15 more bus services to be withdrawn in Torbay

Liberal Democrat Group (Torbay Council) spokesperson for transport, Ian Doggett, has been informed that 15 Torbay Bus Services operated by the Local Link firm are now under threat , as a result of the Company giving notice to the Department for Transport to cancel all their Services from various dates in April and May 2017. The decision to end the services follows Torbay Council imposing lower rates of payment for concessionary bus fares across Torbay.  Paignton Liberal Democrat Councillor Ian Doggett said, "These Services often reach places in the Bay that others do not! If these Services are not replaced, many residents will be left isolated! This is a disaster for local transport provision, and would see, for example, the end of Services 60/61, which last year was threatened with withdrawal, and got a reprieve. The Service 67 is another one that would finish. This runs between Brixham and Torbay Hospital and the Willows, via Paignton and Marldon, and offers a quick direct Service. I will be in contact with the Elected Mayor, Gordon Oliver and the Executive Lead for Transport, Mark King, over the situation to see if they can expedite a solution?"

 

Ian Doggett
Councillor( Liberal Democrat) For Clifton With Maidenway Ward, Paignton.
Torbay Council
Telephone 555025


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  • commented 2017-03-22 09:35:25 +0000
    No 67 is vital to people who live in Furzeham, Brixham who need to get to Brixham or Torbay Hospital for appointments or to visit loved ones and have no other means of getting there as they are elderly or without transport. It would be devastating to them.This service is vital to them also for the school children who travel on this route.
  • commented 2017-03-14 09:23:29 +0000
    Torbay has become one of the most depraved areas in Devon. They are stopping the buses, and also there are no Traffic wardens in and around St Marychurch so car drivers are parking where ever they like. The worst thing that happened was to build a Sainburys here. There are cars parked outside the other outlets here so the public are unable to walk on the pavements because of the cars parked.
  • commented 2017-02-25 13:12:44 +0000
    My daughter who gets the 67 from Churston Ferrers Grammar School direct to Marldon Village will now be stranded at Paignton Bus Station as will many of her school friends. Something needs to be done it is not only affecting the elderly!!!

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