BUS stops in Kidderminster town centre could be moved in an effort to improve the reliability of services.

Worcestershire County Council is proposing to introduce bus stops in Worcester Street for the 2, 4, 4a, 7, 9A, 9C, 42, 125, 302 and 292 services now that highway alterations have been completed.

The works have seen the introduction of a new cycle lane, new steps, seating and bus shelters, and opening the previously-pedestrianised street up to vehicle traffic.

It is hoped the new bus stop locations would improve the reliability of these services during peak times as buses would not need to queue to get onto the ring road.

However, this would mean that bus stops in Oxford Street, near Morrisons, would no longer be served by buses running north or west of Kidderminster.

Councillor Alan Amos, cabinet member with responsibility for Highways, said: “We can confirm we have held discussions with Diamond Buses regarding some potential changes to current bus stop locations in Kidderminster town centre as a result of the town centre improvement scheme.

"These are initial discussions to ascertain if the new road layout would provide a benefit for passengers and improve reliability of services. Currently only the 291, 292 and 12 services are being trialled.“