Herefordshire Council has moved swiftly to secure bus services in Hereford following the announcement by Yeomans that it was withdrawing a large proportion of its commercial services from January 2022.
The council has awarded a contract to Sargeants Brothers Ltd to operate a number of temporary bus services in Hereford from Tuesday 4 January 2022. This will ensure the continuation of essential services, and will reinstate buses for Belmont and the Royal National College for the Blind at Venns Lane following the withdrawal of services for these locations in September. Sargeants existing A service will also provide an essential link between the Tesco city bus station and Tupsley for pupils travelling to Bishops School.
The following services will be operated by Sargeants:
- 71B – Credenhill – Stretton Sugwas – Moor Farm (for Whitecross School) – Hereford
- 75 – Redhill – Belmont – Hunderton – Hereford (off-peak)
- 81B – Barrs Court Road - College Green – Victoria Park – Venns Lane - Hereford
- 88/88B – Hinton – Putson – The Pastures – Redhill - Hereford (Saturday service)
- 461 – Kington – Hereford will serve Credenhill village centre on Sundays
Timetable information can be found at https://wwww.sargeantsbros.com/timetables/
Cllr John Harrington, Cabinet member for transport and infrastructure, said: “I am delighted that we will have a continuation of services for city bus users and this will include reinstatement of some routes which were withdrawn in September. We are also looking at the longer term provision for the city to implement our ambitions for an improved overall service and are awaiting government feedback on the request for £18.1m from the national bus strategy. We have invited proposals from operators and will consider these early in the New Year.”