LETTER: Loop bus failed to turn up

Call the newsdesk on 01780 758951 or e-mail smeditor@stamfordmercury.co.uk SUS-170809-161328001
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From: Mr J.R. Steer

Middleton Drive

I am writing to complain about the non-arrival of the Loop services, which were both scheduled to leave Terminus Road in Eastbourne town centre at 13.39 and 13.59 on September 23 and arrive at my bus stop in Beatty Road at 14.09 and 14.29 respectively.

I, like many others, rely on these services to take us to Priory Lane football stadium to support Eastbourne Borough Football Club who on this day were playing Oxford City (we won 2-0).

I waited at my bus stop from 14.00 hours until 14.40 hours and eventually walked back home very disappointed at not being able to attend this match.

The 14.09 quite often fails to turn up on home match days thus depriving Stagecoach and our football club of revenue.

The Loop is the only service that travels down Priory Road to the ground and I cannot fault the service on the return leg as it is always on time at approximately 17.16 hours.