A new bus service has been launched between Kirkby Stephen and Penrith following the easing of lockdown restrictions.
The S6 will provide three return trips every Tuesday.
Run by the Western Dales Bus company, the service replaces the 574 which had been operated by Cumbria Classic Coaches after Grand Prix gave up the route some years ago.
The 16-seater minibus, which can now pick up passengers in Warcop as it able to drive under the low railway bridge, can only accommodate six people at present due to COVID requirements, but it is hoped it will be able to run at full capacity before too long.
It means once again Kirkby Stephen and Brough will be able to welcome visitors from Penrith and Appleby using public transport.
Kirkby Stephen town councillor Mike Walker said there was no room for further passengers on the 9.45am service, but everyone seemed enthusiastic as they were at the bus stop 20 minutes before it was due.
“I think demand will be good and it will be beneficial once all the 16 seats can be used,” said Mr Walker.