More than 1,000 responses so far to bus consultation


Cheshire East Council is at the midway point with its consultation on local bus services and is encouraging more people to have their say.

The consultation has received more than 1,000 responses so far and the council is now encouraging more people to take part – whether they're a bus user or not.

The bus service review consultation is open until Wednesday 3 July.

Tom Moody, director of highways and infrastructure for Cheshire East Council, said: "We are really pleased with the response to the consultation, which launched last month, but we know that there are many more residents in the borough who would also have a valuable contribution to make to this consultation and it would be very helpful for us to hear from them.

"This consultation is open to both bus users and non-bus users – anything that encourages more people to use public transport in the borough can only be a good thing.

"So, whether you're a regular, occasional bus user or perhaps even someone who would never before have considered using our local public transport network – now's the time to provide your views."

New weekend bus services were recently added to routes across Cheshire East funded by the Council through the government's Bus Service Improvement Plan. These included a new Sunday and Bank holiday service on the 130 route between Macclesfield, Alderley Edge, Wilmslow and Handforth. Though the new service, operated by High Peak Buses, does not go to Wythenshawe or Manchester Airport as they do Monday to Saturdays.


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