First Bus Xmas and New Year info

First have made some changes to their bus services across Bristol, Somerset and Avon for the festive period.

In addition to operating on Wednesday 28, Thursday 29, Friday 30, Saturday 31 Dec and Tuesday 3 January, the company will also now operate services on Tuesday 27 December and Monday 2 January.  

Buses in Bristol city, and from Bristol bus station:

Christmas Eve - Saturday 24 December
Normal Saturday service

Christmas Day - Sunday 25 December
No service

Boxing Day - Monday 26 December
No service, although the Bristol Flyer - connecting Bristol with Bristol Airport - will operate a Sunday service.

Bank Holiday Tuesday 27 December
Sunday timetables will operate on all services, although the Bristol Flyer will operate a normal Monday - Friday service.

Wednesday 28, Thursday 29 and Friday 30 December
A normal Saturday service will operate in Bristol, although Service 8/9 (Temple Meads - Clifton / Redland) and Service 36 (Centre - Withywood) will have bespoke timetables for this day.

New Years Eve Saturday 31 December
A normal Saturday service will operate in Bristol, although Service 8/9 and Service 36 (Centre - Withywood) will have bespoke timetables for this day.

New Years Day Sunday 1 January
The following services will operate, under contract to the local authority: Services 18 (Emersons Green - Southmead Hospital), 44/45 (Centre - Kingswood / Longwell Green), 70 (Temple Meads/ Centre - UWE), 73 (Centre - Cribbs Causeway), 309 / 310 (Bristol - Thornbury), 342 (Bristol - Chipping Sodbury), 359 (Bristol - Portishead), 362 / 363 (Bristol - Clevedon).  The Bristol Flyer Airport service will run a normal Sunday service.

Bank Holiday Monday 2 January
Sunday timetables will operate on all services, although the Bristol Flyer will operate a normal Monday - Friday service.

Tuesday 3 January
Normal service resumes

Buses in Weston-Super-Mare:

Christmas Eve - Saturday 24 December
Normal Saturday service

Christmas Day - Sunday 25 December
No Service

Boxing Day - Monday 26 December
No service.

Bank Holiday Tuesday 27 December
Sunday services will operate. In addition there will be an extra early morning journey (0832 journey from Preanes
Green) on service 3B (Preanes Green- Mead Vale - Town Centre - Bournville - Searle Crescent)

Wednesday 28, Thursday 29 and Friday 30 December
Saturday services will operate on each of these days.

New Years Eve Saturday 31 December
Saturday services will operate.

New Years Day Sunday 1 January
The following services will operate a Sunday timetable, under contract to the local authority: Service 3B  (Preanes Green- Mead Vale - Town Centre - Bournville - Searle Crescent), Service 5A (Worle - Upper Bristol Road - Town Centre - Uphill - Hospital), Service 5B (Worle - Balmoral Way - Town Centre - Uphill - Hospital - Hutton), Service 7 (Worle - Oldmixon), Service 14A (Worle - Hospital), Service 126 - evening journeys only (Weston-super-Mare -Wells). No other services will operate.

Bank Holiday Monday 2 January
Sunday services will operate. In addition there will be an extra early morning journey (0832 journey from Preanes Green) on service 3B (Preanes Green- Mead Vale - Town Centre - Bournville - Searle Crescent).

Tuesday 3 January
Normal service resumes

Buses in Taunton and Bridgwater:

Christmas Eve - Saturday 24 December
Normal Saturday services will operate.

Christmas Day - Sunday 25 December
No Service

Boxing Day - Monday 26 December
No service

Bank Holiday Tuesday 27 December

Sunday services will operate

Wednesday 28, Thursday 29 and Friday 30 December
Normal Saturday services will operate although Service 1 in Bridgwater (North Sydenham - Rhode Lane) and Services 1 /
1A (Wellsprings - Calder Crescent / Juniper Crescent), 22 / 22A (Taunton - Wellington - Tonedale / Rockwell Green), 23 (West Bagborough/Cotford St Luke - Bishops Lydeard - Taunton) and 23B (Williton - Stogursey - Taunton) in Taunton will have bespoke timetables for these days.  

