New local bus service launches in Weston-super-Mare with free week of travel
Next week (Monday 25 April) sees the launch of a new bus route in Weston-super-Mare after North Somerset Council stepped in to save local services.
Following the withdrawal of a number of commercially-operated bus services in the area, the council has awarded a new supported bus contract to Stagecoach West, and is offering passengers free travel on the service for the first week of operation.
From next Monday 25 April the new number 50 service will run hourly from early morning to early evening Monday to Saturday, in both directions between West Wick and Hutton.
The new service will run from 7am to 7.45pm, calling at Worle, Worlebury, Grove Park, Weston town centre, Uphill, Weston General Hospital and Bleadon, to cover the areas served by the 2, 4, 5 and 6 routes which are being withdrawn by First Bus on Sunday 24 April.
The timetable and route map for the new service 50 is available at travelwest.info along with all other locally-available routes.