Lack of information about bus route changes in Fenland is a disgrace
IT is a disgrace that changes to bus routes in Fenland have been made with little information made available to the travelling public. The facts about public transport in Fenland are stark enough, with 20,000 of our estimated 90,000 residents living in ru
IT is a disgrace that changes to bus routes in Fenland have been made with little information made available to the travelling public.
The facts about public transport in Fenland are stark enough, with 20,000 of our estimated 90,000 residents living in rural areas, and many dependent upon buses, trains or community based provision.
Many of these people, and a great number too in our Fenland towns, rely upon public transport for work, for attending colleges, for accessing hospitals or for simply enjoying the 'reward' of a concessionary pass.
This newspaper was only alerted to changes by a reader, and our investigations into the affect of the changes proposed by Stagecoach led us on a circuitous route and only thanks to a veteran bus 'blogger' did we finally access the information we needed.
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Stagecoach websites offered little by way of detailed information, and we can only hope those bus users who travel regularly have been able to obtain the information they need more readily than we were able to find out timetable changes.
Even now we cannot, with any degree of certainty, detail those services which are subsidised and are therefore protected from cuts.
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But for those who rely upon - or even in these eco friendly days choose - public transport, then at the very least they ought to be given clearer notice of proposed changes.