by aileenhingston on 10 February, 2017
A new bus contract with Connexions, from Acomb to the Piccadilly along Hamilton Drive and Holly Bank, will replace the current Transdev service from April.
LibDem campaigner Aileen Hingston welcomed the new service: ‘It is very good news that there will still be a service along Hamilton Drive, as some elderly residents would otherwise have quite a walk to find a bus into Acomb or the city centre. Our residents’ survey confirmed how important the bus is for people round here.
‘Even better, the service will again go beyond the station – residents told us how disappointed they have been over the last few months to have to change buses there.
‘We hope the new service will run to timetable, as reliability hasn’t been too good in the last few months. No one wants to stand waiting in the cold!’