Changes to bus services in the city centre

One of the First Buses fleet in Worcester
Published Friday, 9th February 2018

Improvements are being made to bus services in Worcester.

In October 2017, First Worcester introduced some changes to its bus services running to the Henwick Park and University areas of the city.

Since the introduction, continuous monitoring has been undertaken along with analysing feedback received from customers who have been travelling regularly on these services.

From Saturday, 24 March 2018, customers will see an improved frequency from every 30 minutes to every 20 minutes to Henwick Park and the dedicated 31U service slightly amended to meet the demands of students from the University.

First Worcester continue to experience problems with access along Comer Road due to the weight limit restriction imposed by Network Rail on the bridge, meaning that only smaller vehicles can operate over it. 

Sarah East, Head of Operations at First Worcester, said: “We constantly monitor our services to ensure they are meeting the demands expected by our customers and appreciate all the feedback sent by people who have travelled on the service.”

The Leader of Worcestershire County Council, Councillor Simon Geraghty, said: "This is great news and will be welcomed by residents. I am pleased that First have listened to local residents and plan to introduce an enhanced service on this route."

Councillor Alan Amos, Worcestershire's Cabinet Member with Responsibility for Highways, added: "This is tremendous news for bus users in and around Henwick Park and it is as a result of us working constructively to constantly improve the quality of services.  This will encourage residents to use a service which will be more frequent and reliable."