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Residents furious as 'lifeline' bus route into Wolverhampton is axed

Residents are up in arms after a bus firm announced it was axing a "lifeline" route next month.

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Bus user Pauline Daker isn't happy about the plans

National Express West Midlands has said the number 5 bus route from Codsall to Wolverhampton will cease operating from November 5, 2023.

The decision has angered many who rely on the bus to get around.

Great-grandmother, Mary Payne, 86, lives in Bilbrook and regularly uses the service to get her shopping from Wolverhampton. She said she was "disappointed" by the announcement.

"As I have had to give up driving due to my eyesight, the number 5 bus is a lifeline for me to get in and out of Wolverhampton for my shopping," she said.

"It's an important route for a lot of older people round here. I don't mind using Banga buses if that's what is going to replace it but I hope that services aren't reduced and that it continues to be as reliable as it is now.