West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper can put to rest residents concerns over the future of the 311 bus service after receiving assurances from Arriva the service will continue.

In recent weeks there have been various rumours about what will happen to the 311 bus service that operates on a route from Skelmersdale through Ormskirk to Liverpool.

MP Rosie met with Arriva’s area managing director, Howard Farrall, who offered Rosie his assurances that there are no plans to remove this service from operation.   

In fact, in recent months Arriva have introduced newer pulsar vehicles and have also reduced some of their ticket prices.

MP Rosie Cooper said:

“I am sure the 311 passengers will be delighted that this service is not under threat and that the rumours aren’t true.  Many residents rely on this bus service to get to school, to work and to the shops.  All passengers need and want is a good quality service that is reliable and affordable.

“Last year I received complaints about delays and about buses breaking down on this route.  Now we have newer vehicles, lower fares and I am no longer getting complaints.  Clearly Arriva were listening and should be commended for acting to solve the problems.  These improvements are a real step in the right direction.

“I will continue to work with Arriva to raise constituent’s experiences so that together we can get the best possible bus services for West Lancashire.”

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