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Axed bus service to be taken over by town's shuttle bus service

By West Briton  |  Posted: March 10, 2014

By Chris Matthews

Axed bus service to be taken over by town's shuttle bus service
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A FALMOUTH bus service will again be carrying passengers after being saved for a second time.

The 329 route that runs from the town centre to the seafront has previously been run by the First Group and Fal River Buses, with the latter discontinuing its service on Friday.

But now local bus operator OTS and Falmouth Town Council have stepped in to take over the route.

It will be incorporated into the shuttle bus timetable.

Ben Moore, OTS transport manager, said: "We are absolutely delighted to take over this route as a natural expansion to our existing, very popular, town shuttle service. However, in order for us to incorporate this longer route into our existing shuttle timetable – and hopefully only in the short term until we can take a longer-term view of how best to run these services to the maximum benefit of our customers – we will have no time to run the 10.20, 12.20, 14.20 and 16.20 shuttle services."

Falmouth Town Council member Candy Atherton said: "We needed a solution urgently because the axing of this service has taken away many people's access into town.

"I'm very pleased and grateful to OTS and the town council for sorting this so quickly."

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