Commuter bus service on the road to success

Crewe Guardian: Regular ‘one1inker’ Zoe Pemberton uses the service to get to work Regular ‘one1inker’ Zoe Pemberton uses the service to get to work

A BUS service linking Crewe’s key employment and retail sites is continuing to register record user numbers and reduce the need for car journeys.

The one1ink service now sees around 2,300 individual journeys each week – more than four times the 500 journeys that were made in January this year, when the service began.

The service, operated in partnership between Cheshire East Council and D&G Bus links the north of the town and Bentley Motors to the south and Crewe Business Park, calling at the bus station in the town centre, Grand Junction Retail Park and Crewe Railway Station.

Councillor David Topping, cabinet member in charge of the environment, said: “The one1ink service is very special to Crewe and is the start of something we hope to expand to enable more residents to use the bus service to get to work, hopefully taking more cars off the roads.

He added: “This is all part of our Smarter Ways to Travel campaign and All Change for Crewe to help people in the town choose more sustainable ways to make their daily journeys.

Sixty per cent of all journeys to work in Crewe are made by car, despite nearly half of all commuting journeys covering less than five miles.

Only 12 per cent are made by walking, eight per cent by car sharing, six per cent by cycling, three per cent by bus or coach, two per cent by train and one per cent by motorcycle. A total of seven per cent of Crewe residents work at home.

User, Zoe Pemberton, 25, of Queen Street said: “I use one1ink to get to work on the business park on Electra Way.

“I don’t drive so it is the only way I can get to work on time after the school run without using taxis.”

For more information on one1ink, visit www.allchangeforcrewe.co.uk/bus

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