All change for Keynsham's buses

All change for Keynsham's buses

A raft of changes to bus services linking Keynsham to Bristol, Bath and the surrounding area has come into effect this week, from November 4.

News that some routes – First’s 318 and 337 –  have been axed in the shake-up will undoubtedly have concerned bus users.

But Alan Peters, managing director of Abus, which is now the sole operator of the 349 to Bristol, says Keynsham residents should actually see an improvement in their services.

He said: “Keynsham should see four buses to Bristol every hour instead of three, and five from the High Street instead of four every hour.

“There will be more buses to Bath in the evenings, and services will run more frequently later in the evenings to Bristol.

“We are trying to emphasise the improvement, which is 25 per cent. The main thing is to try and attract more people to use the buses by making it convenient.”

Changes to Keynsham bus services include:

  • First’s 42 service to be extended to Keynsham from Bitton on Monday to Saturday evenings and all day on Bank Holidays and Sundays.
  • Timetables to be revised on 178 First and Wessex Connect service and 179 First service.
  • 318 First service withdrawn. South Gloucestershire Council is looking at a replacement link.
  • 337 First service withdrawn and replaced by the 338, a new service from Bristol to Bath via Keynsham
  • First’s 339 Bristol to Bath timetable to be revised.
  • 349 Bristol to Keynsham service to be run solely by Abus  with new frequency of every 30 minutes and extended to Cabot Circus. To coordinate with 338.
  • 649 service to Bristol rerouted to run direct from Charlton Road to Keynsham High Street.

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