Changes to Chipping Sodbury to Bristol bus services 'will improve punctuality'

Gazette Series: First is making changes to the 342 and X42 services between Chipping Sodbury and Bristol First is making changes to the 342 and X42 services between Chipping Sodbury and Bristol

CHANGES to bus services between Bristol and Chipping Sodbury have been announced.

First is making a number of changes to bus services in and around Bristol, including the 342/X42 service, from February 2.

The route is highly used by workers employed in Bristol, shoppers and students.

The changes are to the timetable of some early morning and early evening journeys which First says will improve the punctuality and reliability of the service and deal with some issues regarding late running.

Monday to Friday early morning departures at 5.40am, 6.35am, 6.55am and 7.10am from Chipping Sodbury to Bristol Bus Station will be brought forward by either five or 10 minutes. In addition, Monday to Friday departures from Bristol to Chipping Sodbury at 6.45am will be brought forward by five minutes and departures from Bristol at 5.25pm and 5.55pm will be pushed back by five minutes.

There are changes to several other routes in and out of the city and in Somerset.

Simon Ford, commercial manager for First in the West of England, said: “We are making a series of changes in February affecting services in and around Bristol.

“In many cases the changes are positive, leading to improvements in the frequency on some key services.

“We would advise all customers to check the timetables for all the affected services carefully. In some cases some departure times for journeys are changing quite substantially so people should take the time to check how the alterations may affect them personally.”

He added: “The new timetables will be uploaded to the website from January 21 and will be made available in hard copy format, to pick up from travel shops, from January 29.”

For more information about the changes or to view timetables for the affected services go to www.firstgroup.com/bristol or www.facebook.com/FirstWestofEngland

Comments (1)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

9:48am Fri 17 Jan 14

needhelp says...

In many cases the changes are positive????? The most positive change First could do is to bring back the X42 so that the buses alternate between the laborious journey via Downed, Fishponds, Stapleton etc and the much quicker route down the M32 because at present the journey is nothing more than an endurance test and the reason why many, many people don't use the service.
In many cases the changes are positive????? The most positive change First could do is to bring back the X42 so that the buses alternate between the laborious journey via Downed, Fishponds, Stapleton etc and the much quicker route down the M32 because at present the journey is nothing more than an endurance test and the reason why many, many people don't use the service. needhelp

Comments are closed on this article.

click2find

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree