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Calls for new bus service over concerns about lack of transport to airport

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: April 04, 2014

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A NEW bus service ferrying people from Burton and Swadlincote to East Midlands Airport has been suggested after concerns were raised about problems accessing the airport.

A service stopping in both towns as well as other parts of South Derbyshire and Ashby has been proposed by South Derbyshire District Council as a possible solution.

A report of its Environmental and Development Services committee said it believed there would be enough call in the region, from workers as well as holidaymakers, to make the service viable.

The report said: “The lack of a public transport connectivity between East Midlands Airport and Swadlincote is a matter of ongoing concern and it is requested that consideration be given to the following potential solution: a circular express bus route, with limited stops, connecting East Midlands Airport, Ashby, Swadlincote, Burton, the southern fringes of Derby and the East Midlands Distribution Park, using the A42, A511, A38 and A50.

“It is considered that this may have potential to attract sufficient passengers to be economically viable.”

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