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Trowbridge town bus service to continue for trial period

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Trowbridge town bus service to continue for trial period

30 Jul 2015

Following discussions with Wiltshire Council, the Faresaver bus company has stepped in to provide alternative services as a commercial venture, to replace the T1 bus service in Trowbridge from 3 August.

The current T1 bus route will stop running on 2 August after First decided it was no longer commercially viable for it to run the service.  First bus service 234 will also cease running from the same date.

From 3 August, Studley Green, College Road, Silver Street Lane, Wiltshire Drive and Holbrook Lane will be served for a trial period by a new service 60, which will run once per hour on Mondays to Fridays between 8.30am and 5.10pm and follow the same route as the T1 buses around those areas.

Hilperton, along with the whole of the 234 bus route, will be covered by Faresaver bus service X34 which will run twice an hour on weekdays and once an hour on Saturdays.  Some weekday journeys will also be diverted to serve Leap Gate at Paxcroft Mead or Victoria Road and St.Thomas Road in Trowbridge.

Philip Whitehead, cabinet member for transport, said: “I am delighted that we have been able to work with Faresaver to secure these replacement services.  However the timetable for new service 60 is experimental so that Faresaver can assess the demand for it and so we really need local people to use the service as much as possible to make sure it continues beyond August.”

John Pickford, managing director of Faresaver said:  “We are introducing a replacement service during the month of August to ensure that those passengers who relied on the current T1 are not left stranded. We hope that the public will support this new service so that this temporary timetable is made permanent. Being a local family run company we pride ourselves on being able to fulfil the needs of our passengers and therefore urge people to give their feedback regarding the future of the service.”