Service changes to the D1, D2, D3 and 179 in Bath and Wiltshire
First West of England has announced some changes to services running between Bath and a number of destinations in Wiltshire, effective from 10 November.
Service D1: from Monday to Saturday Service D1 will operate every 30 minutes between Bath and Trowbridge (Westbury Link Road) with one bus an hour continuing onwards to Warminster. Journeys to Salisbury continue to operate every two hours. There are some alterations to running times and departure times on the majority of journeys so customers are advised to check the new timetables when available. The service to Wiltshire College will stop on Bradley Road to avoid congestion on the approach to the College and improve reliability.
The Sunday service operates hourly to Warminster via Trowbridge. This doubles the frequency of buses between Trowbridge and Warminster.
Service D2: Buses will operate every 30 minutes in peak and every hour off peak Monday to Friday. There are alterations to the departure and running times of all journeys so please check the timetable (here). On Saturdays buses will operate every 30 minutes in peak, which is extended on a Saturday to reflect customer travel patterns, and hourly off peak. Sunday buses operate every two hours as currently with slightly revised running times.
All service D2 will operate the same route in Frome. Buses will travel via Brunel Way (The Clink) in both directions; from Frome Marketplace buses will operate via Critchill to Sainsbury’s and return via The Butts. The Sunday service will continue to operate every two hours as currently with slightly revised running times, so again customers are advised to check the timetable before setting off on their journey.
Service D3: there are no changes to the route of Service D3. Buses will run every 30 minutes during peak time and hourly off peak from Monday to Friday. However there are some departure and running time alterations so customers are advised to check the timetable. On Saturdays buses will operate every 30 minutes in peak which is extended on a Saturday to reflect customer travel patterns and hourly off peak. .Sunday buses operate every two hours to Urchfont as currently with revised running times.
Service 179 operates under contract to Bath and North East Somerset Council and, following a re-tendering process, will now be operated by CT Coaches. There will be some changes to the service. Full Information is available on buses and customers requiring further information can contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
First’s network tickets will no longer be sold or accepted on service 179 but passengers who currently have First season tickets will be able to use them on service 179 until 30 November 2019. Refunds for mTicket customers will need to e-mail: email@example.com. Refunds for paper tickets will be available from the Commercial Officer, First West of England, Easton Road, Bristol BS5 0DZ.