Alex has robustly challenged Stagecoach’s Managing Director about the poor bus service in Cheltenham.
Stagecoach have now published an action plan detailing how they can restructure to continue to provide a reliable service. This will involve a number of route changes.
Alex has been clear that vulnerable passengers and key arterial routes should not be left without access to an adequate bus service. He has also been clear that access to the hospital during visiting hours crucially must be retained.
For the routes that Stagecoach is withdrawing, Alex is encouraged that Gloucestershire County Council are putting replacement routes out to tender, such as the 93 and F service. It is expected that this route will be picked up by another provider:
Alex has asked Stagecoach to publish more information on the alternative routes that those affected will be able to use instead.
You can read Alex's full statement about Stagecoach by clicking HERE.