Calls to reinstate Padstow bus service

Residents in Padstow are calling for Plymouth CityBus to re-instate bus services parts of the town which will no longer be served by public transport.


Plymouth City Bus started running the 75 route between Liskeard, Bodmin Parkway station, Bodmin town centre, Wadebridge and Padstow, following the collapse of Western Greyhound, which previously operated the 555 route.

The route runs up to 14 times a day in each direction.

However, as of Sunday 12th April buses stopped running along Dennis Road and Sarahs Lane. It means residents in the area now have to walk up to Tesco or down into Padstow (Station Road) to catch a bus.

Plymouth City Bus publicity states that the services are being withdrawn because of problems turning right at the end of Dennis Road onto New Road into town. Residents have suggested that using shorter or smaller buses could solve the problem.

North Cornwall Liberal Democrat Parliamentary candidate Dan Rogerson, local Lib Dem Cornwall Councillor Richard Buscombe, and Deputy Mayor of Padstow Alec Rickard have urged Plymouth CityBus to re-instate services along Dennis Road and Sarahs Lane.

Commenting, Dan Rogerson said:

“This will cause huge problems for many elderly and vulnerable residents on Dennis Road, Sarah’s Lane and the surrounding streets who rely on the 75 route to get out and about and who won’t be able to walk up or down the hill to alternative bus stops.

“Along with Cornwall Councillor Richard Buscombe and Deputy Mayor Alec Rickard I am urging Plymouth City Bus to re-consider their decision and to look at what can be done to bring back buses to Dennis Road and Sarahs Lane."

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