Centro improves Old Hill and Cradley services

Four improved bus services will begin operation from 25 January to cover Merry Hill shopping centre, Halesowen centre, Old Hill, Cradley and Blackheath. They have been introduced by Centro, following talks with local councils. The 12, 13, 14 and 17 services will replace the 213, 214, 217, 240 and the recently withdrawn 297 service and will be operated by Arriva and iGO.

Chair of Centro’s Putting Passengers First Committee, Cllr Kath Hartley, said, ‘The old services were encountering issues with reliability, complexity and low usage and were no longer fit for purpose. We reviewed them with local members to see how they could best serve the community and fill gaps resulting from other changes which had generated a high number of concerns regarding lost links.’

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