Petition to First Norfolk & Suffolk, Steve Wickers, Iain Rankine, Chris Speed
Don't let our rural communities rot! Stop the changes to the First X1 EXCEL bus service.
From the 4th of February 2018, First is planning to reduce the X1 bus service from a half-hourly schedule to an hourly schedule for rural communities. The affected villages are Hockering, Terrington St John, Walpole Highway, Walton Highway, and Thorney. First published this announcement on the 10th of January, giving less than a month's notice to commuters of the impending changes. The announcement of the changes can be found here. If you look closely on their announcement, you may notice that First claim the changes will introduce time savings for the route, and hence allow it to arrive on time. You may have also noticed that First have added in new stops to urban areas. This appears to be reducing the service in rural areas to favour those living in urban areas. At the time of writing (2018-01-29), First have also failed to mention that Walton Highway is being affected by the changes on their announcement. It was only after people spent up to four days attempting to get an answer from First did they finally acknowledge that Walton Highway (the Highwayman stop) was also being cut to an hourly service. We believe that these changes need to be stopped. We have lived in Thorney our entire lives and it is a place that we are proud to call home. Being a village, however, means that it doesn't have all of the amenities that either of us require, making transport links into Peterborough vitally important. In the past two years, the bus service has become even more critical for one of us, having started a job in Cambridge in 2016. For my job, the First X1 service is my daily and only method for getting to Peterborough train station, then connect onto Cambridge. As it is currently a half-hourly service starting at 06:30, this provides me with the appropriate connections to get to work. For the other, the bus service has been a vital part of getting to sixth form. I rely on getting the 7:30 bus in order to get to school on time and, for a school student, I get up very early as it is. Any earlier, and I believe that this will affect my ability to learn and sit exams that have a profound impact on the rest of my life. And we're not the only two people who get the bus - Thorney is a diverse village. Elderly people like our grandad use the X1 service to access facilities and shops in both Wisbech and Peterborough and so is a key social connector along the A47 corridor. For many elderly people in Thorney who do not drive, the bus is their only means for accessing services which are no longer provided in the village, such as the post office and banking facilities. We're sure that the other communities affected are in a similar situation too. - Emily Shipton and Harry Shipton Image by ZakNelson1995, licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0
Petition to TFGM (Transport for Greater Manchester)
Revoke First Manchester's bus contract with TFGM
I am petitioning to revoke First Manchester buses contract with TFGM. They are unreliable and can not keep any bus service on schedule. I spend nearly an hour everyday waiting for a bus that is suppose to be every 10 mins, I also use there app which is suppose to tell you how long a bus is going to be using GPS but that says buses are going past when they are nowhere in sight. I have complained on twitter and through first contact email and have no response. They have also drove past me multiple times when I have tried to hail the bus using my White Cane as im VI. this is not just an issue I seem to have but the majority of people in Greater Manchester and is most first bus services. I think TFGM and the community of Greater Manchester would be better off without the unprofessional of First Manchester and therefore I beg TFGM to revoke there contract. Please sign this petition if you are sick of waiting for your bus and missing appointments
Petition to First Bus Services
Make youth fares for youth!
In Chelmsford, the bus fares for a young person are high. Here at the Chelmsford Youth Council, we are working to obtain enough signatures for our petition to allow child priced bus tickets for young people up to the age of 18.
Petition to First Glasgow
Save the Number 8 Bus
The Number 8 First Bus service is vitally important for so many residents across the East End of Glasgow, linking our local communities to other areas across the city not readily accessible by other forms of public transport. This includes our local health services at Shettleston Health Centre and Stobhill Hospital. The decision to significantly alter the Number 8 bus service will hit the most vulnerable people in our communities, cutting off their independence. As a local councillor in the East End of Glasgow, I've been speaking to countless local residents who've been telling me how much the changes will impact on them. We need First Glasgow to listen to local community concerns and reverse their decision to alter the route. We want action now!