Buses in Shipston have found a new operator.

Warwickshire County Council has announced that Diamond Bus has taken over the services previously operated by Johnsons Coaches

The move has seen some disruption to services this week which the council says is due to new drivers learning the area’s routes and timetables.

A council spokesperson said: “Officers have been working very closely with Diamond Bus to identify and resolve any anomalies within the complex routes and timetables to ensure as little disruption as possible.

"It’s clear that Diamond Bus are doing what they can to try and resolve the situation as quickly as possible and have already invested in extra technology to bring about a swift resolution.

"We would like to sincerely apologise for the current situation but please be assured we are doing all we can to fix it”.

A Diamond Bus spokesperson added: “We took on the Johnsons Excelbus contracts to ensure that residents continued to receive the vital bus services they’ve been used to. Unfortunately, there have been a number of matters that required immediate and ongoing attention and we’d like to reassure residents and passengers that we will resolve these as quickly as possible.

"Adapting to a complex set of routes and timetables has proved challenging however we have invested extra time and committed additional resources to address this.

"We would like to echo the Council’s offer of sincerest apologies and please be assured we are doing all we can to provide a swift resolution to this very unfortunate situation.”