New transport link launches for local community previously hit by cuts to bus services
A new transport link for a community that lost its bus service to the town centre has been introduced.
The two-day a week minibus service launched for residents in the Stockwell Grove area of Hightown yesterday morning.
In March the local community lost its service into the town centre after Arriva announced it would be withdrawing the Number 42 bus.
The route between Wrexham and Hightown had only been in operation since October 2018 and was the second to be lost after easyCoach ceased its services across Wrexham.
Labour councillor Graham Rogers who represents Hermitage said he had been “working tirelessly for some time” to secure a form of transport for members of the community.
Yesterday saw the launch of the new service, which is being provided by Anne’s Travel. The 16 seater minibus will operate on Tuesdays and Thursdays with a cost of £1.25 for a single ticket or £2.50 return.
The service begins at junction of Stockwell Grove and Percy Road starting at 10.00am, picking up at the bus stop opposite St. Christopher’s school, proceeding to Eagles Meadow then on to King Street. It will departing from outside the former Set the Bar on King Street at 1.15pm before travelling back to Stockwell and Percy Road.
It is hoped that if the service is well supported then additional days can be added to the timetable.
“I must point out that the success will depend on persons supporting this venture,” said Cllr Rogers.
“I am hoping that by word and mouth additional persons will participate in the service, by doing so I will then be able to introduce more days of operation say three to four days.
“By introducing the service it’s open to others from outside the ward of Hermitage. The success of the service will be determined by the ones that use it and I trust that the service will grow in stature.”
Picture: Cllr Graham Rogers
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