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Volunteer bus service to expand in Cumbria

The Border Rambler bus service Credit: ITV Border

A volunteer community bus service, running through small Cumbrian villages, has been so successful it is launching a new route.

The Border Rambler started last year, to replace the service that used to run along the A689.

It runs on Tuesdays and Fridays and picks up on average nine passengers per journey.

The Border Rambler bus service Credit: ITV Border

The volunteers plan to start a second route on Mondays and Thursdays in September. It will include Lannercost, Walton, Hethersgill, Smithfield and Scaleby.

People have used it continually. We haven't missed a day since we started, all the way through the floods so the feedback's good.

– Keith Meller, Border Rambler

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Transport Minister visits flood-damaged roads in Cumbria

The Secretary of State for Transport has been visiting Cumbria to witness first-hand the damage caused by the December floods.

Patrick McLoughlin was joined by local MP and Environment Minister Rory Stewart as they visited the A591, Pooley Bridge and Eamont Bridge.

Mr McLoughlin said he was doing all he could to speed up the process of repairing the region's roads and bridges.

Lori Carnochan reports:

Transport Secretary to visit Cumbria

Secretary of State for Transport, Patrick McLoughlin Credit: ITV News Border

The Secretary of State for Transport, Patrick McLoughlin, is touring Cumbria today to visit some of the places affected by flooding.

He will begin his tour on the A591, which was partially destroyed during the flooding.

Mr McLoughlin will be joined by local MP and Environment Minister Rory Stewart.

They will then go on to visit Pooley Bridge and Eamont Bridge.

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£5.2m Galashiels Transport Interchange opening

A ceremony to mark the completion of the £5.2million Galashiels Transport Interchange will take place today.

The interchange will provide a direct ink from the railway as well as forming the town's new bus station and business hub.

The transport interchange will be open to the public on Monday 10 August.

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