You may have heard, or read in the media, of the attempts by myself and John Keegan at reinstating our local bus service, through increasing public awareness.
We have studied the current timetable and believe that it is possible to reroute three buses a day through Whittington, Arkholme and Gressingham, in both directions.
We believe the changes we propose will have a minimal, or no, cost impact on Stagecoach.
To be successful we need “backsides on seats”, and to convince the bus operator that passenger numbers, on our side of the Lune, are achievable. The survey carried out in November 2015, shows more than double the number of passengers claimed to use the service, on our side. In addition, we have nearly half as many properties again when compared to the Melling side.
Unfortunately, Stagecoach refuse to release the actual passenger numbers, on the grounds that this is commercially sensitive. We need to make the make them aware of public feeling in our villages.
Please, oh please, post a comment on this blog. Let the community know your feelings.