Tag Archives: public transport

Have your say on the future of public transport in Somerset

Somerset residents are invited to have their say on a new strategy which shapes the future of public transport provision in the county. Somerset County Council’s draft Passenger Transport Strategy sets out more ambitious aims for bus and rail travel. It strives to deliver an integrated quality bus, community transport and rail network by working […]

Opening the gate for a new bus service for Yeovil housing estate

Work is due to start next week on a bus gate that will allow a new bus route to serve a Yeovil housing estate and provide links to other key destinations in the town. The bus gate will be built to link Sandlewood Close with Hudson Road and is essential for South West Coaches to […]

Council steps in following Nippybus decision to cease operating

Somerset County Council has stepped in to organise alternative transport after a local bus company ceased to operate. The Council was given no prior notice of a decision by Nippybus taken late yesterday (Sunday) to cease operating with immediate effect. Nippybus ran several school and public bus contracts as well as a number of demand […]

Bus route funding extended

  Emergency County Council funding for a Wells to Burnham bus service is being extended until July so work on a community-funded replacement can continue. Emergency funding for the 67 service has been in place since the collapse of Webberbus last year. It ends on 4 March but constructive discussions have been ongoing between parishes, […]

Council listens to the public on community travel changes

Proposals to reduce a discretionary subsidy for free bus pass holders using community transport have been changed following a public consultation, Somerset County Council said today. Following residents’ feedback, the Council has decided to scrap a proposed drop in its 50 per cent discretionary subsidy for free bus pass users who use community transport, by […]

Bus services could be protected following public consultation

A number of key bus routes in Somerset could be protected following a comprehensive public consultation which saw hundreds of bus users have their say. Somerset County Council asked members of the public for their views on a number of potential changes to bus services at the end of last year. More than 1,300 people […]

Have your say on the future of Somerset bus services and bus pass use

Somerset residents who use bus services subsidised by Somerset County Council are being urged to have their say on proposed changes to routes and concessionary fares. Two separate consultations have opened today (Monday 9 November) and will close on Monday 11 January 2016. If approved, they will come into effect in Spring 2016. The proposals […]

Long awaited crossing to be installed on busy A39 Main Road in Coxley

Work to build a new pedestrian crossing on the A39 Main Road in Coxley between Wells and Glastonbury is due to start next week. Members of the community, supported by former County Councillor Ron Forrest, have long campaigned for a safe crossing point. Funding for a Puffin crossing has now been approved as part of […]