About Us

First in Dorset & South Somerset is the major provider of local bus services in Weymouth and Bridport where we run 75 buses and employ in excess of 150 drivers.

First in Dorset work closely with:

  • Dorset County Council...looking at innovative ways to meet the challenging demands that the 2012 Olympic Sailing event will place on the area.
  • Devon County Council…delivering the award winning X53 Jurassic Coast bus service, with an investment of £870,000 worth of new vehicles.

The Jurassic Cost is England's only natural World Heritage site and the bus is an ideal way to go and explore.

We run a special range of summer services to meet the needs of the holidaymakers visiting the beautiful South Dorset area. These include open-top buses running between Weymouth and Portland Bill proving views of the stunning Chesil Beach. We also provide regular services to and from the popular holiday parks at Littlesea and Waterside. Look out for the specially painted buses advertising the parks!

Management Team
Regional Managing Director Justin Davies
Regional Finance Planning Director Amelia Price
Regional Commercial and Business Growth Director Marc Reddy
Service Delivery Director South Coast Chris Bainbridge
Regional Engineering Standards Director Chris Jones
General Manager Dervla McKay
Employee Director David McVie

Company details

First Hampshire and Dorset Limited. Registered in England and Wales No. 01999120. Registered office: Empress Road, Southampton, SO14 0JW.