HC Deb 02 November 2001 vol 373 cc922-4W
Ian Stewart

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when she will announce the results of the Urban Bus Challenge Competition. [12794]

Authority Title of bid approved Total cost (£)
Blackpool Lifestyle line. Bus service for residents of two deprived wards to areas of employment and the hospital 809,225
Bristol Lawrence Weston Transport Group. Bus service for residents of deprived ward to shops, clinics and other local facilities 63,000
Essex Harlow Community Transport dial a ride scheme. Reduce social exclusion in deprived area 146,000
Greater Manchester Wythenshawe demand response service. Improved access to health and employment facilities 682,000
Call centre for demand responsive bus services. Co-ordination of demand response services 70,000
Oldham. Bus service access between residential area and employment area 345,500
Halton Daresbury Park. Provide bus service to areas of employment 122,850
Accessible Transport. Provide mini bus to employment and training opportunities for disabled people 70,675
Hampshire Leigh Park Links. Demand response service providing access to areas of employment, leisure and healthcare opportunities, particularly for unemployed young people 460,700
Hartlepool Improved transport and infrastructure services. Extended bus service to industrial estate and provision of evening and Sunday service 185,650
Lancashire Skelmersdale demand responsive transit project. Provide access links to areas of employment 619,062
Leicester Community service for Braunstone. Local estate access to employment an shopping facilities 1,130,000
Merseyside Atlantic Gateway demand response service. Provide deprived wards access to areas of employment 624,000
Huyton/Prescot demand response service. Provide access to areas of employment 480,000
Kirby/Gillmoss demand response service. Provide access to areas of employment 624,000
Norfolk Lowestoft corridor bus. Provide improved bus and evening taxi-bus service to areas of employment 926,562
Northumberland Connecting Blyth. Improved linkage of service to provide more direct links to employment opportunities 1,074,000
Nottinghamshire Mansfield. Provide deprived wards access to employment opportunities 373,495
Plymouth East/West corridor link. Provide connecting services to deprived residential areas at times required by shift patterns 190,000
South Yorkshire Parson Cross. Community bus service to stimulate community activity and new interchange facility 335,000
Stoke on Trent Health. Provide demand response service connecting three wards within Stoke to new healthcentre 733,500
Telford and Wrekin Integrated Taxi Network. Link residential area with centres of employment and bus interchange sites through provision of shuttle bus to three industrial estates 615,013
Thurrock Demand response service. Provide service from deprived urban community to integrate with existing community local bus service 263,307
Transport for London Hammersmith. Provide improved access for staff, patients and visitors to Hammersmith, Queens Charlotte and Charing Cross Hospitals 425,000
Tyne and Wear West Newcastle. Provide better access to employment opportunities to deprived areas of West Newcastle 431,214
Warwickshire Camp Hill. Address current shortfall in transport provision to employment opportunities 561,088
West Midlands Birchfield. Provision of community bus to provide regular day, evening and Sunday service 296,236
Community transport. Provide prison visitors easier access to prisons in West Midlands 321,750
Dudley. Provision of school mini bus service for children and particularly disabled children who use taxis 232,104
West Yorkshire East Leeds. Provide deprived wards access to employment opportunities 633,000
Leeds Buddying scheme. Provide personal assistance, support and training to elderly and disabled people to enable them to use public transport 240,000
Worcestershire Provide a new high frequency cross-city bus service and demand responsive orbital minibus to assist four deprived wards 1,224,000
Total 15,307,931

Ms Keeble

I have been asked to reply.

We have today announced the 32 projects that have been successful in this year's competition, totalling £15.3 million. The projects are as listed.