Big changes for bus services in Falmouth area this summer

Falmouth Packet: Big changes for bus services in Falmouth area this summer Big changes for bus services in Falmouth area this summer

Bus company First Kernow has brought in a number of changes to its routes around the Falmouth and Penryn area for the summer months.

These will come into effect on Sunday, June 1, and will see some services “extensively revised.”

They include a shopper bus service to Truro for Mylor Bridge residents, who were previously left without a bus service at all.

Buses will also now travel as far as the Swans Reach area of housing developments in Falmouth, following customer demand.

The company said the new timetable had been designed to “considerably improve connectivity” with other First South West buses and at Redruth Railway Station with First Great Western trains to and from Exeter St David’s, London Paddington and Plymouth.

Many of the changes across the network are prompted by Cornwall Council’s major re-tendering of bus services contracted from operators. First Kernow has retained its contracts for all routes, but with changes.

The company said it was also taking the opportunity to make changes to the routes it operates commercially, without subsidy. It last made extensive alterations to scheduling last October, when a number of routes were cut, causing an outcry from many passengers – particularly those in rural areas.

Details of all the service changes can be found at: www.firstgroup.com/cornwall.

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