First buses withdraw from Bury

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BURY St Edmunds is to lose FirstGroup Bus Service from March, it was announced today.

The bus operator is to end its services in the town and close its bus depot from March 31.

Staff affected will be offered employment at First’s Ipswich depot.

The company has said its operations in Bury ‘have not been commercially viable for some considerable time’ and has blamed its latest decision, in part, on a reduction in the Bus Service Operators Grant.

For full story, see Friday’s Bury Free Press.