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Fare cut – but no extra bus service yet

By The Cornishman  |  Posted: February 27, 2014

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AN EXTRA route into a Heamoor estate is unlikely to be introduced until April but a reduction in the fare to and from the village to Penzance is already in place.

Three weeks ago The Cornishman reported on improvements to the bus service, brought about following lobbying from local Cornwall councillors.

This included an agreement to lay on an extra daytime service for the Roscadghill estate, leaving at 11am and returning from Penzance at 1.15pm.

Councillor Mario Fonk, who had campaigned for extra routes into Roscadghill because of the large number of elderly and disabled residents living on the estate, had hoped that the extra service would be introduced almost immediately.

But Alex Carter, director of First South West, says this has not been possible because various due processes needed to be followed. "We have resolved to introduce the changes as quickly as possible, and in any event no later than April 6," he added.

However the reduction in the ticket from Heamoor, from £3 to £2, has already been introduced – it came into force last Sunday.

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