Frome Town Council are delighted that Somerset County Council has provided a lifeline for bus users in Frome by stepping in to run an under-threat bus route with its own fleet.
The number 30 bus service which connects communities around Frome was set to end on Saturday (20th August) when the current commercial operator confirmed it could no longer operate the service.
Transporting Somerset invited tenders for a replacement service, with the successful bid coming from the Council’s in house fleet. A seamless changeover then took place with Somerset Council operating the same timetable, route and fares from Monday to Friday, with the same route and fares on Saturday plus some minor tweaks to the timetable to allow the bus service to run more efficiently.
Frome Town Councillor, Philip Campagna said, “As we face both a cost-of-living crisis and the Climate & Ecological Emergency, sustainable and affordable transport is a must and it’s brilliant that Somerset County Council have taken such quick action to keep this vital service running for local people. Many residents rely on the bus for work, appointments, shopping and more but unless people continue to use it, we may well lose it.”
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