Diamond Bus Secures funding to continue 303 service
03 June 2020
The future of the 303 service from Kidderminster to Worcester has been in the balance during recent weeks.
The service has been operated by Diamond Bus at a considerable loss for a period of 24 months and in the current economic climate we have been unable to continue to sustain those losses further. This has meant that, as we work towards resuming our normal timetables, the 303 service was in danger of being permanently withdrawn. In order to operate the service in the short-term future whilst maintaining current social distancing guidelines and experiencing competition from the Kidderminster/Worcester rail line, the service required a significant subsidy to be viable to continue.
Diamond have been in consultation regarding the service 303 with Worcester County Council for some time and are pleased to announce that, in partnership with WCC, additional funding has been agreed and the 303 service will resume from Monday 8th June, with the full service timetable.
We would like to thank Worcestershire County Council, Cllr Alan Amos and MP Mark Garnier for their swift and proactive help to work towards resuming this service and meeting local residents needs.