Evening and Sunday bus services between the Forest and Gloucester are being improved.

It will see the 24 Gloucester to Cinderford service, extended to Coleford and Monmouth on Sundays and later weekday evening services on the 32 Gloucester to Newent.

It is part of the third phase of wide-ranging bus service improvements being made for the benefit of communities after Gloucestershire County Council was awarded more than £4.4 million by the Department for Transport over two years.

The Bus Service Improvement Plan Plus (BSIP+) funding amounting to £2,209,623 was allocated to improve bus services in the county during 2023/24 and an anticipated further £2,209,623 will be given for 2024/25.

A spokesman for Gloucestershire County Council said: “These improved bus services will be operated by Stagecoach. 

“The improvements to evening services will support the evening economy, allowing residents to spend longer in city and town centres, knowing they will have a bus to take them home. 

“The initiative will also benefit shift workers.

“Improvements to Sunday daytime bus services from Gloucester to Coleford, Monmouth, will offer enhanced travel opportunities for bus users.”

The full timetable is available at www.nationaljourneyplanner.travelinesw.com.