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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

Asby Service 31 will not be able to run between Rowrah and Asby for up to a week from 18 June.

Keekle The B5295 at Keekle Terrace is scheduled to close from Monday 18th June 2018 for up to one week, during which time services will not be able to operate through Keekle. Substantial delays are expected to services 31, 31H, 32 and 32E as these buses will be diverted via the A595 and Moor Row.

Bridgefoot/Brigham road is scheduled to close from 25 June for up to 1 week during which time the service X5 between Workington and Cockermouth will be diverted via A66 in both directions missing stops at Bridgefoot, Little Clifton and Brigham. Nearest bus stop for the X5 for Bridgefoot/Little Clifton is Great Clifton. The 600 Whitehaven-Cockermouth-Carlisle service stops on the A595 at the Bridgefoot junction. There is no suitable alternative bus stop for Brigham.

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 July 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

Reays have withdrawn Saturday buses on services 20 (Whitehaven-Thornhill) and 21 (Whitehaven-Frizington) from 29 May 2018.

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.