Local people are being asked for their views about whether Derbyshire County Council should continue to fund a Sunday rail service in the north east of the county.
The Robin Hood Line runs between Worksop and Nottingham and the county council jointly funds a Sunday service between Mansfield Woodhouse, Shirebrook, Langwith, Creswell, Whitwell and Worksop with Nottinghamshire County Council.
Following a two-year trial, Nottinghamshire County Council is funding a reduced Sunday service between Mansfield Woodhouse and Nottingham.
This means that from 22nd May, there will be no Sunday train service between Mansfield Woodhouse and Worksop.
Instead passengers can use a replacement bus service provided by Derbyshire County Council which will consider whether or not to fund a Sunday train service in the future.
Councillor Simon Spencer, Derbyshire County Council’s cabinet member for highways and transport, said: “We would welcome the public’s views before we make a decision on the future of the Robin Hood Line Sunday service in Derbyshire.”
Monday to Saturday services on the Robin Hood Line will not be affected.
Anyone wishing to take part in the consultation should send in their views to Robin Hood Line, Kevin Williams, Derbyshire County Council, Environmental Services, County Hall, Matlock, DE4 3AG. Closing date 13 May 2011.
Bus RH1 will run between Worksop and Mansfield Woodhouse on Sundays calling at each of the affected rail stations and connecting with trains stopping at Mansfield Woodhouse.
Buses will run from Worksop at 9.38am, 11.15am, 3.15pm and 6.30pm and from Mansfield Woodhouse at 8.50am, 10.25am, 2.15pm and 5.40pm.
For full timetable details visit www.derbyshire.gov.uk/transport_roads/public_transport/news_notices/