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Reduced bus fare scheme starts 10 April
First 27 and GoCornwall 50/51 timetable changes 10 April

The long-awaited bus fares pilot is scheduled to start on 10 April. The recently introduced zonal tickets covering the main towns in Cornwall will see their daily price reduce from £3 to £2.50. The Cornwall wide ticket price will reduce from £9 to £5. This means that an adult can travel on any bus with any operator all day across Cornwall for just £5.

Full details are on the Transport for Cornwall website.

Also from 10 April, some timetables are changing. On the 27 Truro-St Austell route, First are reverting to a predominantly hourly service (instead of the half-hourly service that they had been running for the past year). First operates commercially Monday to Saturday daytime. Go Cornwall cover the weekday evening, and Sunday and bank holiday services on this route on a subsidised basis.

On the Tregony and Roseland 50 and 51 routes, service frequency is also being reduced.

It is somewhat ironic that services are being reduced at the same time as fares are being reduced to try to boost passenger numbers, but, unfortunately, the service levels run during the Covid pandemic with government subsidies were obviously not sustainable. It is really important now that more people do use the buses, hopefully incentivised to do so with the reduced fares whilst the cost of filling up cars with petrol or diesel has gone through the roof.

See new timetables at: Grampound timetable and Tregony timetable

April 2022

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