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Buses: Stafford

Volume 503: debated on Wednesday 13 January 2010

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport if he will take steps to ensure the restoration of the X1 Baker Bus service to Stafford station. (309866)

The X1 bus service is a commercial service operated by Baker Bus Ltd. The X1 also provides a rail-replacement service between Wedgewood, Barlston and Stone stations.

Rail services between Stafford and Stone were restored in December 2008. However, London Midland Trains has made a commercial agreement with Arriva Buses that through rail tickets will be accepted providing through journey opportunities.