Sunday, 19 August 2012

Ainsdale Bus route 49-residents concerns

Councillor Haydn Preece has received a number of concerned enquiries from Ainsdale residents relating to changes this summer in the 49 bus service timings and route. In partnership with Councillor John Dodd he has received this summary of the changes from Merseytravel. The good news for residents is that the service will revert to a ten minute timetable in September but the route does, as it stands cause problems for residents in Gleneagles requiring a direct route for Woodvale. Therefore Councillor Preece is asking for feedback as he has been assured the route will be reviewed if demand indicates the need.
Councillor Preece can be contacted on 07768000818 or
Merseytravels feedback to Cllrs Preece and Dodd.

Summary of 49 changes briefly, a summer time table was introduced from Monday 22.07.12 and will operate until Saturday 01.09.12. This revision reduces the daytime Monday to Friday frequency from 10 to 12 minutes Sat/Sunday/Evening frequencies remain unchanged. Also and importantly we have changed the route to operate a single clockwise loop on journeys from Crossens to Woodvale the service now operates via existing route to Kenilworth Rd then Liverpool Rd, Orchard Ln, Sandbrook Rd, Meadow Ln, Cherry Rd to Woodvale. Returning via, Liverpool Rd, Pinfold Ln, Gleneagles Drive then Kenilworth Rd then via existing route to Southport/Crossens.The contentious issue will be people who previously boarded the bus on Gleneagles Drive for a couple of stops on journeys to Woodvale they now have no direct link to Woodvale for these couple of bus stops.

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