MP welcomes new bus route after community campaign

Pat McFadden, Labour MP for Wolverhampton South East, has today welcomed the decision by Centro and National Express West Midlands to re-route the 40 service.

National Express West Midlands and Cento made the call to re route the 40 following a campaign by Pat McFadden MP and the local community.

The service will provide residents in the Portobello area of Wolverhampton with links to the City Centre, Willenhall and Walsall.

At a meeting with local residents Pat McFadden MP, Babs Coombes Black Country Manager at Centro and Peter Coates Managing Director of National Express West Midlands told residents the good news.

The service will run every 30 minutes throughout the day.

Pat McFadden, Labour MP for Wolverhampton South East said: "This is a great victory for the local community and many residents lives will be made much easier by this change.  I would like to thank National Express West Midlands and Centro for listening to our concerns and acting on them.  Local residents must now play their part and make sure the bus is well used."

Peter Coates, Managing Director of National Express West Midlands said: "We are always willing to meet members of the community who have concerns about bus services to see what improvements we can make. I am pleased to have been able to work alongside Pat and Centro to make these improvements and hope that they prove popular with local residents."

Babs Coombes, Black Country Area Manager at Centro said: "It is Centro’s job to ensure that local residents’ concerns about transport are heard and acted upon. This is a great result for the residents’ of Portobello and we hope the new links will lead to more people catching the bus."

View details and timetable for service 40 here

Pictured: Pat McFadden MP, Babs Coombes Black Country Manager at Centro and Peter Coates Managing Director of National Express West Midlands with members of the community on the new 40 service.

Published 6th February 2014

 
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