Number 9 bus link to Clifton Village reinstated

December 20 2016

James Freeman, Managing Director First Bus, was a guest at November’s Bishopston Cotham and Redland NP Forum.

James Freeman, Managing Director First Bus, was a guest at November’s Bishopston Cotham and Redland NP Forum.

He set out the reasons for the recent changes to services and gave an update on the introduction of the revised service and further changes proposed.

As a result of discussions between councillors and First Bus the number 9 link to Clifton Village will be reinstated from January 8th. After St Paul's Road it will travel via the village, Clifton Park, Pembroke Road and then back via Alma Road to Whiteladies Road. The number 8 only will operate via Cotham.

Redland councillor Martin Fodor said: “We also have reassurance for users of the number 505 council-supported bus route around Coldharbour Road. The council did not tender any amendments to the service 505 route as has been rumoured, taking it away from Coldharbour Road, as this was seen to leave residents with access to no bus service, whereas residents on Redland Road have access to service 9 or 72. 

“Although this is reassuring for now please be aware that the future budget cut proposals would reduce funds for supported buses we currently have across the city.”