New Years Eve Saturday 31 December
Normal Saturday services will operate although Service 1 in Bridgwater (North Sydenham - Rhode Lane) and Services 1 /
1A (Wellsprings - Calder Crescent / Juniper Crescent), 22 / 22A (Taunton - Wellington - Tonedale / Rockwell Green), 23 (West Bagborough/Cotford St Luke - Bishops Lydeard - Taunton) and 23B (Williton - Stogursey - Taunton) in Taunton will have bespoke timetables for this day.  

New Years Day Sunday 1 January
No service.  

Bank Holiday Monday 2 January
Sunday services will operate.

Tuesday 3 January
Normal service resumes

Buses in Bath and Wells:

Christmas Eve - Saturday 24 December
Normal Saturday services will operate.

Christmas Day - Sunday 25 December
No Service

Boxing Day - Monday 26 December
No service.

Bank Holiday Tuesday 27 December
Sunday timetables will operate all on services with the exception of Service 332 (Bath - Bristol) which will follow its public holiday timetable.

Wednesday 28, Thursday 29 and Friday 30 December
Most services will operate a normal Saturday timetable, with some routes also seeing some additional journeys added
in.  Services 1 (Bus Station - Combe Down), 2 (City Centre - Ensleigh), 4 (Bus Station - Bathampton - Bus Station), 10 (Bus Station - Southdown), 18  (Lower Oldfield Park - University of Bath), 231/232 (Bath - Chippenham), 264/265 (Bath - Warminster), 271 (Bath - Devizes), 272 (Bath - Easterton), 273 (Bath - Easterton) will all run, but against a special timetable. Customers are advised to check the website for details. Services 21 (Newbridge - Bath,  Park and Ride), 31 (Lansdown - Bath, Park and Ride), 41 (Odd Down -  Bath, Park and Ride) and 379 (Bristol - Shepton Mallet) will operate a Monday-Friday
timetable.  Customers are advised to check the website or speak to customer service for specific details

New Years Eve Saturday 31 December
While most buses will operate the normal Saturday service, some routes, specifically Services 1 (Bus Station - Combe
Down), 2 (City Centre - Ensleigh), 4 (Bus Station - Bathampton - Bus Station), 10 (Bus Station - Southdown), 18  (Lower Oldfield Park - University of Bath), 231/232 (Bath - Chippenham), 264/265 (Bath - Warminster), 271 (Bath - Devizes), 272 (Bath - Easterton), 273 (Bath - Easterton) will operate bespoke timetables on New Years Eve.   Customers are advised
to check the website or speak to customer service for specific details.

New Years Day Sunday 1 January
The following services will operate a Public Holiday timetable, under contract to the local authority: Services 2 (City Centre - Ensleigh), 6/7 (Bus Station - Fairfield Park / Larkhall), 12A (Bus Station - Whiteway), 13 (Foxhill - Bathford), 17 (Upper Weston
- Kingsway), 173 (Bath - Wells), 178 (Bath - Midsomer Norton), 179 (Bath - Midsomer Norton), 332 (Bath - Bristol), 376 (Bristol - Street). No other services will operate.

Bank Holiday Monday 2 January
Sunday services will operate all on services with the exception of Service 332 (Bath - Bristol) which will follow the public holiday timetable.

Tuesday 3 January

Normal service resumes.

For more information about First or to view and download timetables, log onto: www.firstgroup.com/bristol.
Customers wanting independent help and advice planning bus journeys can also use Traveline, on 0871 200 2233, or using the Journey Planning tools, which are powered by Traveline, on the First website.
Customers can also get up to date information about service disruptions from First twitter feed for Bristol, Somerset and Avon. The account, which broadcasts messages about local bus services only, can be found at www.twitter.com/FirstBSA

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