Category transport

Council steps in to save crucial bus services

Somerset County Council is funding vital replacement services on two key routes in the county due to be withdrawn by the operator. First West of England announced in the summer it was discontinuing the 126 service from Wells to Weston-super-Mare and evening services on Monday to Friday on the D2 between Bath and Frome from […]

Resurfacing and drainage work for Taunton’s busy A38 Wellington Road

Somerset County Council is carrying out significant repairs to one of Taunton’s major thoroughfares next month. The Council’s Highways Team has identified the need for resurfacing and drainage works on the A38 Wellington Road, including Compass Hill. There will be two programmes of work – first from 3 October to 7 October, the team will […]

Discounted fare set to be introduced on Park and Ride

A new £1 bus fare becomes effective on Taunton’s Park and Ride service from the beginning of September to coincide with the expected reopening of the Toneway junction. The service will cost just £1 for a single and £2 for a return from Monday 5 September in line with a new fare structure to be […]

Council steps in to save crucial bus service

Somerset County Council has provided a lifeline for bus users in Frome by stepping in to run an under-threat bus route with its own fleet. The number 30 bus service which connects communities around Frome was set to end on Saturday (20 August) when the current commercial operator confirmed it could no longer operate the […]

New £1 fare for Taunton and more evening buses in Somerset

Bus users will soon be able to travel anywhere in the Taunton area for just £1 The new fare structure is part of an £11.9 million package of measures being introduced by Somerset County Council as part of Somerset’s Bus Service Improvement Plan and includes proposals for new evening and weekend services on some routes.Earlier […]

Bus it – you know it makes sense

As fuel prices spiral during the ongoing cost-of-living crisis Somerset County Council and Somerset Bus Partnership are joining forces to encourage people to ‘BUS IT’. The campaign aims to highlight that with households under financial pressure buses have never been more relevant, offering a cheaper travel alternative and the chance to save on fuel and […]

Teams on standby to protect road surfaces in extreme heat

Somerset County Council’s gritters will be mobilised to treat ‘melting’ road surfaces as the county prepares for extreme temperatures in the next few days. With an Amber Weather Warning in place and Temperatures set to hit 29C this weekend and climbing to 35C early next week, road temperatures could become high enough for the asphalt […]

Final push to complete replacement of hazardous retaining wall

A challenging scheme to completely rebuild a crumbling retaining wall along a stretch of one of Somerset’s busiest transport arteries is nearing completion. Excellent progress is being made on the A30 at Haselbury Plucknett with work nearing the final stages of completion. Now in order to complete the scheme, there will need to be overnight […]

A371 set for urgent drainage and resurfacing works

A key Somerset road is the focus for important repairs this summer to protect the surface from flooding and ice during the winter months. Somerset County Council’s Highways Team is replacing drainage channels and gullies which are badly deteriorated on a stretch of the A371 near Wincanton in readiness for adverse weather. The work is […]

Planning a journey in Somerset? Think Travel can help

A new one-stop travel information website has been launched by Somerset County Council to support more local people to access public and community transport. If you don’t own a car – or you want to leave it at home and travel more sustainably, Think Travel can help you with your transport options. Whether it’s getting […]