Metro and First bus companies are proposing to scrap through buses from Heptonstall to Halifax.
There will be a half-hourly service from Blackshaw Head through Heptonstall to Hebden Bridge, and a bus every ten minutes from Todmorden via Hebden Bridge to Halifax.
Their statement below:
First are considering making substantial changes to bus services in Hebden Bridge, particularly services 591 and 593 at the end of January 2014. The company plan to operate every 10 minutes (Monday to Saturday) between Halifax and Todmorden via Hebden Bridge. To achieve this there will no longer be a direct service to Halifax from Heptonstall and Old Town.
Metro is proposing a revised minibus network for the area which will both address recent unreliability problems and maintain links to Hebden Bridge which would be lost following the changes to services 591 and 593.
Metro and First would like to seek your views on these proposals.
Why change is needed
Proposals by First
Proposals by Metro
What type of buses will be used?
Metro are proposing to increase the number of minibuses from 3 to 4 and to use smaller vehicles which are better equipped for roads in the area. This will enable us to serve more areas. The smaller buses will carry up to 16 passengers. Unfortunately the use of smaller buses will mean less room for shopping, buggies etc. Also some passengers may find it harder to get into and out of a smaller minibus. We will finalise the make and model of buses when we appoint a bus operator for the services.
To complete the survey, visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/hebdenbridgebusreview
Alternatively, public consultation drop-in events during August, where First and Metro staff will be available to answer questions and listen to your suggestions.
|Wednesday 07 August||10:00 – 18:30||Hebden Bridge Town Hall|
|Thursday 15 August||14:30 – 18:30||Halifax Bus Station|
If you need to contact Metro regarding these proposals, please email firstname.lastname@example.org