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Hawkinge late night bus faces the chop

Contributed by editor on Jun 19, 2005 - 08:47 PM

HAWKINGE LATE NIGHT BUS FACES THE CHOP

The Shepway Nite Rider service for late night revellers from Folkestone to Hawkinge could be scrapped if numbers using the £1 service don't pick up.

Running up to 2.15am on  Friday and Saturday nights from  Folkestone town centre, it offers a cheap ride home after a night on the town.

The double-decker Nite Rider aimed to reduce late-night trouble and get people home safely and quickly after a night out, and police have reported that incidents of criminal damage and assaults have gone down since the service was introduced at the end of May.