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Last Updated: Tuesday January 17 2006 15:24 GMT

Pupils face 'three-hour bus trip'

A school bus
Kids in Gloucester could face a three hour trip on their school bus, after the local council changed its route.

In bad traffic, children at St Peter's Catholic School can spend an hour and a half on the coach either way.

The council say the journey shouldn't take more than 55 minutes, but parents say it has been much longer.

Gloucestershire County Council say the route is so long because they're trying to give as many families as possible access to a school bus.

On the first day of the new service this term, kids got on the bus at 3.15pm, and some got off nearly two hours later.

The council reckon that huge journey was a one-off, caused by road works, and say they are working to reduce the normal journey time.

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