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Road Closure- Service Diversion- St James Barton Roundabout

From the 12th November until the 23rd November, excluding weekends, there will be a series of overnight closures on the St James Barton Roundabout which will close different routes to ALL traffic. Most of these closures will start at 8pm with the road reopening round 6am the following morning. These works are weather dependant and may have to change at short notice. Please visit the page below where the most recent updates will be found.

Please click here to visit the page dedicated to these diversions or alternatively type travelwest.info/stjamesb into your browser. 

metrobus adopts ‘buy before you board‘ ticketing and limited stopping at key destinations for faster boarding and shorter journey times.

Distinctive metrobus stops feature iPoints, which allow passengers to buy tickets, plan journeys and view live running information for onward services.

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Modern, environmentally-friendly vehicles, have free on-board WiFi and USB charging ports. Plus, an extra set of doors to make it easier to get on and off.
  • All metrobus stops have an iPoint at the stop, or nearby. An iPoint is a combined ticket and information point, which can be used to purchase tickets, plan journeys in the Bristol region and view live running information for all onward services that serve the stop. As well as metrobus services, tickets can also be purchased for use on most services in the Bristol region.

    If you have a Travelwest Travelcard, you can top it up or collect tickets purchased online at the iPoint.

    You can find more information about how to use iPoints on this page.

  • metrobus services use a combination of high quality and environmentally-friendly Euro 6 diesel and biogas vehicles. A Euro 6 engine emits fewer emissions than the average diesel Euro 6 car despite having up to 20 times more capacity. The latest generation of Euro 6 buses emit 95 per cent fewer nitrogen oxide emissions than the previous generation of buses.

    All of this means that metrobus is helping to significantly improve air quality and reduce carbon emissions in the Bristol area.

    All metrobus vehicles have twin doors which speed up journey times by minimising the time spent at stops. The twin doors also make it quicker and easier for people to get on and off, especially those with reduced mobility and parents with pushchairs.

    metrobus vehicles are designed to be accessible for all passengers with spacious entrances and exits, low floors and wide corridors and there is also more leg room than a regular bus.

    All metrobus vehicles have free on-board WiFi and USB charging ports, so you can charge your phone whilst surfing the web on the move!

  • metrobus has made it easier for everyone to get around the greater Bristol area, however you travel.

    We have built new roads in the city centre, south Bristol and north Bristol to speed up journeys for all vehicles and remove traffic from residential roads.

    We’ve created new and improved walking and cycling routes to make it easier and safer to travel on foot or by bike.

    We’ve improved traffic flows at existing junctions and widening roads so that new bus lanes don’t take away space from other traffic.

    We’ve also created improved public spaces in the city centre, including a more fitting environment for the Cenotaph.

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The m1 runs from Cribbs Causeway to Hengrove Park via Patchway, Aztec West, Bradley Stoke, Stoke Gifford, UWE*, Broadmead, the City Centre, Bedminster, Inns Court and Hengrove.

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The m2 runs from Long Ashton Park & Ride to the City Centre via Ashton Vale, Ashton Gate, Cumberland Basin, Spike Island, Redcliff Hill, Temple Meads, Cabot Circus and Broadmead.

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The m3 runs from Emersons Green to the City Centre via Lyde Green Park & Ride, Bristol & Bath Science Park, Emerald Park Industrial Estate, the University of the West of England (UWE), Cabot Circus and the City Centre.

The m3x is an express commuter service based on the m3 route, which doesn’t stop at UWE, Stoke Park or Begbrook.

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Published date25/11/2021Published time20:00

We recommend you wear a face covering on your bus, unless you’re exempt. Please also keep windows open at all times to help with ventilation. https://t.co/Ha6YpmwfOT


Published date23/11/2021Published time11:50

Please note that all metrobus services are diverted due to this closure. Alternative stopping arrangements can be found on the page as well as the diversion routes. LP #twbus https://t.co/2AIaXQ1Mr9

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