Skelmersdale to Wigan Service 395 to be withdrawn

Saturday 20 January 2024

We regret to advise that after operation on Saturday 20 January 2024 service 395 will be withdrawn.

We continuously review all our routes to make sure that we provide customers with the best service that we can, while also ensuring we are able to continue operating a stable bus network over the longer term.  

As part of our continuous review process, we have reviewed the ridership numbers on the 395 service and similar routes along it’s corridor.  Due to the number of services competing over the same corridor, this service has continuously struggled to carry enough passengers to cover it’s basic operating costs.

Following a gradual decline in passenger numbers through the pandemic, diminishing levels of funding, together with increases in inflationary costs pressures we are now in a position where we need to look at making changes to ensure that our bus network efficiently meets new travel patterns and demand and ultimately is sustainable. 

After consultation with local authorities, unfortunately we have taken the decision to de-register the service.

We would like to thank all our customers over the years who have travelled with us on service 395. Arriva continue to offer links between Skelmersdale and Wigan on it’s 375 and 385 services.

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