First to Operate Service 2A to Replace Cancelled Service 51
Following the announcement that Wessex Bus are to cease operating Service 51 between Bristol City Centre and Hengrove Park from 1 September 2018, First is pleased to announce a partial replacement in the form of new Service 2A.
Service 2A will start on Monday 3 September 2018 and operate every 30 minutes Monday to Friday between approximately 0630 and 1930 between Bristol City Centre and Rookery Farm. Starting from The Horsefair in the City Centre, Service 2A will follow the same route as Service 51 through to Belland Drive and will operate via Bristol Temple Meads, Wells Road and Broad Walk.
While Service 2A will not operate as frequently as Service 51, it will ensure that South Bristol communities remain connected with the Broad Walk Shopping Centre and Bristol Temple Meads. There will be no evening or Saturday timetable initially, however, this is something that First will review.
First will operate Service 2A on an entirely commercial basis and will not receive any financial support from Bristol City Council.