Translink officials have agreed to look again at changes to bus services in New Mossley following claims that some residents in the estate have been “left all but stranded” by changes to Metro stops and timetables.
The issue was raised by DUP politicians Alderman Pamela Barr and Pam Cameron MLA, who voiced concerns that some elderly residents, particularly those living in the Bryans House sheltered housing development, are now unable to access bus services.
“Since new route and timetabling changes came into force at the beginning of September I have been contacted by a large number of residents who have been left all but stranded by the changes,” Mrs Cameron said.
“The changes which have been made to halts and timetabling has resulted in a many of my constituents becoming socially isolated as they are physically unable to walk to and from their closest stop. Many people I have spoken to have said that they have had to rely on private taxis which is prohibitively expensive in the long term, especially for elderly residents.”
Following discussions with Mrs Cameron and Alderman Barr, Translink officials have agreed to revisit the changes with a view to finding a resolution to the issues raised.