Bus route may re­turn due to de­mand of pas­sen­gers

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A POP­U­LAR South­port bus route could be re­in­stated af­ter four years.

The ser­vice used to loop through Kew es­tate, but was rerouted along Town Lane by Ar­riva in 2014.

Pas­sen­gers who live on the large hous­ing de­vel­op­ment en­tirely are now by­passed en­tirely and many res­i­dents face a walk of 400 me­tres or so to reach the clos­est bus stop. The hous­ing es­tate has ex­panded sig­nif­i­cantly, since the route was first al­tered, with some of those liv­ing there now hav­ing to walk a con­sid­er­able dis­tance to their near­est stop.

The chair of Mersey­travel, Liam Robin­son, last week vis­ited the area to as­sess the case. He said: “Due to the ex­pan­sion of the de­vel­op­ment there’s a strong case to re­in­state the ser­vice.”

An Ar­riva spokesper­son added: “We’re com­mit­ted to lis­ten­ing to the needs of its pas­sen­gers, and wel­comes any con­ver­sa­tion that the coun­cil wishes to have that will en­hance the ser­vices that we pro­vide for cus­tomers.”

Liam Robin­son

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