Cuts to uni-link’s U9 bus route from July

busUni-link 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 public alike.

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 online.

A source told us that the General Hospital, which used to part-fund the service, has now withdrawn support, leaving only Taunton's College and the University to contribute.

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