Bus company quashes route closure rumours

PB1 bus service

PB1 bus service - Credit: Archant

FEARS that a popular bus route is to be axed have been quashed.

PB1 bus service

PB1 bus service - Credit: Archant

Speculation had spread that UNO was to completely cancel its PB1 service which runs through the heart of Potters Bar.

An email received by the Welwyn Hatfield Times’ Potters Bar Edition from Potters Bar resident Terry Pavey said: “There is a strong rumour flying around Elmfield Road, Potters Bar, that the local bus service, the PB1, is to be axed because of the parking congestion caused by commuters at the bottom end, Baker Street junction.”

But the company has been quick to put the rumour to bed, and although they did say congestion was a problem, they insisted it would not compromise the route’s future.

A spokesman from UNO said: “There are no plans to cancel the PB1 route or change the route in any way.

“However, our drivers always complain about parked cars along the route.”

Councillor Brian Legate confirmed the issue is well known and the problem needs to be solved.

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He said: “The parked cars causing obstructions has been a problem for a while now but there is no quick fix. I know for a fact that the bus route will not be cancelled, I’ve had guarantees.”

The WHT Potters Bar Edition reported last year how UNO reduced the service for their PB1 route, axing two early morning runs.