Severn Express and X5 bus routes to transfer from First Bus to Stagecoach
Bus operator First West of England has announced that the operation of the Severn Express service from Newport to Bristol and the X5 service from Weston to Cribbs Causeway will be transferred from First to Stagecoach West on 1st September.
There will be no change to the frequency of the service as a result of this change in September and no jobs will be lost at First West of England who will redeploy staff to other routes.
James Freeman, Managing Director of First West of England said:
“We have invested a lot in these routes in recent times to make them reliable and encourage passengers to use the service, however they remain challenging for us to run.
“We have therefore reluctantly made the decision to concentrate on our core business and transfer both routes to Stagecoach, who I hope will be able be able to keep the service running so that our customers can still rely on the bus.”