WORCESTERSHIRE bus users will be able to continue their journeys around the county after an agreement has been reached with bus operators.

In the past few months, the county council has been working closely with operators to secure the immediate future of services as a host of routes were facing the chop. 

An agreement has now been reached with bus operators to ensure all current services which were due to be withdrawn on August 31 will continue until at least the end of March 2023.

Councillor Simon Geraghty, Worcestershire County Council leader, said: “As we continue on our road to recovery from the Covid pandemic and the effect it has had on our county as a whole, and the use of public transport, in particular, I am really pleased that agreement has been reached on sustaining our enhanced contribution towards bus services for the academic year.

“It’s really important we support the availability of services for the people of Worcestershire.”

Councillor Mike Rouse, cabinet member for highways and transport, said: “We’ve worked closely with bus operators in the past few months to come up with a solution that benefits the residents of Worcestershire.

“I’m delighted to hear that an agreement has now been reached. Of course, work continues to continuously review, enhance and secure the future of bus services as part of our commitment to improving all forms of transport so we encourage positive, modal choices.”