Busses set to return to Wrexham High Street
December 25, 2011 by Lyndon
Wrexham High Street will welcome the return of busses to the pedestrianised High Street in 2012, as part of an initiative to get more people shopping in Wrexham town centre.
Busses stopped running in Wrexham High Street due to issues in congestion but since the economic downturn, local shops and businesses have found it difficult to attract shoppers to the town centre and the lack of convenient public transport could have been the cause of this.
The busses will utilise existing stops along bus routes in Wrexham, as well as offering a special service in the town centre which will allow people to flag down the bus and jump on at their convenience. Whenever new bus services are added to a town’s public transport service, changes and updates need to be made to timetables and these changes need to be communicated to the public who will use these services. This is where local print companies in Wrexham could help, by offering to communicate the new bus service timetable using flyer printing.
Wrexham’s new bus service would link the high street to major transport interchanges. Local Councillor Bob Dutton commented on the new bus service plans, saying:
“This is a good move which will be welcomed by the town centre traders.”
The busses are expected to run from March 2012 as part of a six-month trial. If the trial is successful and people use the new bus service, Wrexham’s shops could see the footfall to their stores increase, which will in turn boost the local economy.