First bus company promises to improve

BUS operators in North Somerset have pledged to improve services across the district. North Somerset Council and First bus have joined forces and drawn up a Bus Quality

BUS operators in North Somerset have pledged to improve services across the district.North Somerset Council and First bus have joined forces and drawn up a Bus Quality Partnership Agreement.The move will see additional low floor buses, enhanced bus shelters, more raised kerbs and better timetable information introduced across the district.Bus journey times and reliability will also improve as a result of better traffic management and further bus priority measures.An increased use of more efficient fuels to reduce carbon emissions will also ensure a more environmentally friendly service.The changes will initially be introduced on four 'showcase' bus routes including the X1 between Weston-super-Mare and Bristol and the 358/9 between Portishead and Bristol.Improvements have also been agreed on the route between Clevedon and Bristol where First has recently introduced low floor vehicles on the X7.North Somerset Council executive member for strategic planning and transport, Councillor John Crockford-Hawley, said: "The essence of this agreement is to provide high quality bus services that will be reliable and environmentally friendly and will offer existing and new passengers a good level of service and value for money.


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