STOCKTON Council is changing some of its evening and Sunday Boroughbus services after responding to requests from residents at the Public Transport Forum.
The changes to services operated by Leven Valley will restore the 505/506 Boroughbus service to Elton Park and Fairfield, with a new link to access ASDA's Portrack superstore.
Links between Billingham and Middlesbrough will also be restored with the 592 service replacing the 593. The 517 service will also be changed to provide a new link connecting Ingleby Barwick and Middlesbrough on evenings and Sundays. Additionally, students living in Kirklevington will now be able to use the daytime 507 service during term time to get to and from Conyers School.
The changes come into effect from August 31.
Councillor Bob Cook, Stockton Council's Cabinet Member for Transport and Regeneration, said: "The changes are being brought in following our regular review of services. We are also responding to requests made by residents at our Public Transport Forum. As with all Council supported bus services, their continuation will depend on passenger numbers and available budgets, so we hope these changes will encourage even more people to use their local bus service."
Councillor John Fletcher, Chair of Stockton Council?s Public Transport Forum added: "While it is impossible to please everyone, we have worked with the operators to bring in improvements that are within budget and address issues raised by bus users at meetings of Stockton's Public Transport Forum."
Draft timetables can be downloaded from the Stockton Council website and updated Leven Valley timetables will be available in Stockton Council Libraries and main Council offices.
For more information call Stockton Council's Technical Services Team on (01642) 526709 or e-mail [email protected]