North Yorkshire County Council has confirmed that its contracted bus services previously operated by Utopia Coaches Ltd, will continue from Tuesday 29 August, but there will be some changes to the timetables and providers.

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The County Council stepped in after the withdrawal of these services came out of the blue on Wednesday this week. The authority has worked with other contractors and its own fleet to replace the services where possible.

Copies of the new timetables are available on our website, www.northyorks.gov.uk/transportnews.

County Councillor Don Mackenzie, North Yorkshire’s Executive Member for Passenger Transport, said: “The withdrawal from these services by Utopia was totally unexpected. However, since being given the news on Wednesday our Passenger Transport Team has pulled out all of the stops to secure these replacement services in an effort to minimise disruption to passengers.”

If passengers wish to comment on the new services, they should email passenger.transport@northyorks.gov.uk.

This story was published 23 August 2017