Bus service cancelled due to lack of interest
Published: 25 Oct 2013 18:301 comment
It previously ran every 30 minutes between 9.50am and 2.55pm from Monday to Friday.
Emma Collis, from Easthampstead, said on the News’ Facebook page: “I guess not enough people were using it. Maybe it’s cheaper to take the car but not everyone has a car – they could have tried lowering the fares to see if more people used the service.”
Gary Baxter added more people should use the bus. However, Simon Fisher, Courtney’s transport manager, said a lack of demand for the service meant it had to be discontinued.He said: “We had been running the service to Harmans Water for about four months but there was not the take-up on the service we had hoped. We are sorry that we had to terminate it and would like to thank all our customers who used the service.
“As a thank you to our loyal customers on the route, this Friday the service will operate free of charge.” Mr Fisher revealed
the company will offer an increased service between Bracknell and Camberley. The 194 service, which has been running at peak times only between Monday and Friday, will now run every two hours throughout the day from Saturday and hourly at weekends. The buses run from Bracknell station to Crowthorne, Sandhurst, the Meadows Shopping Centre and Camberley railway station. Mr Fisher, said: “We are delighted to be able to offer an enhanced service from Bracknell to Camberley. It has become clear that our customers wanted us to run more buses and we are pleased to be able to do so.”
The extra routes that have been added to the Camberley service will run at 9.25am, 11.25am and 1.25pm.