Peter had succeeded in getting all the right people around the table – including representatives from the Council, Centro and National Express, so we were able to have a fruitful discussion.
The viablity of bus services has been much in our minds with the recent successful fight to save the No 10 bus, and National Express explained the costings they work by which basically mean that they require 500 passengers per bus on the road to make a service financially viable. Therefore if the frequency of a service is such that three buses are required to service a route, then 1500 passengers a day are required.
It was an interesting and useful discussion and many thanks to Cllr Smallbone for organising it. It was also nice to welcome Birmingham’s Cabinet Member for Street Services, Cllr Len Gregory, (pictured) to Quinton.