News: Vital Link For Chorley'S Villages
Thursday, 18th March 2004
Lancashire County Council have stepped in to extend the frequency of a vital bus link between Chorley Hospital and villages around Chorley and in South Ribble.
The revised 107/108 service has a striking new look with a modern design for the brand new vehicle purchased by Lancashire County Council. It is a new low floor easy access bus with space on- board for a wheel chair or buggy. The service will be operated by Cumfybus on behalf of Lancashire County Council.
The enhanced 107 service begins on 29th March and runs from Walmer Bridge to Chorley Interchange via Bretherton, Croston, Shaw Green, Euxton and Chorley Hospital.
The enhanced Sunday 108 service which commences on 28th March sees the number of journeys doubled to up to 8 services per day. This runs from Walmer Bridge via Bretherton, Croston, Eccleston, Charnock Richard, Coppull, Chorley Interchange and Astley Village to Chorley Hospital. The Monday to Saturday evening 108 service is retimed and on Friday evenings three journeys extend to serve Longton and Hutton..
Buses are even timed to arrive in enough time for customers to transfer on to trains from Chorley Interchange to destinations including Manchester Piccadilly.
A spokesperson for Lancashire County Council said
"This investment in a new bus and an enhanced timetable will be a real boost for people in these villages. It will improve their access to Chorley Hospital and the new Chorley Interchange in a clean, modern, easy access vehicle and I am sure it will be a popular travel choice."
The new 107/108 timetable will be available from Chorley County Information Centre, local libraries and the travel shop at Chorley Interchange. Alternatively call traveline on 0870 608 2 608 (from 8am to 8pm 7 days per week.)
Notes for Editors
An illustration of the bus design is available.
Contact the telephone number below for details.
For further information please contact: Stephen Axon on 01772 533194