New Saturday bus service connecting communities in Penrith and Kirkby Stephen

Appleby town centre, a Stagecoach bus and Penrith Town Centre

Stagecoach have added a new Saturday route to their Monday to Friday 563 bus service from Penrith to Appleby.

The service connects residents and visitors of Kirkby Stephen, Appleby and surrounding areas to Penrith, encouraging sustainable travel to the Eden Valley area, access to local businesses, leisure activities and train routes including the West Coast Mainline.

There are four return journeys between Penrith and Kirkby Stephen Station, allowing three return journeys from Kirkby Stephen to Penrith.

The route will operate each Saturday from 1 April for a trial period until 15 July 2023 to review whether it is successfully supported.

The national £2 single fare cap will apply until the end of June and bus passes will be valid at all times.

For more information on the new 563 Saturday service visit the Stagecoach website.