Bus route is changed back

December 23 2013

A BUS service, operating in Bishopston, is to be reverted back to its original route after a series of complaints by users. However, the bus is not to be re-routed until April.

A BUS service, operating in Bishopston, is to be reverted back to its original route after a series of complaints by users. However, the bus is not to be re-routed until April.
The petition, which called on public transport provider, First, to reinstate the number 20 bus route to King's Drive, was put forward by local councillor, Daniella Radice.
First re-routed the bus along Kellaway Avenue during the summer, which has meant that residents in the King's Drive area have had to climb hills to access their nearest bus.
The reason behind the change in bus route was because parked cars on King's Drive were slowing down the service.
Ms Radice said: "I am pleased that the number 20 bus is to be returned to its previous route, although we will have to wait until April. Thanks to all who have helped to campaign to get it back."
Simon Ford, commercial manager at First, said: "We are already operating a smaller bus on service 20, however, are not in a position to change the route back any earlier than 13 April 2014, due to the various regulations we have to comply with."