Councillor calls on Metro to keep service on the road
CONCERNED residents have pleaded with a bus operator to keep a key service running.
Metro is currently holding consultation on proposed service changes, which include scrapping Service C from Hebden Bridge to Cragg Vale.
Under the plans, the current 900/901 (Hebden Bridge to Mytholmroyd to Cragg Vale to Huddersfield) will be retained, but the hourly service will only operate Mondays to Saturdays from 9am to 5pm - although there will be a Sunday service during the summer.
Hebden Royd Town Councillor Scott Trickett, a member of Cragg Vale Community Association, has urged Metro to think carefully before they axe Service C as he believes it will leave Cragg Vale residents cut off from the rest of the Valley. Coun Trickett said: “It would be a disaster for our local community and the ‘C’ service must be preserved as it is an important link for our rural area. People are very worried about the loss of services in our area and the community is prepared to come together to work with Metro to do whatever it takes to preserve this valuable C service. I have been totally inspired by people pulling together to deliver leaflets and raise awareness to ensure we can keep this valuable asset in our community.”
Metro was unavailable for comment.
To take part in the consultation, which finishes on Friday, January 18, visit www.wymetro.com/consultation.
Residents can speak directly to Metro staff tonight (Thursday, January 10) at a drop-in session at Mytholmroyd Community Centre from 6.15pm to 7.30pm.
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