Buses upgraded on Service 309/310 in North Devon
Posted on: 26 May 2016
Passengers on Service 309 and 310 in North Devon are now able to enjoy their journey on new upgraded vehicles from this week.
As part of a new contract which started this week (w/c Monday 23 May) Filers is operating the service, which connects Barnstaple and Lynton. The bus operator has invested in several new vehicles, providing extra capacity on this route which is subsidised by Devon County Council.
Councillor Stuart Hughes, Devon County Council Cabinet Member for Highway Management, said: “This is an important route for many people in North Devon and I’m delighted that Filers is rolling out a new fleet of vehicles on this route which will make the journey a much better experience for passengers. As well as providing extra seating capacity, the new buses are greener and meet Euro 5 emission standards.”
Councillor Andrea Davis, Devon County Councillor for Combe Martin Rural, said: “This route is vital for the residents in the rural areas from Lynton and Lynmouth, it is well used and very popular with both residents and visitors to our area. We are all very pleased that Filers has invested in us and look forward to many happy journeys on the new vehicles.”
Councillor Brian Greenslade, Devon County Councillor for Barnstaple North, said: “I know many of the residents who live in my division use this service. I am sure that they will be very pleased to be riding on new vehicles. Obviously a successful outcome through joint service provision by Filers supported by Devon County Council.”
The Service, which operates Monday to Saturday (except Bank Holidays) also stops at Bratton Fleming, Blackmoor Gate, Parracombe and Barbrook. For more information visit https://www.journeydevon.info/
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