AN ENERGY firm has reinstated a vital connection for bus users in Whitehill & Bordon affected by a major road closure.

A bus service linking Whitehill, Bordon and Kingsley with Alton is back on the road – albeit in a much smaller capacity.

Following numerous complaints SSEN has sponsored a replacement bus service to run between the towns while it continues cable works on the B3004.

The 13’s replacement is an eight-seater minibus, with the first service leaving Alton for Whitehill at 9am last Tuesday (February 6).

There will be four services a day from Alton and Kingsley to Whitehill & Bordon, and three in the other direction.

The services will especially benefit people in Kingsley as the ongoing cable works on the B3004 in Alton deprived villagers – especially students – of a link to the town and its college.

Timetables can be found at stops on the route, but SSEN has warned that the service will be reviewed weekly, with no buses at weekends.

Most motorists travelling from Whitehill & Bordon to Alton are being diverted through Selborne while work continues.