A Wirral community's fight against the removal of a bus service has persuaded Merseytravel to think again.
The 901 bus route served the Saughall Massie community and, in the absence of a nearby train station, was a lifeline to those who relied on public transport to get to the shops, to work and to hospital appointments.
The removal of the service, as part of a shake up of routes by Merseytravel, left residents socially isolated and upset that their views had been disregarded by travel bosses in Liverpool.
Residents, backed by their three councillors, lobbied for a rethink and now, after further meetings, calls and emails, the Chief Executive of Merseytravel, Frank Rogers, has confirmed that the changes will be partly reversed to include the Saughall Road and Saughall Massie Road area.
One delighted resident is Christine Robertson: "Our councillors and residents have worked hard to achieve this for the local community through local networks and channels of communication, such as letters to the Wirral Globe. I am delighted everyone in Saughall Massie will have a connection to the transport network again."
Councillor Bruce Berry, pictured at the stop on Saughall Massie Road with colleagues Chris Blakeley, Steve Williams and residents, said: "The removal of the 901 service was a mistake and I'm glad that Merseytravel have listened to our concerns.
While the changes are due to be made on 22 April, we are continuing to push for the 30 minute services in the wider area to be re-instated."
- Passengers who need a bit of extra help to get around may also qualify for membership of the Merseylink Bus Service
- The current bus routes in Wirral can be found on the link below
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