Public transport operating ‘limited service’ in ‘challenging’ conditions
PUBLISHED: 11:15 03 March 2018 | UPDATED: 11:37 03 March 2018
Some public transport services are up and running today (Saturday) but conditions are still ‘treacherous’.
North Somerset Council had gritters out overnight across the district trying to clear the main road networks as temperatures rose above freezing.
However the police are asking people to only drive ‘if necessary’, saying the roads are ‘still treacherous’.
First West of England will be restarting its bus services this morning although they are limited.
A company spokesman said: “An assessment of our routes early this morning showed many parts of our network will continue to be affect by road condition, but other areas run a normal Saturday service.
“We want to advise people to check before travelling, allow extra time because services may operate at a reduced frequency, may include diversions and as a result may take longer than usual.”
The following bus routes are up and running:
• X1 – Operating normal route
• X2 – Operating normal route
• A2 – Suspended
• A3 – Operating normal route
• 3 – Suspended
• 5 – Suspended
• 7 – Operating limited route – from Magdalene Way via Queensway, Ebdon Road then normal route to town centre, along Walliscote Road, Clevedon Road, Drove Road, Devonshire Road, Beach Road, Broadway, turning at Lidl in Winterstoke Road. Unable to serve Coronation Estate and Brompton Road as well as parts of Ebdon Road and Walliscote Road
• X5 – Unable to serve Wellington Terrace. Operating via Six ways to Walton Road
• X7 – Operating along A370, unable to serve Locking Castle and West Wick.
• 20 – Operating along A370 but unable to serve Brean or Uphill.
• 126 – Operating along Axbridge by-pass as it is unable to serve Axbridge
• Trains from Plymouth/Penzance to London Paddington are now running but with some delay.
• There is a reduce South Wales service with trains not operating west of Bridgend.
• There are still reduced services between Weston and Bristol Temple Meads and Bristol Parkway.
• Customers who bought tickets in advance to travel Thursday to Sunday can use their tickets to the end of play on Monday.
• Bristol Airport is open and operational, however travellers are being advised to contact their airlines directly to find out about the status of their flights.
The company tweeted: “Road conditions at and around the airport remain challenging and drivers should proceed with care.”
• We will update this section with information about road closures as we have it.