Bus route to change operator from September
PUBLISHED: 15:55 27 July 2019
A bus route which connects people of North Somerset to South Gloucestershire will change operator.
First West of England has announced the X5 service from Weston to Cribbs Causeway, via Portishead and Clevedon, will be transferred to Stagecoach West on September 1.
First confirmed there will be no change to prices or frequency of the service as a result of the change and no jobs will be lost, and staff will be redeployed to other routes.
James Freeman, First's managing director, said: "We have worked hard on making this route, worked by our Weston staff, reliable over recent years, but we have reached the conclusion it would be better run from the opposite end.
"We have therefore made the decision to concentrate on our main Excel network and transfer this route to Stagecoach, who I hope will be able to keep the service running so our customers can still rely on the bus."