MP joins fight to restore Tadcaster bus service

York Press: Selby and Ainsty MP Nigel Adams with residents from Popple Well Springs angry at the bus stop which has been discontinued in Leeds Road Selby and Ainsty MP Nigel Adams with residents from Popple Well Springs angry at the bus stop which has been discontinued in Leeds Road

OLDER people campaigning for the restoration of their bus service have won the support of their local MP.

Nigel Adams, MP for Selby and Ainsty joined residents of the Popple Well Springs sheltered accommodation in Tadcaster as they continue to press their case for Transdev buses to serve their area.

In October 2013, the company's Coastliner buses were re-routed via the Woodlands estate and no longer call at the most convenient bus stop for the estate run by Hanover Housing Association.

Tom Brown, head of operations north for Hanover, said: "The loss of the bus service has been disruptive to residents. On a few occasions we have been very concerned about residents’ health. In particular, those with breathing difficulties and mobility issues have struggled as there are no facilities such as benches to rest along the route between Popple Well Springs and the closest bus stop.”

Mr Adams said he will ask Transdev to meet him and residents to discuss the issue.

Last November residents gave the company and Tadcaster town council a 350-name petition calling for the service to be restored.

Transdev were contacted by The Press but did not respond with a comment.

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4:14am Wed 30 Apr 14

Magicman! says...

Transdev were contacted by The Press but did not respond with a comment.

Of course Transdev won't comment, because their latest plans won't improve things at all.... from late May, sevices between York, Tadcaster and Leeds are being cut from 4 buses an hour to 3 buses an hour (from every 15 minutes to every 20 minutes) - as all Coastliner operations will come from Malton and none from York depot. It means a short service once per hour from Malton to Leeds in addition to the usual coast to Leeds services - but it will still be an 843 so will go via Woodlands.
[quote]Transdev were contacted by The Press but did not respond with a comment.[/quote] Of course Transdev won't comment, because their latest plans won't improve things at all.... from late May, sevices between York, Tadcaster and Leeds are being cut from 4 buses an hour to 3 buses an hour (from every 15 minutes to every 20 minutes) - as all Coastliner operations will come from Malton and none from York depot. It means a short service once per hour from Malton to Leeds in addition to the usual coast to Leeds services - but it will still be an 843 so will go via Woodlands. Magicman!
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