will severely cut back its U9 bus route, linking Townhill Park,
Bitterne Triangle, Portswood, Taunton’s College and the General
Hospital, from July 10. Uni-link’s services are offered to students and
Currently the U9 service runs every 90 minutes during weekday daytimes.
But from July 10 frequency will be reduced to a
“term-time rush hour-only service”. Low passenger numbers are given as
the reason for the cut.
Uni-link’s website says
of its revised U9 timetable: “This will ensure that most people can
still get to the University, Tauntons College and the General Hospital
at the times they need”. The revised schedule is not yet available
A source told us that the General Hospital, which used to part-fund the
service, has now withdrawn support, leaving only Taunton's College and
the University to contribute.
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