Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, has welcomed news from National Express West Midlands about the revised number 15 bus service in Himley.
Last summer, National Express proposed a reduction to the No 16 Bus Service that would have seen residents of Himley without regular bus transport, which has prompted residents to fight to keep the service running.
On the proposals, Gavin stressed how losing this service would deprive the residents of transport to ‘shops, doctors, dentists as well as rail links via Wolverhampton and Stourbridge’.
Calling for action from National Express, Gavin outlined concerns about removing a service valued by so many.
After long discussions, a revised timetable has now been agreed that will keep a regular bus service within Himley. After assurances requested by Gavin were given, Himley will now be served by the No 15 route, transporting residents of Himley from stops between Merry Hill, Kingswinford and Wolverhampton.
Commenting on the decision, Gavin said: “I am thrilled and relieved for the residents of Himley that this vital service will still be there. This could have been a huge loss to the village and deprived many residents of transport, which is why we must keep the pressure up on companies such as National Express West Midlands. I do, however, want to thank National Express West Midlands for their decision and their cooperation”.