Andy Burnham to forcr Bus Companies to improve their services in Bury & Surrounding areas

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Transport for Greater Manchester,

A large majority of the public rely on our public transport network to get to work, see family and friends and genuine leisure. First Manchester have been an unreliable provider to our Transport Network, buses have been arriving up to 40 minutes late every hour. Every day. Drivers are always not in service and their tracking application is also bogus to what actually arrives. The price of tickets we pay is not of value to the service we receive. 


Drivers when apply to work for first bus are told that it is not an issue to be late. It is a massive issue to be late. There is a difference between ten minutes late and being over 3 quarters of an hour. Standing outside cold is over such a long time to wait for a bus is not healthy for us either. First bus customer service feel that it's much easier to ignore people's questions and complaints and instead have the sheer cheek to tell you when your next bus comes; this is as a scape goat to hide from the fact that their service is tragic. Similar expieriences wirh other companies such as Arriva.


I am calling upon Andy Burnham, Mayor of Manchester to impose new rules on Private Bus Companies to improve their scheduled services or to devalue their tickets to meet the service that we actually receive from them until they make significant improvements to the amount of busses on the road.

Services affected daily: 471, 163, 135 and more in central Manchester including arriva services

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