ARRANGEMENTS have been made for several bus services in the Wetherby area to continue after a bus operator said it could no longer provide them.

From next Monday, ConnexionsBuses has said it could no longer operate the services and North Yorkshire County Council Fleet Services will take over most of them from that date.

The services affected are:

• Service 780 Wetherby to Knaresborough, with changes to times in the afternoon

• Service 77 Wetherby to Tadcaster (previously X70), with changes to times in the afternoon. The 7.20am Tadcaster to Wetherby and the 4.50pm Wetherby to Tadcaster will no longer operate.

• Service 412 Wetherby to York. ConnexionsBuses have a new timetable and NYCC Fleet will operate additional journeys at 7.47am York to Wetherby and 5.25pm Wetherby to York.

The county council’s executive member for transport, Cllr Don Mackenzie, said: “Once again our passenger transport team has responded quickly to the service withdrawal by a bus operator, to the benefit of passengers. This is a really good achievement, especially in times of limited budgets.”

The new timetables can be viewed at