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New community bus service is just the ticket

A new community bus service launched in February thanks to a partnership between Worcestershire County and Redditch Borough councils, has proved popular in its first two months.

Operated by Community Transport provider Redditch Dial-a-Ride, the number 52 ‘Redditch Hopper' has provided a direct bus service from the Webheath and Batchley areas to the leisure facilities at the revamped Abbey Stadium complex since February  – a direct route which did not exist until this bus was launched.

And the service, which was the first registered local bus route available to all residents in Worcestershire to be run by a Community Transport service, has been popular enough with residents in its first two months of operation to continue to run for the trial period (up to Jan 2013).

Ruth Griffin, manager of Redditch Dial-a-Ride, said: “We are very pleased to be able to continue to offer this popular new bus service, which was created for easy access to the Abbey Stadium complex and Redditch Town Centre so the public can make the most of the facilities that Redditch has to offer. We would also encourage people to continue using this service to ensure it remains sustainable and successful.”

The 52 bus begins its journey on Downsell Road and runs via Tynsall Avenue, the shops in Poplar Road and Batchley Road, where there are connections to Redditch Town Centre and other parts of the borough. It then travels down Batchley Road and on to Sainsbury's before arriving at the Abbey Stadium. 

Timetables can be found on Worcestershire County Council's bus timetables website: or can be obtained by ringing the Worcestershire HUB on 01905 765765.

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