Bus Service Cuts Shock

October 3, 2018 12:46 PM

Cllr Ruth Skelton, Cllr Ruth Skelton and Danielle Lind at a local bus stopYou Lib Dem team have been told that Arriva are planning cuts to the 7 and 5/5A services that run through our area.

Evening services are planned to be slashed. Mondays - Saturdays the last bus 5 from town will be at 8pm. The last bus 5A from town will be 7:30pm. The last bus 7 from Sinfin will be 5:35pm. On Sundays the last bus 5 from town will be 7pm. The last bus 5A from town will be 6:30pm. The last bus 7 from town will be 5:52pm.

Commenting, Danielle Lind said, "This is terrible news. Plenty of people rely on the bus to get to work, and they don't all work 9 - 5. This will badly affect people who work in retail and others who work shifts.

"It also means more people may have to drive to work. This will lead to more congestion and worse air quality. Just at the same time that the city is being required to take action on its poor air quality. You couldn't make it up!"

Derby Lib Dems have started a petition against the cuts. You can sign it at https://derbylibdems.org.uk/arriva-cuts.