Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Lobley Hill and Dunston bus survey

Many thanks to everyone who filled in the survey about the 95 and 96 bus services Liberal Democrats recently delivered to houses in Lobley Hill and Dunston Hill. We have had back about 250 replies and we are busy sorting the results.

Local campaigners, Susan Craig and Councillor Yvonne McNicol, who helped organise the survey, held a meeting with Go Ahead Director Martin Harris in February to discuss some of the early replies. Another meeting is expected to take place in the next few weeks.

Gateshead News will give you a fuller picture of what people told the Lib Dems about the bus services shortly but we did find that the places people most want a direct service to (where one doesn't exist at the moment) is Central Station, Newcastle, Sainsbury’s, Washington Galleries and Retail World, Team Valley. We also found that there are many concerns about the state of the service after 8pm.

Meanwhile, 49% of those taking part want the frequency of services improved.

"Many issues have been raised in the survey and we will be taking them up with Go Ahead North East at our next meeting with them," said Susan.

1 comment:

George Dutton said...

Scottish Socialists Party Idea (all costed)...

An "audacious, eye-catching idea": Douglas Fraser, Political Editor, The Herald

Establish a publicly owned bus group, which would include a national bus company.
Boosting public transport through free travel is a concrete means of tackling global warming, rather than just uttering worthy words.
Represents a major shift of wealth in favour of the many thousands of people who currently pay sky-high fares to subsidise the transport privateers.