Thursday 10 October 2013

New Bus Service in Truro

A new bus service started on 30th September in Truro, Cornwall under the title 'Truro Circular' service 327. Ken Jones was in Truro a couple of days later to try out the service,
Working on an expanded figure of eight and operated by one bus the service allows people from the suburbs of this hilly city to get to the shops, hospital, museum as well as bus station and other places within the city. MX55 WDA has been repainted and rebranded as Falriver Buses to operate this service which costs £2 for the entire route although most of the passengers I saw had bus passes. It is more like a community service with the very friendly driver trying wherever possible to get passengers as near as he can to their destination. The bus lowers at the front for loading and unloading passengers but the door also swings open over the pavement allowing people to use the grab rails to board or alight from the vehicle.I hope it becomes a success for the city and more similar routes are started.

The service is operated by Enterprise Boats who not only run river boats in the area but offer a bus service between Truro and Malpas.