New town centre bus service to replace Crosville after firm axes routes

PUBLISHED: 16:16 12 March 2018 | UPDATED: 16:16 12 March 2018

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A new bus service between Weston town centre and Sand Bay will launch next month once Crosville Motor Service’s ends its routes.

The firm revealed in last week’s Mercury it will axe its 100 and 106 services after April 21.

The latter is supported by North Somerset Council, which says it will find another operator to run the Worlebury to Weston route.

First Bus, meanwhile, will run an hourly number 1 service to replace the 100 from April 22. It will double in frequency from May 28.

Crosville has contracts for Worle and Priory schools and a new operator is being sought to start after Easter.

Cllr Elfan Ap Rees said: “It is unfortunate Crosville has taken this decision but we’d like to thank them for its work delivering school and public transport in Weston.

“I would like to reassure residents living in the areas affected, council staff will be working hard to find cost-effective solutions to ensure there is no loss of bus services in these areas.”

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