Cheshire East Council’s ‘go-too’ demand-responsive bus service will be expanding its catchment area to service new customers.
The decision to increase the service area was made in response to public feedback.
What’s more, the local authority will be promoting the service, which will operate in a rural area to the south of Nantwich, through a new campaign.
Craig Browne, councillor and Cheshire East Council deputy leader and chair of its highways and transport committee, said: “We are pleased so many people are using this service, but we would like to see more.
“It’s a great scheme and works well and we have had excellent feedback.
“During the present energy crisis, it’s an inexpensive and convenient way to travel locally.
“We need it to be sustainable and, if successful, we may trial it in other parts of the borough, funding permitting.”
Go-too is now into its second year of a three-year trial worth £1.25m, which is being funded by the Department for Transport.
Funding conditions have limited the service’s operating area to parts of the county where residents have little or no access to public transport.
Currently, the service runs between Bunbury, to the north-west of Nantwich and Buerton to the south-east, taking in Audlem, Hankelow, Marbury, Wrenbury, Brindley and Bulkeley.
The service operates two ‘midi’ 16-seater buses, both of which have low-floor access for wheelchair users, prams and pushchairs. They run between 7am and 9pm, Monday to Saturday.