9 Mar 2003
First Bus, Wirral’s newest transport executive, is pushing forward a revolutionary new way to combat anti-social behaviour and bus crime in the New Ferry region.
This month sees the first in a series of new initiatives to stem the increasing tide of attacks, graffiti and lawlessness on the transport company’s vehicles by suspending a number of routes between Bromborough, New Ferry and Heswall. Residents are jubilant about the results.
Mrs. Angina Hertz, 78, a retired accordionist from New Ferry, welcomes the changes. “Crime has been cut by 100%,” yelled the pensioner from between the barred windows of her ground floor maisonette in Upper Thyroid Close. “Despite the chaos it causes for elderly folk on the peninsula, I feel it will be necessary to make us feel safer.”
The cancellation of the 117, 125, 133, 121, 118, 119, 342, 745, 998, and 2 routes will enable the company to put into effect other safety measures, such as bullet-proof bus shelters on the 117, 125, 133, 121, 118, 119, 342, 745, 998, and 2 buses.