400 in Age UK West Cumbria’s Bradbury Independent Living Centre on Oxford Street, Workington (just a few yards from the bus station). Come along to any meeting with your views which we can relay to bus operators.

About West Cumbria Bus Users Group
We meet regularly with Cumbria County Council and with our main operator, Stagecoach. We have been able to get improvements to a number of connections locally, many of which are improved.

For services in Cumbria see

You can also find details of Stagecoach services at

and those of the other main local operator, Reays at

Traveline or 0871 200 2233 is the main source of information and although there are still a few errors it is now much more accurate.

Contact us: email

Recent news

Stagecoach fares increase from 24 March, mostly by amounts up to 30p but are not yet on the journey planner.

From 4 December there are changes to the Ellenvale services and some renumbering with some service 60 buses extended from Skinburness to Workington via Northside, restoring the service lost earlier in the year.

Stagecoach Dayrider and weekly Megarider tickets can now be bought as mobile tickets on the Stagecoach app.

Bus or train? There’s a comparison of journeys on the FAQ page.

Walks from the bus – most of the walks listed on the Walk and cycle page can be done from buses. Dalston (not Sundays), Maryport, Flimby, Workington, Harrington, Parton and Whitehaven all have at least hourly buses. Seascale and Millom have a very limited service.