Day: 23 January 2014

Shropshire Council has at last taken action over the Ludlow bus crisis. The good news is that there will now be a bus service from Monday 27 January. It will also be a low floor bus operated by Minsterley Motors, an excellent operator. The bad news is that I am horrified that the prediction I made just days ago has come true. The new service will run once an hour. This is temporary service. But too often temporary arrangements become permanent. Timetables for the new service. Claire Wild, the Conservative Shropshire councillor responsible for this mess, has said that a tender for a new service will be issued shortly. This tender should have been issued before Christmas. In a press release today, Wild says: “The most important thing is that there will be no disruption in service and that the local people still have a bus to use. I’m proud of the way our team at the Council have worked to ensure that this is the case – especially to be ready at such short notice.” We are grateful that we will have continuing services. But short notice? The current bus operator R&B gave legal notice of cancelling the 722…

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