On 12 August I attended a meeting between local residents and various official representatives from Swindon Borough Council and Thamesdown Transport.
In October 2013 bus route 26 was taken out of service leaving many of the elderly and disabled members of the Rodbourne community without feasible access to local transport. This is not just the odd one or two people but a large percentage of the local community. It has left vulnerable people unable to get to town and more importantly finding it exceedingly difficult to access the medical services they need.
During late 2014 and 2015 the roadworks at Bruce Street Bridges have made the main bus routes 13 and 14 haphazard and unreliable. Whilst Thamesdown Transport has understandably diverted the buses via Paddington Drive it has also meant passengers living in Rodbourne have been left with even further distances to walk – not an easy or even possible…
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