Bus back to Wye and Little Burton
MP for Ashford, Damian Green welcomes the news that bus services will be restored to Wye and Little Burton in Kennington from mid-November. Stagecoach has confirmed a new daytime route will operate on a trial basis between Ashford town centre and Wye, which will also serve Little Burton and the Sainsbury’s Superstore at Bybrook.
Mr Green said, “I am very glad that Stagecoach has agreed to this trial, and hope that enough people use the service to make it permanent.”
New route 14 will operate an off-peak Monday to Friday service between Ashford town centre, Bybrook Sainsbury’s, Little Burton and Wye from Monday 13 November.
Stagecoach ended its bus services to Wye and Little Burton in August in a bid to contain what it described as ongoing and significant financial losses. Nationally, bus use has not recovered above around 80% of the pre-Covid level, and Stagecoach, like other bus operators, say they are struggling with significant operating cost increases too.