A First West of England bus, pictured in Bristol city centre.

New bus route will provide direct link to Southmead Hospital

A new bus service being introduced by First from Sunday 23rd August will introduce a much called-for direct link between Bradley Stoke and Southmead Hospital. The new 77 service, which will operate hourly Monday to Saturday daytime, will also serve another major local hospital, the Bristol Royal Infirmary. Running between Thornbury and Bristol city centre, the new service will follow

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New no. 83 bus service between Kingswood and Thornbury via Bradley Stoke.

New bus service to restore daytime link between Brook Way and Parkway Station

A new bus service being introduced by First on 3rd November will restore the daytime link between the southern section of Brook Way and Bristol Parkway Station, which was lost when the 73 and 74 routes were merged in August 2013. This new 83 service will provide journey opportunities between Thornbury and Kingswood, while also serving Almondsbury, Bradley Stoke, Parkway, UWE (Frenchay

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[Letter] The need for a bus service between Bradley Stoke and Southmead Hospital

Dear Editor, I write this in connection with the poor public transportation facilities from Bradley Stoke to Southmead Hospital. As you all know, many medical professionals and staff members working for the hospital live in Bradley Stoke. The majority of the town’s population also relies upon Southmead hospital for their specialist health care. The parking situation at the hospital is

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A First West of England bus, pictured in Bristol city centre.

Bus late again? Help compile our travel survey and we’ll ask First for answers

Following numerous reports on social media channels that the reliability of Bradley Stoke’s bus services has deteriorated in recent months, The Journal is today launching a survey of readers’ travel experiences, with the intention of building up an evidence base that can be presented to service operators, local councils and regulators. We are asking users of the 73, X73 and

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