Bus and airport links running ‘limited service’ in ‘treacherous’ conditions
PUBLISHED: 11:15 03 March 2018 | UPDATED: 11:37 03 March 2018
Public transport across North Somerset is operating a ‘limited service’ today (Saturday) as roads remain ‘challenging’.
North Somerset Council had gritters out overnight across the district trying to clear the main road networks as temperatures rose above freezing.
However the police are asking people to only drive ‘if necessary’, saying the roads are ‘still treacherous’.
First West of England will be restarting its bus services this morning although they are limited.
A company spokesman said: “An assessment of our routes early this morning showed many parts of our network will continue to be affect by road condition, but other areas run a normal Saturday service.
“We want to advise people to check before travelling, allow extra time because services may operate at a reduced frequency, may include diversions and as a result may take longer than usual.”
The following bus routes are up and running:
• A2 – Suspended
• A3 – Operating normal route
• X1 – Operating via A370 but unable to serve Long Ashton
• X2 – Operating via A370 Rhodyate Hill but unable to serve Claverham
• X3 – Unable to serve Portishead Marina, Sainsburys Sheepway or Upper Portishead, Combe Road, Avon Road. Operating via Portbury Hundred, harbour Road, High Street turning around and operating back towards Bristol
• X4 – Unable to service Sheepway or Upper Portishead, Combe Road or Avon Road. Operating also Portbury Hundred then along normal route to High Street before turning around and heading to Bristol.
• X5 – Operating via Southern Way and Six Ways, unable to serve Millcross, Valley Road, Yeolands Drive, Wellington Terrace, Avon Way and Down Road.
• X6 – Operating along Southern Way, unable to serve Wellington Terrace.
• X8 – Operating through Nailsea Park – very limited service
• X9 – Operating evert except Nailsea South.
• Trains from Plymouth/Penzance to London Paddington are now running but with some delay.
• There is a reduce South Wales service with trains not operating west of Bridgend.
• There are still reduced services between Weston and Bristol Temple Meads and Bristol Parkway.
• Customers who bought tickets in advance to travel Thursday to Sunday can use their tickets to the end of play on Monday.
• Bristol Airport is open and operational, however travellers are being advised to contact their airlines directly to find out about the status of their flights.
The company tweeted: “Road conditions at and around the airport remain challenging and drivers should proceed with care.”
• We will update this section with information about road closures as we have it.