Call for Spencer Road buses

Sinn Fein Councillor Christopher Jackson pictured on Spencer Road.
Sinn Fein Councillor Christopher Jackson pictured on Spencer Road.

Sinn Féin Councillor Christopher Jackson has called for the reintroduction of a bus service along Spencer Road to “breathe some life into the area and increase footfall”.

Councillor Christopher Jackson has now asked Translink’s Western Area Manager to review its Waterside services.

Suggesting access during off-peak times or using smaller buses, he said: “The majority of the Waterside routes previously returned to the city centre via Spencer Road. Some time ago, these routes were changed to bypass Spencer Road.

“I have been contacted by a number of shop owners requesting that this decision be reviewed. Parking is a major concern for traders and customers alike and I’ve been told that customers have no option but to take their car due to the absence of public transport.”