CHESTER MP Christine Russell joined councillors on Saturday in a bid to save the bus service that links Blacon to the hospital and city centre.
There are plans to cut the hourly service from Blacon to the Countess of Chester from September 1. There would also be cuts to Sunday services and a loss of service to Saughall.
Cllr Marie Nelson said: “Many people have been very distressed to learn that this service is to be removed. It is a vital link for people with hospital appointments and to visit sick family members and friends.
“And from September, the Saughall bus services will no longer pick up or drop off bus users at the Town Hall.”
Cllr Reggie Jones said the loss of the service would put people in Blacon at a serious disadvantage.
He added: “Blacon has the lowest number of car users in the whole of the new authority and buses are a vital link to essential services such as the hospital. It seems crazy to me that the Tories can spend £20m on new council offices but they won’t help people to get to the hospital when they need medical treatment.
“Residents of Blacon are demanding that the hospital services be reinstated as a priority”.