Bus service will go ‘up the hill’

A BUS operator has agreed to extend one of its services to reach an isolated part of Todmorden.

From January 30, the T4 bus service to Kilnhurst will include a stop at Dale Avenue five times a day in each direction.

The move by Metro follows a request from Todmorden Town Council to extend the service due to many residents in the area being reliant on public transport to get to and from the town centre. Coun Frank McManus, who raised the issue, said: “I am very pleased that something can be achieved after all these years. It will be a real asset for local residents.”

Neale Wallace, Metro bus services manager, said the council’s other request to install a direct Todmorden to Keighley service was a consideration for commercial bus companies.