I cannot remember a week in the last few years when Ludlow has not suffered roadworks. They are becoming as much a part of the character of our town as its historic buildings and the collapsed town walls.
Update 15 October. After this article was published agreement was reached to allow buses through the roadworks at all times, though there may be delays.
Continue reading “Major closure on Sheet Road set to disrupt traffic at the end of October (updated)”
The new 292 service hadn’t been easy to negotiate but we finally got a timetable. The new service began on Monday and reports from passengers had been favourable. It was all going well until Friday afternoon. The last bus back from Kidderminster to Ludlow was like nothing I had ever experienced. The bus was driven at high speed, overtaking everything on the Bewdley Bypass. At Cleobury Mortimer, it began to get very difficult. The driver was shouting that the service didn’t go to Ludlow. A row with passengers escalated but we did get to Ludlow 15 minutes early. There the driver capped off this extraordinary journey by shoving a woman in the back as she got off the bus. The passengers were not to blame for this situation.
Continue reading “A bad start to new 292 Ludlow Kidderminster bus service as driver rows with passengers and even shoves one”
Update 2 May 2018
Shropshire Council has joined community transport and bus user groups in writing to the Department for Transport to protest against proposed regulations that will make it more difficult to operate the scheme.
Continue reading “Red tape move could threaten community transport in Shropshire”
This has been a tortuous process. The new timetable is not quite finalised. But we know enough tonight to publish the details of the replacement service between Ludlow and Kidderminster that will begin next Monday, 16 April 2018. The 292 service will run seven trips each way on schooldays, maybe six trips out of term and on Saturdays – a few details need to be finalised. First bus out of Kidderminster will be 7.30am and the first from Ludlow at 8.30am. The run time will be shorter and will bypass the estate roads at the Kidderminster end. Hooray!
Continue reading “At last! A timetable for buses between Ludlow and Kidderminster from next Monday”
Updated at 14.30pm. I’ll be back in the morning with an update on the trains.
We had a couple of inches of extra snow in Ludlow overnight. Many side roads are still snowed up.
Main roads are looking good for careful drivers. Many side roads need to wait for the thaw which has begun.
Below are the updates on buses, trains and services in Ludlow.
Continue reading “Live updates on snow disruption in Ludlow, Saturday 3 March”