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145/145A Bus service extended

Image of the inside of a bus Published Tuesday, 30th June 2020

Worcestershire County Council has reached an agreement to extend the no. 145/145A bus service.

The no. 145 is to be re-routed to serve those parts of the old no. 202 route which are not served by the new 44 route that replaced it.

The new 145/145A route will now go via Frankly, Waseley Road, and Leach Green Lane, and will also serve Rose Hill to Twatling Road, Lickey Square, and provide an hourly service between Rubery and Bromsgrove Monday to Saturday.

The new route will commence on the 6th July 2020.

Councillor Alan Amos, Cabinet Member for Highways said: “This is a very good example of the vision in our new Passenger Transport Strategy in which the County Council is providing a wide and reliable bus network throughout the County to meet the needs of its residents and businesses.

As this deal shows, we will look at any innovative proposal to save and expand services. Despite the temporary problems at the moment, buses are still the only meaningful alternative to the car for many people. This is why in this year’s Budget we have invested the largest-ever increase in the bus subsidy to cover situations like this. Our strategy is to fill those gaps which are essential to people getting to work, the shops, education, the doctors, or leisure activities.”