First West of England announces service alterations for Weston-super-Mare
In response to advice from the Department of Transport and after consultation with the transport authorities including WECA, bus operator First West of England will be adjusting some its services in Weston-super-Mare from Sunday 24th January 2021 to reflect reduced customer demand across the region during lockdown.
It is expected that many of these service alterations will be for the duration of the lockdown period, but all services remain under constant review.
Among the key changes to timetables and operating services is the continued suspension of several schools-only services and the adjustment of some timetables to reflect the reduced demand from customers, especially around peak times.
James Freeman, Managing Director of First West of England, said: “We are regularly monitoring what is needed to get our customers moving safely and reliably. These altered timetables will ensure that the number of buses in operation meet the needs of those who must undertake essential travel
in line with Government guidance.
“We remind all customers that it is a legal requirement to wear a face covering when travelling by public transport, unless you fall within the Government’s specified exemptions and everyone should adhere to this to help protect each other. Social distancing measures remain in place on all our buses and we also encourage customers to take advantage of contactless payment if possible, to make boarding faster and safer.
“We’d like to thank all our customers for their ongoing patience and cooperation.”
Service 3 (Worle - Searle Crescent)
From Monday to Friday, there will be slight a reduction in frequency of Service 3, with journeys running every 20 minutes, rather than every 12/15 minutes.
Service 7 (Worle - Haywood Village)
From Monday to Friday, there will be slight a reduction in frequency of Service 7, with journeys running every 20 minutes, rather than every 12/15 minutes.
Service X5s (School service: Weston-super-Mare - Clevedon)
Service X5s, which operates journeys Monday to Friday mornings from Clevedon to Weston-super-Mare exclusively for Weston College students, will be suspended.
For the latest timetable information please visit www.firstbus.co.uk/coronaviruswoe