Bus link to docks

A BUS service linking Kingswood with employment hubs around Avonmouth will be introduced next month.

The new 41 route will operate every 30 minutes during peak times every day, and the timetable will be aligned to shift start times at Avonmouth.

Operator First says the service will “offer additional capacity between the City Centre and Kingswood, one of Bristol’s busiest high-frequency bus corridors”. 

George Burton, Head of Network for First West of England, said: “All the changes we’re introducing in April are as a result of listening to our customers, local residents and working with local councils. We’ve also been able to work closely with the West of England Combined Authority to consider introducing new routes without the need for public funding.

“Introducing new cross-city routes, adding capacity, creating faster, express journeys and connecting more parts of the West of England, coupled with single ticket prices frozen and our Tap On, Tap Off technology making it quicker to travel and ensuring you pay the cheapest fares, shows we’re doing all we can to encourage more people to make bus the travel of choice.”

The proposed changes are part of a bi-annual review of routes by First West of England, and will come into force on Sunday 7th April.

Timetables for the new routes will be published in the coming weeks.

 Customers should check details on the First West of England website before travelling ahead of the new timetables coming into effect.