New bus service for Oakhalls
Residents from an estate in Bromsgrove who
have called for public transport provision in the area have had
their wish granted by Worcestershire County Council and bus
operator Midland Rider.
From January 11, the Oakhalls Estate in the
town will be provided with a new service which will connect
residents with Bromsgrove town centre. It will run five journeys a
day between 9.30am and 3.30pm six days a week into town, with some
journeys continuing to/from Sidemoor, Catshill, Romsley and
The extra service has been achieved following
efficient scheduling of a current subsidised service.
Cllr Derek Prodger MBE, Worcestershire
County Council's Cabinet Member for Transport and Safe Environment,
said: "This has been a service which residents have
requested and we are delighted to have been able to provide it
without incurring additional costs to the taxpayer.
"We have listened to residents and recognise
how important it is that areas outside of town centres are
connected to important amenities. We also encourage more people to
use public transport and are confident this extra provision will
give Oakhalls' residents a viable alternative to using their
Cllr Emma Moffett, Local Member for
Bromsgrove East added: "'On behalf of the Oakalls'
residents, I would like to say a very big thank you to the officers
of Worcestershire County Council who have enabled this new
service to happen. I know that it will be much appreciated and used
by families in the area.
"I have been campaigning for this service
since becoming the County Councillor representing the Oakalls
as residents have made it clear to me that they needed a
bus service to stop on their estate. At present it is about 15
minutes to the closest bus stop and this is obviously too far with
heavy shopping bags."
For further information about the new service,
including timetables, call either Traveline – 0871 200 2233
the Worcestershire Hub – 01905 765765 or Midland Rider - 07912
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