Stephen Bird, SNP Councillor in Carse, Kinnaird & Tryst ward has welcomed the introduction of the new bus service between Airth and the new Larbert Hospital.
The H5 service will operate from Forth Valley Royal Hospital, via Larbert Station, Stenhousemuir Shopping Centre, Stenhouse Road, to Airth (via the Moss Road) and Kincardine.
The H5 service will operate approximately every 2 hours between about 0720 and 1800 and will be introduced on an experimental basis until August 2013 to assess usage.
Stephen Bird said
“Although this is only a trial service and runs every two hours it is a welcome development and recognition of the difficulties of getting to and from the new hospital for people who live in the rural parts of the District.”
“I sincerely hope that people will make use of the new service. As the saying goes it’s a case of “use it or lose it” and if it is not used it will be very difficult indeed to get it back.”
“It’s well known that Angus MacDonald MSP and my colleague Councillor Steven Carleschi had been working on this for some time and they deserve much of the credit for the introduction of the new service”
“I have also been in discussion on how the service can be extended to give some service to the residents of South Alloa and Dunmore. It is important that this new service enables as many people as possible to have independent access to the hospital. Although they will not be served when the service is introduced, I remain hopeful that we can have the route altered later in the year.”