New bus route will serve residents, says coach firm

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The company behind a controversial new bus route in Sudbury says it will prove to be a benefit to passengers and residents.

Chambers Coaches’ number 753 bus will travel through Chaucer Road and Clermont Avenue from the beginning of next month.

The route will take customers to the two estates and on to Tesco supermarket in Springlands Way.

Residents living along a section of the route, which has a narrow link road, had claimed that the road was not equipped to serve as a major bus route.

A spokesman for Chambers said: “The route will serve the estates and Tesco – there has never been a bus service up there.

“The route has been given the ok by Suffolk County Council and Sudbury Town Council.”

Temporary barriers are currently in place at the link, which is designed to only be used by emergency vehicles and buses, although motorbikes, vans and 4x4s illegally use it as a shortcut.

A traffic order to prevent this is currently in the process of being drawn up.