Free bus trips on offer
PUBLISHED: 17:00 07 November 2013
PEOPLE living and working in North Somerset will be able to travel for free on a new bus service set up to improve public transport in the area.
From Monday until December 27 there will be no charge for trips on the new A2 bus service, which is operated by First.
The A2 will link Yatton, Claverham, Congresbury, Langford, Bristol Airport, Backwell and Nailsea and interchange with bus, rail and airport connections.
Cllr Elfan Ap Rees, North Somerset Council’s executive member for highways and transport said: “The new A2 bus service is the missing link for people in the central part of North Somerset who want to travel around the area and connect to work and leisure opportunities in Bristol and Weston.
“It also increases the options for people who are looking for employment in the area as well as widening the pool of potential staff for businesses who are recruiting.”
The service will run hourly from Monday to Friday in peak times to benefit commuters and shift workers from Weston, Bristol and Nailsea travelling to work in the area.
The A2 connects with the A38 and A370 bus routes, interchanging with the X1 Bristol to Weston service at Congresbury and Backwell, 121 Bristol to Weston service at Langford and Bristol Airport and X8 Clevedon and Portishead service at Nailsea.
People travelling by train can also take advantage of A2 bus stops at Yatton and Nailsea and Backwell stations.
The service has been set up through the Department for Transport’s Local Sustainable Transport Fund to improve links in and around North Somerset.
It will run hourly in both directions from 5.07am to 12.15pm and 3.50pm-6.45pm.
For more details or a timetable visit www.travelwest.info/A2link
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