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Two buses an hour is nowhere near enough

PUBLISHED: 15:34 17 January 2008 | UPDATED: 14:08 02 July 2010

I am writing to voice my opinion on the bus situation at Dagenham Heathway. I use this stop everyday from 8am to travel to work. The problem has continued to grow in recent months, and I feel it is now time that more buses were added to the route during

I am writing to voice my opinion on the bus situation at Dagenham Heathway.

I use this stop everyday from 8am to travel to work.

The problem has continued to grow in recent months, and I feel it is now time that more buses were added to the route during rush hours.

There are people waiting at the stop who go to work, to school, or shopping, and in the mornings the crowd of people waiting is overwhelming. When eventually a bus does come then nine times out of 10 it will be full up already, and will drive straight past.

If I do get lucky enough, and it stops, then driver allows schoolkids to get on through the back doors even before the front doors have been opened for all the other people waiting.

On my way to work last week, I got to the bus stop on the Heathway hill at 8am.

I eventually got on a bus at 9am.

In the space of that hour only two 174 buses drove past.

There are three separate buses that stop there, and the 175 or 173 were nowhere to be seen.

For the amount of people waiting, two buses just simply aren't enough. And one of them didn't even stop because it was already full to capacity.

If you asked regular bus travellers around the Heathway area they would say that more buses are needed on the 174 and 175 routes during the times of 8am and 9am.

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