BURY North MP James Frith has met with transport bosses to demand improvements to the town's bus services.

Mr Frith met with Alex Hornby, the chief executive of Transdev, last week to demand new services for Bury, Tottington and Ramsbottom after residents reported declining standards in recent months.

Transdev recently completed the takeover of Rosso from Rossendale Borough Council and promised to invest £3 million in improvements, including 20 new buses, better value tickets, and technology delivering live departure times, instant journey planning and mobile tickets.

During the meeting, Mr Frith asked Transdev to consider reinstating a version of the x35 express route linking Ramsbottom to Manchester, which was terminated last year.

He also raised the possibility of reintroducing a service connecting Tottington to Ramsbottom, and looking at the frequency of services from the north of the borough into Bury via Walmersley Road, Brandlesholme Road and Tottington Road.

After the meeting, Mr Frith said: “I’m committed to improving local bus services and I’m willing to work with any operator who wants to invest in our communities and improve residents’ access to public transport.

“I’m delighted that Transdev listened carefully and promised to consider all of the proposals I put forward and I hope we will be able to share good news with local people soon.”