Kidsgrove Town Bus Service which currently operates on Tuesday’s and Friday’s, will from next week (3rd September) operate 5 days a week (Monday – Friday). The Kidsgrove Town Bus Service which is operated by Stanway Coaches and is funded by Staffordshire Country Council is the vital link for many local residents.
Staffordshire County Council which is Conservative controlled appears to be going against the national trend of Councils, who have in recent years being cutting back on public subsidised bus services. This will be a relief for many Kidsgrove bus users who have come to depend on the Kidsgrove Town bus service.
Funding this service will of course have controversial elements. Many critics will question the cost per user of the Kidsgrove Town service. Some of the existing Tuesday and Friday services are acceptably used, however others will see few people taking advantage of the service. It will be remained to be seen if the increased frequency will improve the use of the service overall.
The Kidsgrove Town bus service timetable can be found by clicking here.