Transport services are letting passengers down

From: John Alan Ramsden, Carlton Way, Cleckheaton.

IS it about time that Kirklees, Calderdale and maybe Wakefield and even Bradford, pulled out of Metro and WYPTE, even if it meant that we formed our own authority? They do not listen nor care about transport, especially in Kirklees and Calderdale.

If we did this, we could fund transport across Kirklees and Calderdale and improve it which would not take much doing. Take Cleckheaton/Batley – there is no service whatsoever. Cleckheaton/Brighouse stops running in the afternoon which is useless for anybody working in either town and living in the other. It doesn’t run Sundays.

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Cleckheaton/Huddersfield – the service stops running during afternoon school days and early in the evening with no Sunday service. Cleckheaton/Mirfield has been reduced to one bus every two hours. Heckmondwike/Brighouse – no Service. Mirfield/Dewsbury hospital – no service. Scholes/Brighouse – no service. Hartshead/Cleckheaton – no Sunday service. Do you want me to go on?

Maybe the railway could be opened as it could run a service from Leeds-Morley-Batley-Dewsbury and the build a curve so it can call at Heckmondwike-Cleckheaton-Low Moor Brighouse and on to Huddersfield. Maybe on to Slaithwaite and Marsden. But to be honest, we stand no chance of getting that; it is too intelligent.

It is not like these people do not deserve a pay cut. They solve a problem then take the solution away and think it will stay solved. A two-year-old could tell them that is the wrong way and will not work. I am talking about the fact that the bus service on a morning from Cleckheaton to Huddersfield. They put a relief service on and when people found it much better they pulled the relief service off and the problem re-emerged, and what a surprise to Metro and WYPTE. But not for anyone with an IQ above zero.