93 bus service back on road in a few days
The 93 bus service is ready to roll again after an announcement that the contract to run it was awarded to D&G Bus by Staffordshire County Council.
The service, which was axed in March in a bid to save £700,000, will officially resume on Monday, providing the proposals are given the green light by the traffic commissioner.
As reported in the Chronicle last week, the new service is temporary and expected to run until January as the council seeks a more sustainable solution.
Coun John Jones, one of five Biddulph town councillors who are on the bus working group, believes the return of the service is a “victory for the community”.
Coun Jones said: “It has been a long, hard negotiating process with a lot of obstacles but we have finally got the service reinstated.
“Biddulph Town Council has had to step up financially and contribute more than expected, and in that sense I do feel somewhat let town by the county council.
“It’s not a great deal that we’ve got, but it’s a deal none the less.
Coun Jones has been one of the leading figures involved in restarting the service, with the support of Couns Tony Hall, John Redfern, Oliver McGuinness and Sylvia Rushton.
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