West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper is delighted to announce the 313 Arriva service in Tanhouse is to be extended following a meeting with Arriva Buses and Lancashire County Council representatives.
MP Rosie and Skelmersdale Central County Councillor Terry Aldridge had called the meeting following complaints from local residents that the service did not stop on both sides of the Tanhouse Road dual carriageway.
The service extension is expected to come into force on the 13th September 2009, subject to confirmation. This will result in a 30 minute service 0845 – 1715 (Monday – Friday) and 1015 – 1715 (Saturday) terminating and departing from Tanhouse Road/Ennerdale serving the stop by Enstone and the existing route through Clay Brow and Digmoor to the Concourse.
Rosie Cooper MP said:
“I am delighted that local residents will have an extended 313 service. I thank Terry for the work he has done with me to make life so much easier for many bus users and may encourage more people to use the service."
“Residents in the area will not have to negotiate the steps and underpasses to catch the bus, especially as the nights get darker. I will continue to work hard with Councillor Aldridge, local residents, and the relevant agencies to help improve local public transport to better meet the needs of local people.”
County Councillor Terry Aldridge said:
“Many Tanhouse residents raised their concerns and I am pleased that Rosie and I along with the Lancashire County Council and Arriva found a positive solution. I thank Arriva for listening to the concerns of local residents and reacting so quickly to the strong case and the petition. I would encourage local residents to make the most of the extended service.”
Vernon Roby, Arriva General Manager for Skelmersdale said:
“We are extremely pleased to have been able to provide better access to public transport in the Tanhouse area by extending the Arriva 313 service. We are always keen to listen to the views of our customers and are happy that in this case it has helped us to provide an improved local service for Skelmersdale.”