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73a Bus Service Saved

April 25, 2013 6:33 PM
County Cllr David Kendall urges all bus users to take part in the consultation

Cllr David Kendall is delighted to see the bus service saved

Following lobbying by County Councillor David Kendall, bus passengers and the Brentwood Bus & Rail Users Association, the 73a bus service that serves both Clements Park and Woodman Road has been saved.
The Passenger Transport Department at Essex County Council has announced that following discussions they've had with Stephenson's Coaches (who operate services 71 and 72 on behalf of the County) the route and the timetable will be changed so that it serves both Clements Park and Woodman Road to replace the loss of service 73a during the week. It already operates there during the week.
Buses will depart from Woodman Road to the town centre Mondays to fridays at 0952,1152,1352,1503, and 1718. In addition other buses will depart from Woodman Road to Brentwood Station at 1101 and 1301 where connections will be avilable with other services into the town centre. On Saturdays buses will depart from Woodman Road at 0952,1052,1208,1252,1408,1503,1603.
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Buses depart from the High Street back to Woodman Road on Mondays to fridays at 1055,1255,1455 and 1705 and on Saturdays at 0926,1044,1200,1244,1400,1455 and 1555.
Cllr Kendall said:
"This is brilliant news because I know it will be a huge relief to the many residents who thought they were going to be stranded when First said they were cutting the service from the 5th May. I am pleased that the Passenger Transport Departmenthave listened to the representations made by myself, bus passengers and the Brentwood Bus & Rail Users Association. I would like to thank everyone who worked to save this important service because their efforts definitely made a difference"