Truro, Camborne and Redruth bus route changes scheduled for May 3

First published in Camborne/Redruth

The start of May will see changes to bus timetables and routes that service Camborne, Redruth and Truro.

Transport company First says it is making the changes as part of integrating the Truronian services into the rest of its network.

A major change will see the frequency of buses between Truro and Falmouth increase to every 15 minutes from May 3.

The company says the changes will improve the bus network for most customers.

Marc Reddy, managing director of First Devon and Cornwall said: “As well as introducing bigger buses on the well used Truro to Falmouth corridor we are unifying all the vehicles in our fleet, replacing the old Truronian livery with First branding throughout.

“As a result the numbers of all the old Truronian services will change as the prefix T is removed and in some cases the routes of the services will be altered slightly as some Truronian and First routes are merged together.”

Bus drivers for the company will also be flying the flag for Cornwall.

Mr Reddy said; “We believe these changes will benefit most people in Cornwall, so we are celebrating their introduction as well as our own Cornish heritage. With this in mind, we have had some pin badges made featuring the St Piran flag and the First logo and our staff will wear them as they serve local people.”

Many of the services affected by the changes are run by First under contract with Cornwall Council.

Booklets detailing the route and timetable changes are available from First travel shops in Camborne, Truro from mid-April or they can be downloaded from the company’s website www.firstgroup.com/cornwall from April 6.

An information bus will also be on Lemon Quay in Truro from April 27 to May 2 with First staff on hand to answer any questions.

Will you be affected by the changes, let us know at www.thepacket.co.uk.

Changes to existing services.

The T1 service from St Agnes- Truro - Helston and the T2 service from Truro to Helston will be replaced by the new 82 service from Truro – Tremough –Helston, the 82a service from Truro – Stithians – Helston, the 85 service from Truro – Goonbell – St Agnes via the Royal Cornwall Hospital and the 85a service from Truro - Presingoll Barns – St Agnes via the Royal Cornwall Hospital.

The T20 service will be replaced by the new 39 service from Camborne – Leedstown – Helston.

The new 45 service will run from Praze an Beeble – Camborne – Redruth with an extra stop at Pool Tesco Extra.

The existing T34 service will be split into two new services, service 33 from Lizard – Mullion – Helston and Service 34 from Helston to Redruth.

The T7 service from Truro – Perranwell – Redruth – Illogan – Portreath – Camborne, will replaced by two routes; Service 47 from Truro – Devoran Village – Perranwell – Redruth and Service 43 /44 from Redruth – Portreath – Illogan – Camborne.

This means customers wishing to make longer journeys, will need to change buses in Truro, but the company says that punctuality and reliability will be improved.

The route of service 88 is being changed slightly. The service will no longer call in Perranwell or Ponsanooth during the daytime, but customers in these areas will be able to use Services 41, 47 and 82/82A instead. Overall the frequency of Service 88 (Royal Cornwall Hospital – Truro – Tremough –Penryn – Falmouth) will be increased to every 15 minutes.

Service 89 / 90 will now only run between Newquay and Truro, although connections and through tickets for onward services to Falmouth will be available.

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