Calls for ‘joined-up approach’ to public transport to help people in Rugby

Stagecoach said it was happy to meet with the Green Party and discuss ideas
Stagecoach said it was happy to meet with the Green Party and discuss ideas
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The Green Party is calling for a more joined-up approach to public transport to make life easier for people in Rugby.

Rugby Green Party spokesperson Max Anstey said buses and trains often arrived within minutes of each other, making if difficult for people to use the services alongside one another.

It’s all about balancing passenger demands and we do our best to achieve a good balance

Steve Burd, managing director of Stagecoach Midlands

The party also believes Rugby’s bus service should be linked with Leamington, Northampton, Leicester and Coventry in order to ‘save wasted time’.

Mr Anstey said: “Local members pointed out that without the consolidation of public transport in the town, buses and trains often arrive only minutes after one another.

“Rugby Greens will be putting pressure on Stagecoach bosses to rethink how sensible this situation is.

“Ensuring Rugby’s buses link up with those from Coventry, Leicester, Leamington, and Northampton to provide a proper integrated public transport service in Rugby will improve the standard of service and save wasted time.”

Steve Burd, managing director of Stagecoach Midlands, said he was happy to meet with the Green Party to discuss suggestions. “It’s all about balancing passenger demands and we do our best to achieve a good balance.

“It’s not always easy though.

“For example, if we changed a bus time so it matched a train’s arrival then all the children who used the service would end up being late for school, so it’s about balance and demand.

“We already run services to Coventry, Leamington, Southam and Northampton.”