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Council asks for post bus return

A county council has asked the Royal Mail to reconsider its decision to withdraw post bus services in Surrey.

Surrey County Council contacted the Royal Mail asking it to keep providing the buses, which deliver mail as well as transporting passengers.

The post buses currently run from Forest Green to Dorking, Leigh to Reigate, Outwood to Redhill, and Lingfield to Oxted.

The Royal Mail plans to deliver and collect mail by van from 4 April.

"We appreciate that the Royal Mail is looking to make cost savings, but we have asked them to reconsider their decision in light of the impact it will have on residents," a council spokesman said.

In the weeks leading up to 4 April, the council will give passengers on the buses information sheets with details of alternative services.

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