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Cutbacks due for Swindon bus timetables
12:00pm Wednesday 2nd January 2013 in News
CHANGES to Swindon’s bus services, including the cutting of two routes, are due to come into force on Sunday as part of a bid to create a fully commercial network.
Thamesdown Transport is cutting the 30 service, which runs from Fleming Way to Great Western Hospital, and the 20B running through Greenbridge, Covingham, Eldene, Liden, Nationwide HQ, and Old Town to the town centre.
The 16, the main hospital bus from Fleming Way, will see its frequency reduced on weekday evenings from every 15 minutes to 30 minutes, with the same happening throughout the day on Saturdays.
The 20, which runs from Swindon to the hospital, will be reduced on weekdays from every 30 minutes to 45 minutes, with the Saturday service only running between the town centre, Kingsdown and Greenbridge every hour.
Thamesdown says the changes are being made in response to passenger usage, as well as the ending of NHS funding for bus services to GWH, which was only provided for 10 years after the new hospital was built.
Other services affected include 11, 13/14, 15/15a, 17, 19/19a, 22, 27, 29 and 153. For more information, visit www.thamesdownbus.com or pick up a leaflet on the buses or from the Travel Shop in Fleming Way.