Bus services could be axed as part of council cuts

Published date: 17 December 2013 |
Published by: Emily Davies 
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RESIDENTS in Wrexham are facing the prospect of losing bus services, including nearly all buses on Sunday.
Thirty-six early morning, evening and Sunday services across the county are under threat as the council consider the proposal to withdraw all funding for subsidised bus services in order for the local authority to save £495,000 in 2014-15.
Sunday services could be cut, while weekday early morning services, arriving in Wrexham before 8am, and evening services, leaving Wrexham bus station after 6.30pm, also face being scrapped.
Bus services which face the axe in the county include services to both Wrexham bus station and the Wrexham Maelor Hospital, as well as to and from towns further afield like Chester, Mold and Whitchurch.

County councillors across Wrexham have spoken out against the proposals and believe the withdrawal of services is especially going to affect people travelling to and from the Maelor.
Edward Reid, Integrated Transport Manager at Wrexham Council, said: “These services will no longer operate if the proposal goes ahead, unless some other sources of funding can be found, of which there is no guarantee.
“These services are potentially going to be lost, however persons are free to express their views.”
The consultation process ended on Wednesday, December 11.
A final decision will be made in February next year.

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