A campaign to save a Birmingham bus route from being axed has gathered 400 signatures on a petition in less than a week.
National Express is intending to scrap the No 10 service which runs through Edgbaston and Harborne from the end of May.
But locals say it is much needed and if it goes will leave some roads without a service. National Express is axing the route because it does not attract enough passengers.
Local councillors have organised a petition which so far has got 400 names on it and will be handed into a meeting of the full council.
Coun Deirdre Alden (Con, Edgbaston), who helped organise the petition, said the No 10 travelled from the Town Hall to Quinton via Edgbaston and Harborne and in some parts, such as Augustus and Gillhurst Roads, there was no other bus. “The No 10 may not be particularly busy during the day, but at peak times it is used by people going to work and school,” she said.
“If the bus goes, it will mean more people having to go by car because there is no alternative bus along the route and a walk of over 400 metres for some residents to access the next nearest bus.”