AN EXPERIMENTAL bus service offering shuttle bus trips to Neston Market has been introduced for residents in Ness.
People living in the village can now use the service, operating every Friday morning, which will complement service 24.
Cheshire West and Chester Council is funding the Ness shuttle service operated by a council fleet vehicle. It follows the withdrawal of the 272 service.
Service 24 operates two hourly six days a week throughout the week by Avon Buses.
For the next three months passengers can use the shuttle to get to Neston Market and seats must be booked in advance by ringing 01244 973039.
Little Neston and Burton councillors Kay Loch and Louise Gittins have backed the experimental bus service.
Cllr Loch, and her son were the first people to use the service.
She said: “The shuttle service, which can be used to get to Neston Market, runs in the morning and fills the gaps in the service provided by Avon 24.
“People have the opportunity to use this experimental service and the council can gauge its popularity.
“The council has organised the bus times to help people visit Neston’s Friday market and the bus from Ness Gardens leaves at 10.35am, 11.35am and 12.05pm and should prove popular.”
Cllr Gittins added: “The shuttle route starts at 10.35am at Ness Gardens bus circle at the junction of Denhall Lane and Neston Road and will pick up at all stops along Burton Road into Neston town centre.
“The fare from Ness Gardens is £2.20 and concessionary passes can be used.
“Also a working group has been formed to enable residents to work with employers, officers and local councillors to try to find an acceptable alternative to the 272.”