Broadbridge Heath Tesco scraps free bus service

Metrobus used to run the free service before it was taken over by Compass Travel. Photo by Derek Martin ENGSUS00120120228164702

Metrobus used to run the free service before it was taken over by Compass Travel. Photo by Derek Martin ENGSUS00120120228164702

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Tesco has withdrawn its free bus services for customers travelling to its Broadbridge Heath store.

Compass Travel, which took over the service from Metrobus, said the national supermarket chain had decided to stop running all its services, with the 921, 922, 923, 924 and 926 no longer operating.

Tesco said it had reviewed the services and the number of customers using them was ‘not at the level required’ to keep it running.

Tesco said: “We recognise that it is used by some people in the local community to reach our store. We also know that some passengers will be disappointed by the decision to stop running the service.

“To help customers who use this service we have identified alternative routes that can be used to travel to and from our store.”

Details of those routes can be found at www.compass-travel.co.uk/download/information/Horsham-Tesco-Withdrawn-11.16.pdf

In 2012 the service was cut from five days a week to two.

The service was officially withdrawn last Friday (November 25).

A spokesman for Compass Travel added: “Compass Travel will continue to operate services to Tesco’s stores at Crawley and Shoreham Holmbush Centre, details can be found on our timetables page.”

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