Mohammad Asghar AM today welcomed news that Newport Transport has amended its service changes to ensure senior citizens who lost their bus service due to the merger of the 10A/10C and 20 routes will have their service restored.
Mohammad Asghar wrote to Newport Transport to raise concerns about the effect of changes to a bus route on elderly and infirm constituents.
Concerns had been raised with Mr Asghar about the effect this would have by elderly and infirm constituents who live in assisted living accommodation on the route.
Mohammad Asghar said:
“I was contacted by a number of elderly constituents who live in assisted housing formerly served by bus stops on the 10A/10C route.”
“They expressed concern that a number of the stops will no longer operate on the new 20A/20C service making it extremely difficult for elderly and infirm people to use the new service.”
“Further, they pointed out some of the stops along the new route are not productive and a better service would be provided by utilising some of the closed stops to facilitate the residents of these assisted living bungalows.”
“I wrote to Newport Transport to ask them to reconsider these changes to see what can be done to assist my constituents to access a convenient bus service.”
“I am delighted therefore to hear they have listened to these concerns and residents will now have a bus three times a day due to the extension of the 26C service.”