Aylesbury MP slams proposals to reduce bus service in Aylesbury

Rob Butler MP has condemned Arriva Buses’ plans to close its Aylesbury Depot. The proposals put forward by Arriva, a subsidiary of the German state-owned railway Deutsche Bahn, would affect a significant number of routes across Buckinghamshire.

If the closure is confirmed, the X7/8 from Aylesbury to Oxford and the X9/90 from Aylesbury to High Wycombe would be affected.

Speaking on hearing this news, Rob Butler said:

“I’m extremely concerned about Arriva Buses’ sudden proposals to close its depot in Aylesbury, and am angry that there was no warning that this was even being considered. The company has admitted that closing the Aylesbury depot would mean ending the vast majority of its services in our area, causing huge problems for those who rely on the buses to get to work, school or the doctor.

“I’ve demanded an urgent meeting with senior management at Arriva to voice my strong opposition to these proposals and will also be raising residents’ views in Parliament.”