Arriva buses North West have revised the route of the 245 bus service from September 1st 2019.
The change means that residents from Ashton on Mersey and the entire Sale West Estate including Woodhouse Lane will only have the number 19 to get them to work or back home.
Residents have already complained to Arriva on social media complaining that the changes will further isolate Sale West.
St Mary’s Tory councillor and Trafford Mayor Rob Chilton already knew about the changes well in advance and expressed his concerns on Twitter to the bus group, this though did nothing to change Arriva’s plans.
Chilton said on twitter:
What @arrivanorthwest have done is basically ‘sneaked through’ a massive reduction in public transport for Sale West residents, during the holidays at a time when their key staff, and that of @officialTFGM, are all on holiday
A spokesperson for Arriva replied to a resident @poppy08:
Whilst we appreciate that the changes that have been made, may not benefit all of our customers, I can assure you that this decision was made after much deliberation and with the view of improving the service.
The revised route will be as follows as of September 1st:
- Altrincham Interchange
- Broadheath Stamford Brook Road
- Sale Marks and Spencer
- Stretford Mall
- Urmston Library
- Woodsend Circle (Woodbridge Road)
- Intu Trafford Centre
You can see the route map by clicking this LINK