Centro – bus user views sought

Passengers urged to have their say in Black Country bus network review.

Bus users in Dudley and Sandwell are being urged to make their voices heard in a review of services.

Centro, the region’s transport co-ordinator, is working with Dudley and Sandwell councils and bus operators to scrutinise the network and see what can be done to improve services for existing and prospective passengers.

The aim is to build on the already strong transport network to provide routes that better serve modern travel patterns while also bringing improved buses, waiting facilities and information.

Centro chairman Cllr John McNicholas said: “We want to know what people think of their bus service and whether it is providing what they actually want.

“By conducting a network review we can ensure buses best serve places such as businesses, health, leisure, education facilities and shops.”

A series of public exhibitions are being held in Dudley and Sandwell throughout June where people can speak to Centro, bus operators and council staff and give their views. They are:
Monday June 22nd, 12pm to 6pm – Dudley Bus Station, Birmingham Street, Dudley
Wednesday June 24th, 9am to 5pm – market stall opposite Body Care, Merry Hill Shopping Centre
Saturday June 27th, 11am to 1pm – Central Sixth Form Campus, Sandwell College at The Public, West Bromwich

Views can also be expressed online at www.networkwestmidlands.com/busreview or sent by post to Customer Relations, Centro House, 16 Summer Lane, Birmingham, B16 3SD.

All comments and views must be received by Centro by July 12.