Bus firm plugs Deeping gap with service

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BUS users in Deeping will be able to travel to Peterborough up to three times an hour after Delaine announced it will expand its services.

The news follows the departure from the route of Stagecoach, who annouced it will no longer run its hourly service.

Delaine Buses will run the 101/102 services between Morton and Peterborough more frequently with increased stops in the Deepings for the 102.

Delaine boss Anthony Delaine-Smith said: “From April 17, Delaine Buses will be increasing the frequency of the 101/102 service between the Deepings and Peterborough from two to three buses per hour.

“Two direct 101s will operate between Bourne, the Deepings and Peterborough and the 102 will operate a revised route within the Deepings to serve a greater area.”

In last week’s Lincolnshire Free Press we reported that Stagecoach Peterborough and Cambridgeshire head Andy Campbell said that the decision not to run the hourly service was down to £1million cuts by Lincolnshire County Council in bus funding.

However, Lincolnshire County Council contested whether this was actually the case.

A spokesman said: “The decision to cancel was a purely commercial decision by Stagecoach Peterborough.

“Delaine Buses are improving their services in the area to cover the cancelled Stagecoach service 22.”