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Scaled back bus timetables as a result of Coronavirus - latest news as of 28 March

The buses that run on the 50/51 routes from Truro to the Roseland have been operated by First for several years under a contract with Cornwall Council that means that the bus company receives a subsidy to operate the service because otherwise it would not be commercially viable.

All the subsidised routes in Cornwall have recently been put out for re-tender. As a result of that tendering exercise, the contract has been won by Go Cornwall, a subsidiary of Go Ahead Buses who also own the Plymouth CityBus operation.

The contract for the 22 route that runs between St Austell and Truro via the clay country has also been won by Go Gornwall.

The 27 route remains primarily as a commercial route run by First Buses but with Go Cornwall providing services on Sundays on a subsidised basis.

New timetables had been published that were scheduled to take effect from 29 March. The 50 service will run approximately hourly between St Mawes and Truro via Tregony. The 51 will run every 2 hours between Veryan and St Austell via Tregony. The timetables are such that passengers to and from Veryan should be able to change to the Truro services in Tregony with just a small wait of about 5 minutes on average.

However, because of the stringent travel restrictions imposed by government to try to control the spread of Coronavirus, the timetables have been curtailed.

Special timetables have been published by First and Go Cornwall to take effect from Sunday 29 March.

The timetables were amended again from 27 April, see timetables updated.

Please see Buses for details of the new timetables.




March 2020

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