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Changes to Oakham Hopper Service

Date Published: 26 July 2017
Bus travel

Changes are being brought in to make Oakham’s Hopper bus service more sustainable following a review of how the service operates.

Rutland County Council confirmed last month that it would consult passengers on a number of possible changes to the Oakham Hopper. This took place after a thorough review which looked at when and how the service is used and highlighted relatively low patronage on early and late services.

Following on from this and having changed its proposals based on feedback received as part of the consultation, the Council will introduce a revised Hopper timetable from Tuesday 29 August 2017.

 “We’ve looked closely at how the Oakham Hopper operates and taken the decision to bring in a revised timetable that better reflects how the service is used – meeting demand where it is greatest and scaling the service back when we know very few people want to travel. This has been done in consultation with passengers and will help to make the Hopper more sustainable in the long term, so that it can continue to operate well into the future.”Councillor Tony Mathias, Portfolio Holder for Transport 

The new Oakham Hopper timetable runs from 9.30am to 3.30pm, Monday to Saturday.   This is the timetable that was consulted on with the addition of Willow Crescent and Woodland View, which have been retained as part of the revised route following consultation with service users.

Passengers with questions about the changes to the Oakham Hopper bus can email: transport@rutland.gov.uk or telephone the Council on: 01572 722 577 and ask to speak to the Rural Transport Officer. 

ENDS

Notes:

From Tuesday 29th August, the Council is proposing operating a revised Oakham Hopper service with the following route and timetable:

 

Oakham Hopper 146

Monday to Saturday (no service Sundays or public holidays)

 

Revised Timetable with effect from 29th August 2017

LOOP1

Bus Station, John Street

-

1000

1100

1300

1400

1500

Bosal Way/ALDI

-

1005

1105

1305

1405

1505

Burley Park Way/Rutland Showground

-

1007

1107

1307

1407

1507

Foxfield Way/Springfield Way

-

1009

1109

1309

1409

1509

Ashwell Road

-

1011

1111

1311

1411

1511

Church Street

-

1013

1113

1313

1413

1513

High Street, Market Place

-

1015

1115

1315

1415

1515

Burley Road

-

1018

1118

1318

1418

1518

Co-Op

-

1022

1122

1322

1422

1522

Woodland View/Willow Crescent

-

1026

1126

1326

1426

1526

South Street, Tesco

-

1031

1131

1331

1431

1531

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LOOP2

Bus Station, John Street (arr)

0933

1033

1133

1333

1433

-

Bus Station, John Street (dep)

0935

1035

1135

1335

1435

-

Cold Overton Road, Hospital & Surgery

0938

1038

1138

1338

1438

-

Snowdon Ave

0941

1041

1141

1341

1441

-

Grampian Way

0942

1042

1142

1342

1442

-

Glebe Way

0944

1044

1144

1344

1444

-

Braunston Road

0946

1046

1146

1346

1446

-

Balmoral Road

0948

1048

1148

1348

1448

-

Welland Way

0949

1049

1149

1349

1449

-

Trent Road

0951

1051

1151

1351

1451

-

Brooke Road

0952

1052

1152

1352

1452

-

South Street, Tesco

0955

1055

1155

1355

1455

-

Bus Station, John Street

0957

1057

1157

1357

1457

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operated by Centrebus

 

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