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West Cumbria Bus Users’ Group

working to improve local buses

WCBUG stall at Stagecoach open day 26 May 2018 – thanks to Peter and Will


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 the annual general meeting on Tuesday 9 October at 1400 (venue to be arranged) with a speaker from Transport for the North. 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

Reays have withdrawn Saturday buses on services 20 (Whitehaven-Thornhill) and 21 (Whitehaven-Frizington) from 29 May 2018. Ellenvale are taking over service 39 Fletchertown-Carlisle in September and revising Netherhall and Cockermouth School services making them available to the public. National Express have altered the long standing 0715 Whitehaven-London return service to run at 0845 and via Manchester rather than Birmingham. Stagecoach service 7 Haverigg/Millom-Barrow becomes a school days only single return journey from 23 July.

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.

Membership costs £5 a year and runs from the annual general meeting in October.

We use contact information to send details of meetings and other appropriate notices and will correct or remove your data on request.