PRIESTLEY College has announced new measures to help students struggling with the cost of transport to and from the college.

The new measures are being introduced in September for the new cohort of students that will be walking through the college's doors.

Taking to social media, the college has announced that it will be reintroducing free bus services for students to make use of.

Priestley College said: "We will once again be offering a number of free direct bus services.

"This is our way of helping families still dealing with the challenging economic times as we believe a young person’s education should not be restricted by cost.

"The nine current routes include services from Runcorn, Widnes, Helsby, Penketh, Lymm, Northwich, Culcheth, Woolston, Irlam and Golborne.

"We continue to work with our bus operators to further improve these services and will share more information about any changes or new services in the summer term."

More information about the routes can be found on Priestley College's website.