ANGRY bus users turned out in force at a public meeting to express their anger and dismay at changes implemented by bus company Stagecoach.
Around 100 members of the public attended the meeting, organised by Kirkburton Parish Council, to object to changes implemented in the region last May.
Stagecoach’s Neil Cox was told of complaints about time-tabling problems and gaps in the service and was handed a petition containing several hundred signatures requesting services to be restored to their previous levels.
Chairman of Kirkburton Parish Council, Lin Holroyd, said: “It’s clear that people feel very strongly about this.
“The public question time of parish council meetings has been virtually taken up by this one issue for many months.
“Additionally, as well as the huge attendance of the public at the meeting, the council office telephone line has been deluged with complaints from people who have real issues and problems with the bus services.”
Mrs Holroyd said although Clr Karrim Hussain, the Kirklees Council representative on the West Yorkshire Passenger Transport Authority, could not attend the meeting, they would be forwarding him details of the problems.
Better news for passengers saw Stagecoach promise new low-loading buses for the 80, 81 and 82 routes from this December.