Cllr Pamela Hall welcomes Chester Bus Service Improvements

Cllr Pamela Hall

Cllr Pamela Hall

Cllr Pamela Hall has welcomed significant improvements to Bus Services into and around the City as part of the new Stagecoach contract and the approach the new Bus Service provider has taken to improve transport links around the City.  These are effective from 25 August.

“Since Stagecoach have taken over the contract they and CW&C have been working closely to form a positive relationship with officers from the Council which has resulted in improved reliability and quality services, lower ticket prices and the introduction of a significant number of new and newer buses.”

“In line with their commitment to growing the network, Stagecoach have registered changes to their local commercial Chester bus network and the changes effective in August will include a number of increased services for Great Boughton residents”

Service 5 Chester to Huntington, frequency increased Mon to Sat daytimes from every 60 to every 30 minutes with the service operating to and from Foregate Street via the Railway Station. A limited evening service will operate and an hourly Sunday & Bank Hol daytime service will be provided.

Service 6, Chester to Belgrave Road, to remain half hourly Mon to Sat with all journeys operating to Foregate Street via the Railway Station.

Service 7, (8 Evenings & Sundays) Chester to Vicars Cross, frequency increased Mon to Sat daytimes from every 30 to every 20 minutes with all journeys operating to and from Foregate Street. A limited evening service will be provided and on Sundays & Bank Hols, an hourly daytime service will operate.

Service 9, (8 Evenings & Sundays) Chester to Pipers Ash, frequency increased Mon to Sat daytimes, from every 30 to every 20 minutes with journeys rerouted to serve Alder Grove and all journeys will operate to and from Foregate Street. A limited evening service will be provided and on Sundays & Bank Hols an hourly daytime service will operate.

Cllr Hall added “Whilst this is great news for residents, we must ensure these services are well used in order to remain part of the overall network provision.”

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