FALMOUTH — The Town Council will consider ending Metro bus service in 2013 following a public hearing on the proposal Monday night.

Councilor Tony Payne said he raised the issue because he wants a public review of the bus service that expanded into Falmouth seven years ago.

The council meeting starts at 7 p.m. at Town Hall.

The agenda also includes a public hearing on a proposal to make railroad crossing improvements for no-whistle zones in anticipation of the Amtrak Downeaster expanding service to Freeport and Brunswick next year.

Since 2005, the town’s annual tab for the Metro service has grown from $120,000 to $137,000 in the coming year, Payne said.

The Metro makes 13 round trips, six days a week, from downtown Portland through Falmouth, carrying an average of 22 riders per round trip, Payne said.

Still, ridership on the Falmouth route has increased steadily, from fewer than 55,000 passengers in the first 10 months of 2005 to 65,145 passengers in the same period this year, according to the Greater Portland Transit District.

Though Payne believes a majority of councilors want to keep the bus service, he wants to withdraw from the district, which also serves Westbrook.

“The cost continues to rise and I want a public dialog about it,” Payne said.