Bus Services after the Spending Review - Transport Committee Contents

Written evidence from A Raw (BUS 129)

I refer to the Parliamentary Petition on Bus Services and would like to contribute to the Transport Select Committees investigation from my personal point of view.

I have lived in Elwick village for over 70 years and we have always had a bus service into Hartlepool. Now this has been withdrawn leaving the village completely cut off from Hartlepool. I do not drive and therefore am finding it very difficult to shop for essentials, visit doctors, dentists, opticians, banks, hospital visits etc. Also I can no longer visit friends, go to the theatre, or cinema, especially in the evening. In fact we are completely isolated.

It is not possible to walk into town a distance of 3/4 miles along a very busy and narrow road and a return journey using a taxi is approximately £10. This is a lot of money for a pensioner, especially when i have a free bus pass.

I would like to see some form of bus service reinstated.

April 2011

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