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Petitioning FirstGroup PLC Tim O’Toole CBE JD and 1 other

Reinstate the number 68 Bus route between Bolton and the Farnworth

We strongly request that First Bus reconsider the changes to the number 68 bus route from Bolton -Trafford Centre that commenced from 19th July 2015 .

These changes have a detrimental effect on service users between Bolton and Farnworth, particularly the elderly.disabled and frequent users. These changes will result in:

  • No public transport access to residents living at top of Bradford Road / Plodder Lane / Glynne Street.
  • Prolonged journey times of up to an hour a day for people living in the area between Bolton and Farnworth who would normally travel on the number 68 bus to work, school or college.
  • Overcrowding on other services during peak times.
  • The recent decision to grant Salford Royal 'Super-Hospital' status will see more and more people requiring transport from Bolton to the Hospital - situated on the 68 bus route. 
This petition was delivered to:
  • FirstGroup PLC
    Tim O’Toole CBE JD
  • CEO, Transport for Greater Manchester
    Dr. Jon Lamonte

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