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Bus service axed
A BUS service between Colchester and East Mersea, run by Hedingham Buses, is to get the chop.
The company has decided to call it a day on the weekly 176 service as it cannot justify the costs.
Its last day will be on February 11.
The service currently leaves East Mersea at 9.30am on Mondays and arrives in Colchester an hour later.
It returns to East Mersea from the town at lunchtime.
Graham Smith, commercial manager for Hedingham Buses, said: “On that service the passenger numbers are relatively low and often 95 per cent of people we do carry are concessions which means they have free bus passes.”
Mr Smith said the service did not get any reimbursements from the Government and running costs were effectively not being covered.