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Plea over loss of bus service
9:00am Saturday 18th August 2012 in Letters
ON BEHALF of all the residents of our parish, can we urge First to reverse its decision to axe the loop the number 11 bus takes through the area.
If this cut goes ahead, it will cause considerable problems for many, especially the more elderly residents who rely on this bus to go to collect their pensions, go to town and visit friends and relatives.
Can we respectfully remind First that they are committed to providing a service for all residents of York, not just a chosen few.
David Meek and Janice Parkin, Churchwardens, St Chad’s Church, Campleshon Road, York.
• I AM sorry to hear that pensioners in the South Bank area are to lose their bus service.
I would like to let them know that the Dial-a-Ride service is available to people over 60 in that area.
This is a door-to-door service run by York Wheels on behalf of City of York Council . You have to pre-book the service by phoning 551441. Dial-a-Ride travels to the following destinations from South Bank:
• Tuesday: City centre and supermarkets 9am to 10am pick up or Monks Cross 1.30pm to 2.30pm pick-up;
• Thursday: Monks Cross pickup 10am to 11am or 1.30pm to 2.30pm;
• Friday: Askham Bar pick-up 9am to 10am or 1.30pm to 2.30pm and city centre and supermarkets in town 10am to 11am.
The return journey with a concessionary pass costs £2.
Ruth Potter , Operations manager, York Wheels Ltd.