Bus Services after the Spending Review - Transport Committee Contents

Written evidence from E Jones (BUS 72)

As a resident in a small area out of town the bus service which used to run every 15 minutes is now not on evenings nor will there be any services on Sundays, also services at school times am and pm don't run because they are doing school runs. When they do run times are not reliable (so no early doctor's appointments). I went 1½ miles, no return bus/school run, so it took me two hours for a 15 minute appointment. I am elderly and disabled SO STANDING FOR ANY LENGTH OF TIME IS PAINFULL.

ARRIVA run the services for this area Chilton Lane, Ferryhill, County Durham. TO TRAVEL NINE MILES TO DARLINGTON TAKES THREE BUSES AND COSTS ALMOST AS MUCH AS A TAXI.

March 2011

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