Three consultation events will give beleaguered passengers their say on Pudsey’s under-fire bus service.
The sessions are a mix of morning, teatime and evening ‘drop in’ events organised by West Yorkshire Combined Authority and follow a heated public meeting in the town where residents voiced their concern over recent changes to services.
Changes to the X14 service, the reliability of the number 4 and further changes affecting the Fulneck, Valley Road and Kent Road areas of Pudsey have all been major areas of concern in recent months.
Residents will be able to put their views across to representatives of both local operator Firstbus and the West Yorkshire Combined Authority at the drop-in events.
The events will take place on:
- Tuesday 22 November, from 5-7.30pm at Robin Lane Health and Wellbeing Centre (Café Lux)
- Wednesday 30 November, from 3-6pm at St. James Vicarage on Galloway Court, off Galloway Lane
- Friday 2 December, from 10am–12.30pm at Pudsey Bus Station.
— Kirsty Lodge (@diagon73) November 17, 2016
September’s public meeting was organised by Councillor Josie Jarosz (Labour, Pudsey). She said:
“There’s been a great deal of dissatisfaction with bus services since they were changed a few months ago. So far we’ve had very well-attended meetings where people were able to clearly put across their concerns, but not everyone was able to come because they were held in the evening.
“This is an opportunity for everyone to say how they’ve been affected by the changes First introduced – and hopefully we’ll get a commitment to real improvements this time. I hope that after these sessions First will continue to speak to residents, listen to what they say and truly act to ensure better bus services in Pudsey.”
First have made changes to the X14 route following the public meeting, which was held at Café Lux.