Keep the Night Bus

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First Bus, who operate the majority of Norwich’s bus services, will soon cease to operate the 25 bus service throughout the night, only retaining the night service on a Saturday. The number 25 service is the principal service linking the university to the City. From September 20th the company is set to end the service at 11.50pm and not start it again until 5.18am (Monday to Friday) and 6.50am (Saturday). The Students’ Union has confirmed that it intends to campaign to save the Night Bus.

Responding to the decision, Students’ Union Welfare Community and Diversity Officer, Jo Swo said “The decision to take away the night bus, carried out when most students are away for summer, is an absolute disgrace. For the past decade the night bus has been a vital safety lifeline for students getting to and from campus and forms a key part of their student bus pass entitlement. Proudly promoting on their website that the cost of a UEA pass would be frozen whilst neglecting to tell students that this Night Bus will go is outrageous. The decision is a kick in the teeth for cash strapped students on campus and makes First look like a company more into profits than student welfare”

Urging students to make their feelings known, Students’ Union Campaigns and Democracy Officer, Chris Jarvis said “Thousands of students depend on this service as a way to get to and from campus safely- and this isn’t the last that First will hear of it. We’ll be warning all new students and urging them to boycott the pass until First reverses their decision. Any student affected by the decision should sign the Students’ Union’s petition on and record their personal stories on the dramatic effect it will have”

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