A BUS SERVICE will be introduced to Rubery from next Monday (November 2) to take children to and from Waseley Hills High School.
The 202S will operate once in the morning and once in the afternoon – the first service of its kind in two years.
Coun Peter McDonald, one of those leading the campaign for a bus for Waseley Hills High students, welcomed the move.
“It has been a roller coaster ride over the last year for local campaigners, one minute the service was on and the next it wasn’t.
“This time, however, the school run will be back on not just for the benefit of students, but residents as a whole.
“It was over two years ago when Diamond Bus Company withdrew the service which was vital for students attending Waseley Hills High School.
“The loss of the service has meant that students attending Waseley Hills High School have had to walk in all weathers a mile or more to catch the bus.
“This is a great success for local residents who I have been supporting in their campaign to have the service restored.”
A Diamond Bus spokesperson added: “The bus will be diverted around the Cofton Park area in response to parents wanting a service to take their children to and from Waseley Hills High School.”
Visit www.diamondbuses.com for more on the service and a timetable.