Posted By CRUG


West Cumbria Bus Users’ Group

working to improve local buses

Christmas and New Year Stagecoach services are normal on 24 and 31 December except for an early finish on service 301, no buses on 25 December and 1 January, a limited service on 26 December – roughly hourly service 30 south of Whitehaven and two hourly north, two hourly 301 together providing hourly service Whitehaven-Maryport, two hourly X5, hourly 78 and Workington town services 555 Sunday service – other days as normal. (There are no trains on 25 and 26 December but a normal service on 1 January.)

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 16 January 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


From 4 September there are slight changes to services 1 Lowca-Whitehaven-Mirehouse (slightly faster journeys from Whitehaven to Lowca), X30 and 32 Whitehaven-Egremont (both now finish at St Thomas’ Cross) and 600 Whitehaven-Cockermouth-Carlisle (0850 Wigton-Carlisle runs 10 minutes later). Service 7 Haverigg – Millom-Barrow Monday-Friday journey at 0925  runs 15 minutes later as does the return journey and buses that only run between Haverigg and Millom are withdrawn.

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.