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A TASK force has been set up by transport authority Centro and bus operator National Express West Midlands in the wake of recent bus service developments in Solihull to drive forward improvements.

A TASK force has been set up by transport authority Centro and bus operator National Express West Midlands in the wake of recent bus service developments in Solihull to drive forward improvements.

The Solihull News has been at the forefront of highlighting problems with the latest changes to the schedules and routes and now National Express has become the first company to become a member of the new Team Transforming Bus Travel.

The taskforce has been launched to implement Centro’s recently published blueprint Transforming Bus Travel.

The project involves the ongoing modernisation of local bus networks.

* The introduction of new bus shelters

* More ‘Real Time’ information

* Concise timetable and other travel information at stops under the Network West Midlands brand

* The introduction of Smartcard.

Centro Chairman Cllr Gary Clarke said: “We’re delighted that National Express has signed up to this new way of working together.”

Ray O’Toole, National Express chief executive UK, added: “Recent improvements made to the Dudley and Solihull networks are evidence that we can work well together.

“We want to continue developing public transport and our bus network and we signalled this with our keen support to further Transforming Bus Travel in partnership with Centro.”

Centro is also keen to hear from other bus companies keen to join their new Team Transforming Bus Travel.

 

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