Plans to spend Cornwall’s £23.5 million bus subsidy will have to wait for Covid-19 restrictions to end

Posted By on 12th January 2021

By Peter Tremayne Bus passengers in Cornwall will have to wait until the Covid-19 restrictions are eased before County Hall goes ahead with plans for free and reduced fares. It…

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  1. Most of the rural buses I see are empty and often too large for the roads they travel.

    Surely it would make more sense to run people carriers which could collect passengers from their homes and return them back there thus providing a real service rather than an expensive token box ticking one?

    • I absolutely agree. We had a fantastic service twenty years ago called Corlink, which was based at St Germans station and acted like a cross between a taxi and bus; you booked where you needed to go, and it picked up other people and dropped them off who were heading in the same direction. It was efficient, and much better value for carbon and money than buses. And also meant you could book public transport from one rural farm to another, which was perfect for our area.

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