New community bus service is just the
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: www.worcestershire.gov.uk/bustimetables
or can be obtained by ringing the Worcestershire HUB on 01905
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