Lib Dems Secure New Bus Services For Gunthorpe
In 2013, the Tory controlled city council made devastating cuts in local bus services, cutting public transport subsidy in half.
Lib Dem councillors have been arguing strongly for restoration of some of the cuts and earlier this year it was agreed that an additional £150,000 a year could be found to fund bus service improvements. After a long delay, the new services finally started on 3 October.
There are early morning and evening services to the Fengate area for people who work there and also for people wanting to get to entertainment facilities such as the Greyhound Stadium and the Showcase Cinema.
In our area, the No62 service (replacing the current no22) runs from the city centre up Fulbridge Road, turning off at Paston Church into Gunthorpe and then onto Werrington, Newborough and Maxey. There are new early morning journeys to help people get to work and also for the first time some evening journeys.
Journeys leave Hallfields Lane for the City Centre at 05.12, 0757, 10.07, 13.37, 16.37 and 19 37 and journeys heading north to Werrington from Hallfields Lane are at 08.42, 12.02, 15.02, 18.02, 20.03 and 23.27.
Please use the new services if you can…or at least give them a try. If they are not well used it is likely the council will withdraw the subsidy at some time in the future.
Or if you think this service is not meeting your needs contact me by email : email@example.com