Victory for Titchfield and Fareham as extra buses added to timetable

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NEW buses have been added to a timetable to help staff from the Office for National Statistics get home.

Hampshire County Council made changes to timetables at the start of this month in a bid to save money, which saw the removal of some services from the 26/28A route.

Executive member for transport Sean Woodward agreed to put on an extra service after being contacted by workers at the Titchfield office who faced problems getting home in the evening under the new times.

The timetable has now been rejigged so that buses leave Titchfield Park towards Fareham at 3.06pm, 4.03pm and 5.39pm with a later journey at 7.30pm, not 3.33pm and 5.36pm as originally planned.

Cllr Woodward said: ‘I’m delighted we have been able to respond to public concerns about a gap in service between 3.30pm and 5.30pm and to add an evening journey as well.

‘The pressure on bus subsidy funding is very tight.

‘If more people would use the service it could become commercially viable and cease to be a drain on the council tax. It’s a matter of use it or lose it.’

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