Bus companies are leaving people in #Newcastle stranded, anxious & late to work.
We need regular, accessible, affordable & sustainable bus services that are held accountable when they don’t show up.
I asked the Minister – how long do we have to wait? pic.twitter.com/x3jIcJpp5l
— Chi Onwurah ? (@ChiOnwurah) January 20, 2023
(Newcastle upon Tyne Central) (Lab)
An elderly man waits two hours in the rain not knowing whether a bus will turn up. A lone woman is left stranded at 11 pm. A business cannot open because half of its workforce are delayed on different bus services. The bus companies say that the services are improving, but my constituents tell a very different story. We need accessible, affordable, regular, sustainable bus services; information about where the buses are; and accountability when they are not where they should be. How long do we have to wait?
What assessment he has made of trends in the quality, availability and accessibility of bus services in Newcastle since 2019