Weston-super-Mare to Bristol commuter service reduced

PUBLISHED: 17:30 18 October 2016

What the new Crosville Flyer will look like.

What the new Crosville Flyer will look like.

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A commuter service from Weston-super-Mare to Bristol has been scaled back by Crosville Motor Services.

Crosville began covering the commuter route – which stops at Clevedon and Portishead – in April, when Kings Ferry withdrew from the North Somerset network.

Crosville’s owner, Jon Jones-Pratt, said: “Crosville stepped in to support the network and try to minimise the impact of service cuts.

“We have attempted to operate the service but there have been challenges.”

Kings Ferry initially pulled out of the route because passenger numbers were too low.

Mr Jones-Pratt also noted delays on the M5 corridor as a challenge, but said talks have taken place with North Somerset Council and two luxury coaches will remain on the route.

He said: “The commuter service has been reduced to allow continued sustainability.”

He said he is ‘confident’ the service will now remain and added the service’s timings have been chosen to fit the ‘most-used’ services.

Two flyers are now running each morning and evening, from Monday to Friday. Timetables are available via www.crosvillemotorservices.co.uk

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