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Local Bus Services Kept Alive


9:04am 5th December 2012

People living in many parts of Dorset will have access to extended bus services this week.

The County Council's been working with Damory Coaches to link up communities following an announcement by South West Coaches that 13 services would be withdrawn at the end of November.

The Piddle Valley have a revised service and more shoppers from as far afield as South Perrott were bussed in for Dorchester Market today.

Cabinet Member for Transport Peter Finney said: "I would like to thank Damory Coaches for their help in saving as many of the threatened services as possible without additional subsidy payment, and I hope that the revised services will be well supported.

"As well as maintaining as many bus services as possible we have also been able to extend some routes to cover more of the local community, which is great news."

In response to passenger suggestions, Damory Coaches will be providing further additional or changed services in the Dorchester area. These include amendments to: service 95 to Manor Park First School, service 185 Blandford Camp - Blandford, service 212 Maiden Newton - Dorchester South Station and service 216 from Dorchester South Station.

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