Bus route to Bristol saved

PUBLISHED: 09:16 26 September 2013 | UPDATED: 09:16 26 September 2013

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A POPULAR bus route connecting Weston with Bristol has been saved.

First has teamed up with North Somerset Council to save the 121 service which was under threat last month when Bakers Dolphin scaled back its operations.

The route connects Weston, Winscombe, Sandford, Churchill and Wrington and news of Bakers Dolphin’s decision to terminate its contract was met with dismay by many living in the area.

The revised timetable will see the 121 service operated by First leave Marine Parade for Bristol Bus Station every two hours.

Shorter journeys to Wrington have been axed but two evening services between Weston and Bristol Airport have been agreed, while Bakers Dolphin will run the 121 service on Sundays and Bank Holidays.

First will also operate an extra route connecting the airport with Langford, Congresbury, Claverham and Yatton High Street.

Cllr Elfan Ap Rees, executive member for transport at North Somerset Council, described the changes as a ‘positive way forward’.

They will come into effect on November 4.

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