Funding a bus service is not usual activity for a Town Council, but Biddulph Town Councillors were so concerned by the proposal to end the 93 bus service in 2017 that, following a County Council consultation and online petition, in 2018, Biddulph Town Council stepped in to offer financial support.
Councillors feel very strongly that a bus that serves the community of Biddulph is a fundamental public service. In areas such as Gillow Heath and Biddulph Moor, many residents are unable to access important services such as GPs, dentists and shops. There is also no safe walking route into town.
The 93 bus also connects residents of the town with wider areas and enables them to access family members living outside the area, work, college and hospitals.
From Monday 22 November 2021, the 93 bus service route changed to incorporate the Aldi store, making it easier for shoppers to use the store and still travel into the town centre.
Paper versions of the bus timetable are available from the Town Hall.
Buses on service 93 do not operate on Saturdays, Sundays or Bank Holidays.
Contactless payments are accepted on all D&G buses.
Phone number: 01782 332337
Website URL: dgbus.co.uk
During early 2022, the Town Council is seeking your views on the 93 bus service, in advance of a competitive tender process in the Spring. Please take a few moments to complete this survey: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/93bus
The results will be published here during March 2022.