Changes to Keynsham Bus Services & 318 route axed
By scott_s9 | Friday, October 19, 2012, 14:33
As of 4th November, First Bus will be axing the 318 bus service which operates between Keynsham & Cribbs Causeway.
This leaves people wishing to make a journey from Keynsham to Cribbs Causeway with no other alterative than getting 2 buses to make this journey. Choice 1) 349 service to Broadmead, then either 1, 54, 40, 73, to Cribbs Causeway. Choice 2) The hourly Wessex Connect operated 533 service to Kingswood, and then the 319 service to Cribbs Causeway from Kingswood.
The frequency of the 319 service will change to every half an hour from every hour. For Monday to Saturday evening and all-day Sunday connections to Kingswood from Keynsham, the 42 service that currently operates between the Centre & Bitton, which runs via Lawrence Hill, St George, Kingswood, Warmley & Oldland Common, will have it's route extended to Keynsham from Bitton.
First have also axed the 349 Keynsham to Broadmead service. Abus are to become the sole operator of this service which will have it's frequency dropped from every 20 minutes to every 30 minutes.
In place of First no longer operating the 349 service, First are to bring in a new 338 service that will run every half an hour between Broadmead & Bath via Keynsham (the current 339 route).
These changes were outlined on the Travel Bristol website in a PDF but it seems to be currently unavailable! http://www.travelbristol.org/sites/default/files/Bus%20service%20changes%20from%204%20November%202012_0.pdf
First Bus taking off vital bus routes. "We believe there should be a bus when you need one" - What rubbish!