A bus service in Buckinghamshire will continue to run despite plans to axe it after another bus company stepped in.

Passengers using the service 41 between High Wycombe and Great Missenden can continue travelling in the new year after Carousel Buses announcement.  

After Carousel was approached by Buckinghamshire Council, the operator confirmed it was taking on the route following Arriva’s plans to close the service.

Carousel’s interim managing director Luke Marion commented: “There was a lot of concern in the community when Arriva announced it was stopping the service.

“Carousel Buses and Buckinghamshire Council believe we can make the route sustainable and so we hope people will back the service and help us ensure it remains for the long term.”

From January 8 2023, Carousel will run service 41 up to every hour Monday to Saturday during day-time hours, and its set to serve Hazlemere, Widmer End, Great Kingshill and Prestwood.

School time journeys will extend to and from Marlow Hill Schools.

Steven Broadbent, Buckinghamshire Council’s Cabinet Member for Transport, said: “We at Buckinghamshire Council are pleased that our work with Carousel has secured a replacement service for service 41 from January and for Arriva’s co-operation with the process. 

“We look forward to working with Carousel as they establish this service as part of their network. This service will maintain key links for residents in these villages, allowing people to travel to school and work more sustainably, which is excellent news for those who rely on the service.”

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