Bude’s local Liberal Democrat MP Dan Rogerson has said that it is essential that the town has a bus link to a railway station on a Sunday.
He’s not wrong! It is unthinkable that some people cannot reach or leave the town by public transport to catch a train on Sunday. Bude is cut off enough from mainline services, something which no major political party seems to have the will to put money into or to change.
Dan Rogerson has raised concerns about the lack of a public transport link to a train station with local bus companies and with Cornwall Council’s transport department.
Mr Rogerson is keen to find a way to bring back a Sunday service, after Western Greyhound’s 599 route between Bude and Exeter St David’s train station was cancelled several weeks ago. Stagecoach’s X9 service between Bude and Exeter only runs from Monday through to Saturday.
Commenting, Dan Rogerson said:“Having a link between Bude and a railway station is vital, both for residents and businesses as well as for the local economy. The town is already too far away from a railway station, which is why I have been campaigning to bring back regular train services to and from Okehampton.“As well as being a nuisance for residents, I am concerned that the lack of a Sunday bus service is a deterrent to tourists looking to visit Bude and north Cornwall for a weekend using public transport, impacting on our vital tourism industry.“I will keep on working with my Liberal Democrat colleagues Nicky Chopak, Paula Dolphin, Nigel Pearce and David Parsons, who represent Bude, Stratton and the surrounding villages on Cornwall Council, to explore all the possible options for restoring a Sunday bus service to and from the town.”