Bus services for Bristol shopping

A NEW bus route taking Nailsea shoppers to Broadmead and Cabot Circus is starting on November 5, while two local routes are being dropped.

North Somerset Coaches will be running a two-hourly bus, route 55, from Silver Street, Kingshill, Hannah More Road, Hazelbury Road and Link Road in Nailsea.

The Nailsea firm, which is based in Southfield Road, is also re-introducing a direct link to Cribbs Causeway in Bristol, on Thursdays at 9am.

However, service two – Backwell to Nailsea – and four – Nailsea local circular – are being withdrawn due to costs.

David Fricker, proprietor of North Somerset Coaches, said: “It is very disappointing to announce that we have to withdraw services two and four around Nailsea.

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“We’ve worked extremely hard over the past four years to provide the residents of Nailsea and Backwell with a good quality and reliable local service using low-floor buses.

“However, with costs continually rising, we can no longer operate the services at a loss because the viability of the entire business would be at risk.”

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Service 55 will now begin covering parts of the two and four routes in Nailsea.

New timetables are available from Nailsea Library, PS Travel and Gilly’s Caf� or from www.northsomersetcoaches.co.uk

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