FAWDON HIT BY BUS CHANGES

July 27, 2008 12:22 PM

Local bus services in Fawdon Ward are again being cut back from the end of August.

Service 15/16 between the city centre and Kenton will have its frequency reduced from four buses per hour to two.

Councillor Ron Clark says: "We also have to advise residents that the experiment to re-route the No 6 along Kingston Park Road and Broadway West has not been a success, and there have been few users.

"Nexus tell us that it will return to its previous route along Jubilee Road."

Bus operator Stagecoach told the city council that many services in the city are running with income from passengers covering only half or less of their operating costs.