Concern over Horwich bus service
Cllr David Chadwick met with members of the Claypool, Brazley and New Chapel residents associations, who raised their issues about the 518 service.
The service runs between Pennine Road in Horwich and Leigh bus station — which means residents do not have a direct route to Bolton town centre.
Other concerns raised about the service concerned its reliability and punctuality.
Cllr Chadwick said: “There used to be a service to connect these residents to Bolton and I understand why they would like to see that restored.
“There are a lot of elderly people living in the area and they rely on that sort of service.
“I know that the punctuality and reliability are also concerns for the residents — and I have written to Transport for Greater Manchester to ask them about these issues.
“I think a transport link to Bolton can be a real lifeline for elderly residents so I am very supportive and sympathise with them.”
Cllr Chadwick said it will be a number of weeks before he receives answers from Transport for Greater Manchester but said as soon as he does he will report back to the residents.
Ken Whowell of the Claypool Residents Association said: “Cllr Chadwick was already aware of the strength of feeling about the bus service and he assured the meeting that he would investigate the comments and suggestions made, promising to meet with us again to provide and update.”
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