LETTER: Appeal for short bus diversion

MAY I ask you on behalf of the residents of Kimberworth to appeal to the management of First Bus if they would consider a short additional route for the 137 Blackburn and 138 Kimberworth Park services from Psalters Lane (Ferham) to run via Pitt Street, Deepdale Road and South Street.

This short diversion would give the residents, including pensioners, a direct service to the Woodstock — Bower Surgery (Kimberworth Road). It would not be necessary for these buses to strop on Meadowbank Road as the X78 service now travels on this road.

It takes just 16 minutes for the 137 Blackburn to complete its journey and 18 minutes for the 138. A short diversion would only add a few more minutes to the schedule but would be greatly appreciated by the residents of Kimberworth who may struggle with painful mobility.

Mr Derrick Atkinson, Deepdale Road, Kimberworth