West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper has secured additional bus services at peak morning and afternoon times between Burscough Bridge Interchange and Ormskirk Town Centre.
Rosie wrote to the County Council after the withdrawal of the Click services in April, which had a serious impact on the number of buses on the route. In addition to route changes for the 202 service which take it via the Hesketh Road Estate, the County Council has agreed to divert the 337 Ormskirk - Chorley service through Burscough Bridge Interchange to provide additional services for passengers using the Southport - Manchester train services.
“I am delighted that I was able to secure these additional services for commuters travelling between Ormskirk and Burscough and beyond to make their journeys quicker and easier. West Lancashire residents deserve the best possible public transport and I will continue fighting to secure this, whether it is extra buses, more trains or a new line for Skelmersdale.”
The additional bus services will provide better linking up of the bus and rail timetables, including a bus from Burscough Bridge - Ormskirk for the new 8.42 Manchester - Southport train, provided after Rosie met with Northern Rail bosses recently to discuss provision, reliability and other issues.