Petition launched to bring back the 39 bus through Armley and Kirkstall

11 April 2019

An online petition has been launched to reinstate the lifeline number 39 bus route.

A month ago the hourly 39 service that ran from Brackenwood through Moortown, Meanwood, Headingley, Kirkstall, Armley and stopped at the White Rose Centre, was discontinued by Squarepeg buses.

West Yorkshire Combined Authority has put the route out to competitive tender – but so far no other bus companies have picked up the route.

Bus user James Gibson has launched a petition to encourage another company to pick up the service. So far the petition has more than 120 signatures.

Mr Gibson said:

“This is yet another local service that has been chopped by privately run bus companies.

“We want the bus companies to know that this route was important to our community and that we would like it back.”

Jenny Creaser said:

“No other way to get to Headingley and beyond. Do we really have to get there via town in this day and age? Bad enough for us ‘senior citizens ‘ but I feel for anyone who works or is disabled. Please bring it back.”

The petition can be signed here.

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