Victory at last in Yorkswood bus battle
I’m delighted to say that the battle to restore a decent bus service to the Yorkswood area has at last been won!
Hundreds of residents signed petitions and attended public meetings that Councillors Marje Bridle, Ian Ward and I arranged after the local bus companies took the disastrous decision to reorganise our local services. The changes left residents of the Yorkswood area very badly affected, lacking a direct service to the City Centre, Chelmsley Wood and even to the new shops on Shard End Crescent!
Thanks to the pressure we’ve exerted as a community, common sense has at last prevailed. From 22 July, there will be a new 55A service, providing a bus every 15 minutes, Monday to Saturday daytime from Yorkswood to both Birmingham city centre and to Chelmsley Wood. This restores the much-needed link around Kendrick Avenue.
The existing 55 and 59 services will also continue to run, as will the 56 on evenings and Sundays. You can view the timetables for the 55 and 55A services here.
Posted on July 18, 2012, in Uncategorized and tagged 55, 55A, 56, 59, bus services, buses, National Express West Midlands, public transport, Shard End, Yorkswood. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.