Blog of Gareth Fairhurst, Cllr on Wigan Council for Standish with Langtree Ward.
Tuesday, 11 February 2014
113 Bus Service
I was made aware by a resident that the 113 bus route was under threat of being removed or changed in May of this year. When I looked into it the initial data was correct and Lancashire County Council was looking to change or cancel tendered services, this included the 113 route. This service travels from Preston to Wigan and it comes down Old Pepper Lane to Preston Road and then at the Cherry Gardens it turns down Mesnes Rd. towards Wigan. For these two sections it is the only bus service servicing the roads.
However, I have now spoken with Stagecoach and they have said they have had another look at it and they will be continuing the 113 Bus Service until the tender comes to and end, which is either at the end of the year or beginning of next year. They will review the performance of the service then.