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Last chance to have say on bus service changes

Swindon Advertiser: Consultation on services closes on Friday Consultation on services closes on Friday

PASSENGERS have less than a week to make their views known on a number of changes to Thamesdown Transport services.

Consultation closes on Friday over changes being planned for the end of May.

It is proposed that from May 27, Service 2 from Fleming Way to Covingham and Nythe will run every 12 minutes instead of every 15 minutes on Mondays to Fridays, between 7.45am and 6pm.

Service 3, the non-stop service between Fleming Way and New College which runs on college days, will be withdrawn and replaced with additional buses on Service 16, which will now call at all bus stops along the route.

Service 16 is also planned to run every 12 minutes instead of every 15 minutes on Mondays to Fridays, between 6.30am and 6pm.

Service 19B from Sparcells to New College, which runs on college days only, will run five minutes earlier from May 27.

Thamesdown is liaising with Swindon Council regarding the future of Service 20 on Saturdays, which runs from the bus station to Greenbridge Retail Park via Stratton, and Service 24 from Fleming Way to Blunsdon.

The bus company said it will no longer be able to run these services on a commercial basis after May 24 as the revenue from passengers is not meeting the costs of operation.

Paul Jenkins, managing director, said: “We would like to receive our passengers’ views before our plans are finalised. We have received around 30 responses already and we are very keen to hear from more people.

“Leaflets listing the changes are available on the buses and a feedback form is available on our website at www.thamesdownbus.com.”

Comments can also be made by emailing customerservices@thamesdown-transport.co.uk or by writing to Thamesdown Transport, Barnfield Road, Swindon SN2 2DJ.

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