A DIRECT hospital transport link has been severed -leading to claims that vulnerable elderly locals will be unable to make it to vital appointments.
The 27 service which is operated by First has now been re-routed and no longer travels via Larbert, meaning that patients for the Forth Valley Royal Hospital are no longer catered for. The service is now billing itself as a quicker means of travelling to Falkirk, in a move aimed at shoppers.
However the new service has attracted criticism from locals who have accused the bus company of getting their priorities wrong.
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