Local residents have been delighted to learn that that the 65 bus service has returned. The Torbay Community Development Trust (TCDT) have registered the service with the Traffic Commission and recently commenced running it using volunteer drivers.
Last year the Liberal Democrats on Torbay Council amended the council’s transport capital program to allow money from the program to purchase a bus for this route. We also proposed a further amendment that transferred £60,000 to a section of this plan that particularly funds busses.
Torbay Council is the only authority in the South West that chooses not to fund any bus subsidies from local tax payers. As part of this year’s budget the Liberal Democrat group proposed that there should be a £150,000 bus subsidy fund, sadly this was rejected by Torbay’s Conservative run council.
The 65 bus runs according to the timetable below: