Wiltshire's latest travel innovation: the bus that doesn't come back

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Wiltshire's latest travel innovation: the bus that doesn't come back
Wiltshire's latest travel innovation: the bus that doesn't come back

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If you happen to be in the small Wiltshire town of Winterslow this autumn, you're in for a novel travelling experience: a bus service that only does one-way journeys.

Council cuts mean that locals and tourists travelling the 12 miles by bus to Andover in neighbouring Hampshire have to find their own way back again - because the bus company doesn't provide a return service.

Winterslow villager Anne Riggs told the Daily Express: 'It is ridiculous. You get to Andover but then you find you cannot get back. A service should be provided so people can get back.'

Hampshire County Council withdrew the 87 bus service altogether because of budget cuts. But , they later agreed with service provider Stagecoach to run a subsidised one-way service from Salisbury to Andover, says the Express.

Stagecoach said Wiltshire Council refused to pay for the return journey because it was too expensive.

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