Rutland reinstates Lincolnshire link

Only a fortnight after Centrebus route 9 between Oakham and Stamford was withdrawn on Saturdays (Buses last month), Rutland and Lincolnshire county councils have stepped in to add two journeys to the sparse timetable provided by Mark Bland Travel.

Lincolnshire’s CallConnect operation will run morning and lunchtime journeys from Oakham to Stamford, returning in mid and late afternoon. The latter, at 17.15, will also run on weekdays, filling the gap after the last Centrebus departure at 15.30.

The existing Stamford area CallConnect on demand service is also being extended, to allow travel from local villages into Oakham on a Saturday.

LO67 CGX, the Mellor Strata-bodied Mercedes- Benz Sprinter operating Lincolnshire County Council’s CallConnect service in Stamford.
ALAN MILLAR