Acklams Coaches Respond Residents Needs With New Bus Service

Acklams Coaches Respond Residents Needs With New Bus Service
Respond Residents Needs With New Bus Service

A bus company is to launch a new later service to help two villages near following a request from residents.

Villagers in appealed to councils and bus operators to provide a later service back from on weekdays, as the last bus currently departs from the town at 3.35pm during school term times, and 3pm during school holidays.

Councillor John Barrett, ’s portfolio holder for operational services, said:

“This is an excellent result and it shows the value of the council’s approach in linking parish councils directly with bus operators through the creation of a network of Parish Transport Champions.”

Steve Peirson, vice chairman of said:

“We are really pleased that have responded so positively to our residents’ request.

“We will help to promote the new service locally, and hopefully it will prove popular.”

The issue was raised when , with help from ’s transportation services team, held a public meeting to discuss matters and invited representatives from local bus operators serving the village.

As a result of the meeting, , which is based in , has agreed to divert one of its existing buses to provide a later journey to and Etton from .

The new service will begin Monday 4 September and will run from Monday to Friday, departing from Sow Hill Bus Station at 5.10pm during school term times.

If it proves successful, has indicated there may be a possibility of extending the service to run all year round from Monday to Saturday.

The new service will benefit and Etton villagers working and shopping in , as well as village pupils attending schools in or taking part in after-school activities.


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