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New bus cuts from 13th October

New bus cuts from 13th October

First Group have announced a range of changes and cuts to their services, including stopping the 38 bus service on Sundays, supposedly due to the lack of customers using the service. A First Group spokesman said: “We are making a number of changes to services from 13...

First Buses up for sale

First Buses up for sale

The future of Worcester's buses is now uncertain after the parent owners of First Buses put it up for sale. First Group announced it would be "pursuing strategic options, through a sale or other means" to offload the bus part of its business in a statement on...

More cuts to services

More cuts to services

It is with great disappointment that we bring you news of more cuts to services. I apologise that we were unable to report this until after the changes came into effect. However, First Bus have done very little to publicise these changes, even we were left in the...

Have your say on county council’s scrutiny of bus services

Have your say on county council’s scrutiny of bus services

Following a Worcestershire County Council meeting in September, a Bus Scrutiny Task Group has been set up. It's objective is "to investigate the current bus and community/alternative transport provision, including the availability of transport at crucial times of day...

Fighting cuts to bus services

Fighting cuts to bus services

My name is Emily Bond. I am an ordinary resident of Worcester who with a small group of volunteers have created The Worcester Bus Users’ Forum. We launched in July 2018 with the aim of improving services, tackling congestion and reducing social isolation in the city....

Big fall in bus passenger numbers

Big fall in bus passenger numbers

Bus passengers in Worcestershire are making almost five million fewer journeys than they did seven years ago. There were 11.3 million bus journeys in 2016/17 - 4.8 million fewer than in 2009/10. Managing director Nigel Eggleton said: "The two decisions that have had...

Price restructuring

Price restructuring

A ticket overhaul, put in place by First Worcester on Sunday (April 29), has seen a new county-wide ticket introduced leaving many forking out more for their journey. The bus company has frozen prices on its mTicket app in a bid to encourage more people to pay using...

Confusion over changes to 31 service

Confusion over changes to 31 service

A pensioner says changes to a bus timetable has cut off her and her neighbours in Hallow. However, the bus service provider has defended changes, saying customers are just "confused" by the new timetable. Read more at the Worcester News.

Increase in frequency of buses serving Henwick

Increase in frequency of buses serving Henwick

From this weekend First Worcester is increasing frequency, with services serving Henwick operating up to every 20 minutes during the day – an increase from the previous 30 minutes. They are operating under new route numbers 31U during University of Worcester term...

No.44 bus not turning up

No.44 bus not turning up

The Worcester News reported today how Lesley Howells, who catches the 44 bus service into the city centre from Wildwood Drive, is appalled that both the 5.05pm and 5.50pm buses have not shown up. After those two services, the 44 bus no longer serves Wildwood Drive and...

What’s stopping you using buses more?

What’s stopping you using buses more?

The number of bus journeys made in Worcestershire in the past 4 years has dropped by a quarter - the second largest fall in the country. BBC Hereford & Worcester covered this a few days ago. From the comments on Facebook...