No Excuse to Miss the Bus
Long waits for buses should be a thing of
the past for University of Leicester students – at least as far as the No 80
In a spirit of co-operation, officials
from the University, Students’ Union and Arriva buses have agreed a slightly
revised timetable to fit in with lecture times, starting from January 2003.
This will mean that students emerging from lectures at half past the hour
will be able to catch a bus back to the Halls of Residence immediately, instead
of having to wait 25 minutes.
A new service has also been introduced
during the week. The number 81 bus will
also run between the Halls and main campus, taking a slightly different route
from the number 80. On the two routes
there will be a total of six extra buses each day.
Arriva is also trialling a Sunday service
to the University from the Oadby Halls of Residence, via Ratcliffe Road.
A service every other hour will start in January 2003, which will be
reviewed in June. If demand is high then
the service may be promoted to run hourly.
Pete Lewis, President of the Students’
Union at the University of Leicester, commented:
“This is great news for the hundreds of students who live in Oadby and
at the Ratcliffe Road site. For the first time buses are being scheduled to fit
in with the times at which students need them. People have been calling for a
Sunday service to Oadby for years now and this represents a huge step forward.
In addition, Arriva have been very co-operative throughout and we have built
some good relationships between the University and the bus operator.”
NOTE TO EDITORS: Further information is available from Pete Lewis, President of the University of Leicester Students’ Union, telephone 0116 223 1125, facsimile 0116 223 1112, email firstname.lastname@example.org
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