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All dogs to travel on Park and Ride in Truro

All dogs to travel on Park and Ride in Truro

Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 11:28am 3rd July 2018.

For the first time, dogs are going to be allowed on Park and Ride buses in Truro.

Guide dogs have always been able to travel since the service was started in 2008.

Now a three-month trial scheme is beginning on routes from Tregurra Road and Langarth.

From Tuesday 3rd July, all owners will be able to ride the buses, together with their pets.

Officials hope it will become permanent, to bring the Park and Ride in line with the majority of bus and rail services across the Duchy.

Cornwall Council says the aim is to attract people who would previously have been discouraged from using the service.

The Park and Ride service has carried more than 5 million passengers in the last five years, taking more than 550 vehicles off the roads around central Truro each day.

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"I am delighted that this trial is going ahead, and if successful will mean that dog owners will be able to choose yet another public transport option when they visit Truro.

"The rules about pets travelling on public transport are basically down to each transport operator, which means it can be confusing and inconvenient for those travelling with their dogs if one operator allows dogs and another doesn't.

"Dogs are currently welcome on the majority of bus, rail and ferry services across Cornwall, so it makes sense to see whether we can standardise the rules and encourage more people cut congestion and avoid those queues by choosing to take the Park and Ride.

"We will monitor this trial closely and listen to feedback from those who use the service regularly, residents and visitors before we make a decision.

"Success will depend on everyone taking a sensible approach, owners keeping animals on a lead and under control, making sure any litter is disposed of, passengers being sensible about how they approach dogs they aren't familiar with and making sure children are aware of how to behave around dogs on transport".

Cornwall Council Transport Portfolio Holder, Geoff Brown

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