Many people have written to me expressing anger about the cancellation of the X35 service, which is the only direct bus from Ramsbottom and the north of Bury to Manchester and is well used.
I’ve also received a number of complaints about poor service on other bus routes, particularly the 472 and 474 services.
Every community in Bury deserves regular access to reliable and affordable buses which get you where you need to go and it is unacceptable that private companies are scrapping vital routes or providing very poor services.
I am meeting with the bosses of First Manchester, Transport for Greater Manchester and GM Mayor Andy Burnham in the coming weeks to express my anger at the current situation and my expectation that services must and will improve for the people of Bury, Tottington and Ramsbottom.
Add your support to my campaign for Better Buses for Bury.