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Easibus service to be removed from Bangor

By Michael Bashford

Published 08/12/2009

Two Easibus services in Bangor are to be removed in the next six months, Translink has announced.

The service, which was introduced in 2000 to provide an accessible local transport for elderly and disabled people, is being removed as new, more accessible fleets of buses are now operating in the town.

A statement from Translink said: “We are reviewing Easibus services in the Bangor area in conjunction with the Department of Regional Development (DRD). These services were introduced in 2000 and pre-date the improvements in accessibility to scheduled town services which the significant investment in upgrading of the Ulsterbus fleet has delivered.

“As passenger numbers using these services remain extremely low it is not an efficient use of our limited resources to sustain these non commercial services.

“Consequently following discussion with DRD, one bus will be removed on January 4, 2010, while the other bus will be removed at end of June 2010.

“A reduced service frequency will continue to operate during the interim period, however from the end of June all Easibus services will be withdrawn.”

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