COMMUNITY leaders in Chadwell are campaigning to reverse plans by the Ensign bus company to cancel the X1 bus service that passes through their area.
Chadwell community forum chair Peter Saunders has placed a petition on e-petition.
“The X1 bus service run by Ensign Bus Co links Thurrock to Basildon, especially to Basildon Hospital. Ensign intend to cancel it from 19/4/2013, but this will cause hardship to residents of Grays and Chadwell St Mary who don’t own cars and who need to access the hospital as out-patients or to visit family and friends who are in-patients.
“We therefore ask the DfT to investigate ways to enable this service-route to be retained, either provided by Ensign Bus Co or another bus company.”
To save on diesel and time they could cut out the Beauchamp Gate Estate and pick up on the Brentwood Road.Every time i have travelled this route its never picked up any passengers on this estate.