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Bus improvement grant awarded to Torbay Council

A grant of £514,700 has been awarded to Torbay Council to improve bus services in the area.

Funding will be used to integrate services, improve bus stations and install real-time information on bus arrivals.

The money was awarded to the authority by the Department for Transport's Better Bus Area (BBA) fund.

Torbay Council submitted an application to receive a share of the £70m government grant.

The BBA fund has awarded 24 local authorities a share of the money to boost growth, improve partnerships with bus companies and increase bus passenger numbers.

Torbay Liberal Democrat MP Adrian Sanders said: "The government has awarded Torbay's bid in full and I look forward to seeing the improvement in services in the very near future."

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