Reprieve for No 1 Kidderminster service

Reprieve for No 1 Kidderminster service

Local residents have come to the rescue of the No 1 Kidderminster service, which was under threat of being cut following months of falling passenger numbers.

Operator Diamond Buses called on residents to support the service, which offers vital access to shops, schools and business on route from the Bus Station to the Rifle Range Teme Avenue. The response was a small but immediate rise in the number of people using the service and Diamond Buses has pledged to run the route until early 2018 when a final decision will be made on its future.

Director of Bus Users England, Dawn Badminton-Capps said: “The No 1 Service is a lifeline to its passengers and Diamond Buses has worked really hard to keep it on the road. Bus services benefit the whole community, though, not just the people who use it, so it’s in everyone’s interests to make sure the service continues.”

Aaron Mcdonough from the Kidderminster Depot said: “Local people and businesses rely on the No 1 service so we are determined to do everything we can to keep it running. And while it’s great to see a rise in passenger numbers, we need more people across the UK to get on board and support their local bus services or they risk losing them altogether.”

The No 1 service runs every half hour from 07.32 to 18.02 from Kidderminster Bus Station to Stourport Road The Watermill, Rifle Range Teme Avenue, then back to Stourport Road and the Bus Station.

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