Elswick Road residents in Southport left high and dry by bus diversion April 30th, 2013 admin Latest News Shares Comments Action by Southport Lib Dem councillors has prevented Elswick Road Residents being left without a bus service. Plans to divert the bus routes 40 and 44 for a fortnight were announced last week to enable major utility work to be undertaken on Fylde Road. The 44 was to be rerouted along Lytham Road and Fairhaven Road before rejoining Fylde Road, thereby missing the top end of Marshside and Elswick Roads. But Councillors Sue McGuire and Pat Keith stepped in and contacted Merseytravel who have agreed to change the diversion. “It’s always difficult when buses have to be diverted,” said Councillor McGuire. “However, the proposed route was going to leave residents in the Elswick Road area stranded, with no public transport into the town centre or to local shops.” Councillor keith, who has been working with MerseyTravel to add an additional service for this area said “The initial diversion would have effectively cut off a whole section of Marshside residents including many elderly residents who rely on the bus to get to the shops and to collect their pensions.” And Councillor McGuire added “I was delighted when MerseyTravel agreed to make a change to the proposed diversion.The new temporary 40 route will include stops on Elswick Road, Marshside Road and Garstang Road.Hopefully the new diversion will mean that no-one is left high and dry while Fylde Road is closed.” Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07930717137 Email [email protected] Breaking local news as it happens, searchable archives with photographs, the ability to instantly comment on news articles – there are so many advantages to OTS (Onthespot) News. If you want your news read locally online then send it to [email protected] Onthespot – your online reporter www.onthespotnews.co.uk Do you have a story to tell? Please text or phone 07930717137 or email [email protected] Related Comments comments!