News that bus routes in and around Falmouth, Penryn and the outlying villages are to be changed, and even cut altogether, have been met with anger by residents who rely on the services and local politicians. Read all the details here
Service 41 (Camborne – Falmouth): The start and terminus point in Falmouth amended so that buses start and stop at Falmouth Moor. The service will no longer serve the National Maritime Museum, the Falmouth University campus on Woodlane or Gyllyngvase Beach.
The route that evening and weekend buses take will also change and from Sunday evening and Sunday journeys will follow the same route as the daytime journeys meaning that Mabe Burnthouse and Asda will no longer be served at these times.
Service 88/88A/88B (Falmouth – Truro – Newquay): A number of changes are being made to these services from 29 September affecting the route and the timetable. Firstly, all journeys, including those operating during the evenings and on Sundays, are being renumbered as Service 88.
This means that with the exception of a handful of early morning Monday to Friday journeys and some specific school journeys, which will continue to serve some of the outlying villages, all buses will follow a standard route, operating via the main road between the Penryn Campus (Tremough) and Carnon Downs.
In addition, the early morning journeys that currently run between Truro and Treliske are being withdrawn. Instead customers who travel between Falmouth and Truro, and places in between, who wish to travel to RCH Treliske, will need to go into Truro Bus Station on Service 88 and change there to a Service 14/18 bus, which stops outside the hospital on the main road.
The route of Service 88 in Falmouth is also changing, with buses using Killigrew Street in both directions instead of Woodlane and Albany Road. This change means that Service 88 buses will no longer serve Falmouth University’s Falmouth Campus (Woodlane).
Students and staff wishing to travel between the Falmouth and Penryn campuses will still be able to do so though, as a new U1 service (see details below) is being introduced from the same date.
Service U1 (Falmouth Campus (Woodlane) – Falmouth – Penryn - Penryn Campus (Tremough): This brand new service is being introduced from 29 September in a bid to relieve some of the pressure on other local services which are currently well used by students and staff travelling between university sites. The buses will run every 15 minutes during the day, Monday to Friday, from early morning, 7.53am from the Falmouth Campus, until early evening, 6.20pm from the Penryn Campus.
On Thursday and Friday evenings however buses will run until much later in the evening, with the last departure from Falmouth Moor to the Penryn Campus leaving at 2.35am. This will only operate during the undergraduate term time. During university holiday periods, services 41 and 88 will provide an alternative for those wishing to travel between Falmouth Moor and the Penryn Campus.