Letter: Pay £5 to keep service running

Paying a small charge could keep the shuttle bus running.
Paying a small charge could keep the shuttle bus running.

Re the imminent closure of the free shuttle bus to Scarborough Hospital.

Surely the people who use the bus should be prepared to pay a minimum amount to use this service.

Some of the patients who have to travel to the hospital are mentioning that they would have to pay over £10 to use public transport.

If the shuttle bus charged £5 per person, would it not enable the service to keep running.

I know I’d be willing to pay this, I’m fortunate enough to be able to still drive up to Scarborough, and do so on many occasions to take my husband to his appointments up there, it costs me more than £5 to take my car there. Then the cost of parking at the hospital, if you can find a space, puts the cost up even more. Has this solution been considered?

Pamela Broadley

Headlands Close, Bridlington