Friday, 6 March 2015

More details on bus timetable changes from March 29th

First Bus have announced details of their proposed timetable changes, which will reflect more realistic travel times taking traffic and Bristol's 20 mph zones into account. In some cases extra journeys are being added on Sundays and Public Holidays and in the late evening.

Local headlines are as follows:

Service 46/X46 (Bristol – Yate / Chipping Sodbury):
  • The timetable is being adjusted to improve the overall punctuality and reliability of buses.
  • Extra time is being added in, especially during the morning and afternoon peak period.  
  • Some early morning commuter journeys are also being brought forward slightly, making the first Monday to Friday departure from Yate at 0540 hours (arriving into Bristol at 0635 hours).  
  • There will an extra Service 46 journey from Yate to Bristol on Sundays and Public Holidays (at 0905 hours).

Service 82 (Southmead Hospital – Yate / Chipping Sodbury - Wotton-under-Edge): 
  • A number of Monday to Friday peak time journeys will have more time to complete their journeys, however, this means that a number of departure times – at both ends of the route - will be revised.
  • In addition to this some extra journeys – running during the evening – are being added to the timetable. It means that the last bus from Southmead Hospital will leave later, at 2055 hours Monday to Friday, while the last bus from Wotton-under-Edge will be at 1930 hours Monday to Friday.

Service X49 (Bristol – Yate): 
  • The timetable is being adjusted to improve punctuality and reliability
  • The route will also be operated by double deck vehicles wherever possible, helping to substantially increase the capacity of the service at peak times.
  • Some improvements are also being made to the Sunday and Public Holiday timetable, with a more consistent two-hourly frequency brought in.
More details, including changes for the wider area, are available from the First Group website for Bristol, Bath and the West

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