A commentary I received from a resident shows what a great shame it was when the 54 bus was stopped under the false premise that residents in Shirley Road were near to the Tram link.
"I live on Peabody Close off the Shirley Road and directly opposite a bus stop where the 54 bus used to stop. I used to use the 54 bus to get me to Tescos at Elmers End which was extremely handy for me as I don't have a car and have 7 kids so shopping is a bit of a priority! I was dismayed by the cutting of the bus as it takes me about 10 - 15 mins to get to Addiscombe tram stop or Woodside Tram stop in order to get to Tescos but having no other choice I've had to get used to it. The other option is walking up to Long Lane and getting a 289 which stops outside Tescos but that is a hassle too. I would be delighted if the 54 bus came back and would use it every week."
Do you understand the concerns of residents who have seen a reduction in their access to public transport?