Hoppa and evening bus service starts

Woody’s Taxis have been successful in winning the tender to run a new hybrid service which will include the hoppa bus and the evening bus services in Berwick.

Monday, 4th February 2019, 1:18 pm
Updated Monday, 4th February 2019, 1:20 pm
Woody's Taxibus

The new-look service starts today.

Owner Steven Wood, posting on Facebook, said: “We are taking over the Berwick hoppa and continuing the evening town service on a little bit of a different route.

“At the minute the hoppa will run the same route as always but the evening town service has a little change, serving all estates as before but now going via Tesco every 30 minutes.

“Eventually if there is enough interest we will be looking to go via Tesco on our daytime hoppa service too.”

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The taxibus service was introduced last year after Borders Buses withdrew its evening service and a petition was started by Highcliffe residents Jeanette and Kerry Beresford.

Its future was placed in doubt in the autumn because it was running at a significant loss to the operator but Northumberland County Council and Berwick Town Council came up with a package to keep it going.

A new tendering process was required because of changes to the service.

If you require any further details or timetable information please call Woody’s on 01289 547009 or visit www.berwickupontweedtaxis.co.uk