New bus network could be reviewed

Passengers using Wolverhampton’s new bus network could force a review of timetables if they are not happy with the way services have been re-routed.

Passengers using Wolverhampton’s new bus network could force a review of timetables if they are not happy with the way services have been re-routed.

The opening of the new £22.5million bus station coincided with a shake-up in which scores of services were re-routed and re-numbered.

Up to 1,000 angry bus users have hit out at the new changes, claiming they will increase journey times or leave people having to walk further to catch alternative services.

But Wolverhampton City Council leader Councillor Roger Lawrence insists his colleagues would be collecting the views of residents so suggestions about changes could be made to transport firm Centro.

He said: “We are going to have to ask them to have a look at things again to see if some fine tuning can be done to meet the concerns of people in Wolverhampton.

"There will be some inconveniences but we can get them to look at it again and we will be campaigning for them to do that.”

The revised bus network has become a concern for scores of people across Wolverhampton.

Hundreds signed two petitions in Wednesfield town centre urging transport bosses at Centro to reconsider new routes introduced for the former 525 and 528 services.

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