We are promised extra buses between Market Harborough and Leicester and between Northampton and Brixworth "at most times of day" but as yet these "most times" are unspecified.
Now you do wonder why people didn't use it OR the D4. It is such a mystery.
Of course, when local authorities had money, they would tender for replacements and the incumbent might face a newcomer who, emboldened by his tender "prize" might well try a bit on competition elsewhere. Prudent operators were often prepared to sustain a lower margin to protect their whole network.
But with empty Local Authority pockets there is no chance of any intruder, so it is a risk free short back and sides.
There will be more from the Stagecoach changes in due course.
And, Talking Of New Trains ...
A snippet from Alan concerning the Gospel Oak to Barking line in London.
So what is wrong with the shiny new class 710s?