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First Kernow announces new bus timetables for September

From 13 August 2014

New university bus services provide regular journeys between Falmouth and Penryn.

Bus operator First Kernow will be making changes to its services from Sunday 7 September, with further revisions being made later on Sunday 28 September when its summer seasonal services come to an end.


The most significant changes will be the introduction of Services U1, U2 and U3 which will operate between Falmouth and Penryn. Service U1 will operate between Falmouth and Truro via the Penryn Campus, while Service U2 will run between Falmouth and Redruth via the Penryn Campus. Service U3 will run as a supplementary peak time service between Falmouth and the Penryn Campus.

The new U services replace First Kernows Services 41 and 88 and are available to students and local residents alike. They come as a result of a joint tender by Falmouth University (Falmouth) and the University of Exeter in Cornwall (UoE) for an inter-campus bus service through their shared service delivery partner, Falmouth Exeter Plus (FX Plus). First Kernow won the contract, and with First Fal River (FFR) - a commercial arrangement between First Bus and Fal River Links - will operate the new bus services for a five year period.

Commenting on the revised services, Alex Carter, Managing Director of First South West, said: "Students and staff from the Penryn and Falmouth campuses, together with local residents, were already using Service 41 and 88 so we are delighted that the new U services will also be available for everyone to use.

"They will provide a regular and reliable service between the Penryn Campus and Falmouth on Monday to Friday daytimes with a combined 15 minute frequency between 07.30 and 18.30, and at least every hour in the evenings and on Sundays."
Alex Carter added: "As well as minor timing changes on a number of other services, First will be stepping up its level of service between Newquay and Truro, and providing new links to the West Cornwall Shopping Park."

Service change details can be found at: http://www.firstgroup.com/ukbus/devon_cornwall/
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New timetables will be published and will be available to download via the website two weeks prior to the changes taking place. The new timetables will also be available from First travel shops in Penzance and Truro bus stations from the end of August.