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Campaigner claims bus changes breach Equality Act

Petition calls for Isle of Man Transport to continue timetabled services

The woman behind a petition against the connectVILLAGES bus service claims dropping timetabled routes breaches the Equality Act.

Louise Whitelegg is campaigning against plans to use the dial-a-ride option instead of hourly services on the Jurby routes from next month.

She's set up a petition calling for Isle of Man Transport to continue the regularly-scheduled buses, fearing the booking system could leave some residents isolated.

Mrs Whitelegg believes the changes will disproportionately affect certain groups of people, which could be against the law.

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