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Tuesday 18 August 2009
Calderdale's isolated village of Norwood Green is to retain its
three-day-a-week bus service thanks to funding from Metro.
Councillors at Metro's August Tendered
Services Working Group meeting agreed to continue to subsidise
First to run the 226 service until October 2011 at a cost of just
over £10,000 per year.
Service 226 provides two 15-minute
journeys each way between Norwood Green, Hipperholme and Halifax
Bus Station on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, leaving the village
at 9.30am and 12.10pm and returning from Halifax at 11.50am and
"Local people fought hard for the
service in 2006 when Arriva withdrew their operations in the area,"
said Metro's Calderdale Spokesperson Cllr Keith Watson. "The
service now carries an average of almost nine passengers every trip
at a cost of £1.90 per journey and provides a highly
cost-effective means of meeting the community's local transport
"I hope local people will continue to
support the service by using it regularly between now and October
2011 when we will review it again."
the timetable for bus service 226