Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Whippet to withdraw Busway Service 'C'

In a shock announcement, contained in this CEN news report (along with news of the loss of the Whippet X3 bus), Whippet is to withdraw its independent busway service 'C' from November 10th. (Service 'U' remains.)

There are no reports, as yet, of either closure on the Go-Whippet website.

Extract: << A spokeswoman for Cambridgeshire County Council said: “Whippet have made the commercial decision to withdraw the C and X3 services from 10 November. We are currently discussing with other operators whether they can provide a replacement service of some kind. We will let residents know the outcome of these discussions as soon as possible.”
Whippet was approached for a comment but was unable to give an official statement at this time. >>

Was this inevitable? 

3 comments:

  1. The 'X3' service has been reprieved until March at least. No word on 'C' service, though. https://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/news/cambridge-news/whippet-bus-service-papworth-x3-15292752

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  2. There are reports elsewhere of massive cancellations on the C this week, due to staff sickness. Doubtless Whippet's first priority at this stage is to utilise their Busway-trained drivers on the U contract rather than on a service which will be a thing of the past in 3 weeks.

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  3. Ah the "U" is a university or Eddington contract service?

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