Conservative County Chiefs Cut Bus Services
Tory Council bosses are cutting funding for the 1, 3, 5 & Spring Winchester buses between 7pm and 9pm.
These services are vital for local people - together carrying 40,000 passengers per year at these times. Cutting services at these times will have knock on effects for travel at other times as many passengers will have to resort to using the car for earlier journeys too, adding to congestion and harming our environment.
The Tory cuts will also hit 1100 pensioners every day who are travelling in the morning. They will no longer be able to use their bus passes between 9 and 9.30am. This will cut access to doctors and hospital appointments.
Other services are also hit:
2 and 6a - Cut to 3 days per week
46 - cut back to 4 journeys each way to North Baddesley only, meaning it will no longer go to Southampton General Hospital, hitting residents in Chandler's Ford. Hiltingbury will no longer have a direct link to Southampton, and its direct link to Winchester will be cut to 4 times per day.
The Xelabus service to Hiltingbury and Chandler's Ford has been reduced. There will be no evening service on Thursday or Friday and no service at all on Sunday.
We call on Conservative run Hampshire County Council to reverse its damaging cuts to our bus services.