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£320k to boost the bus network in south-east Cornwall

£320k to boost the bus network in south-east Cornwall

Published by Emma Carton at 8:38am 22nd March 2019. (Updated at 8:41am 22nd March 2019)

A massive cash boost has been announced, that will boost the bus network in south-east Cornwall.

320 thousand pounds is set to pumped into Liskeard, Saltash, Torpoint and the Rame Peninsula.

It follows a funding bid through the Transforming Cities Fund and will be spent stuff like new shelters and digital signs.

Another £516k has been received for walking and cycling improvements in Saltash and Plymouth.

Officials say this will provide key connections to Plymouth, support economic and housing growth and manage increased travel demand.

"Improving sustainable transport connections in Cornwall and into Devon is so important for our residents.

"This funding will help us deliver work being carried out on this Council's One Public Transport System for Cornwall (OPTSfC) Project which aims to deliver an integrated and customer focused transport network under the Cornwall Devolution Deal".

Cornwall Council cabinet portfolio holder for transport, Geoff Brown

Cornwall Council is now working closely with Plymouth City Council in preparing a bid for the second round of funding.

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