An X74 bus waits at the Willow Brook Centre, Bradley Stoke.

X74 falls victim to SGC subsidy cut

Note: This article was originally published in the BSJ magazine on 3rd September, i.e. a day before the X74 service was withdrawn. The X74 ‘express’ bus service linking Bradley Stoke with Bristol city centre, via the University of the West of England (UWE) and the M32, is being withdrawn from 4th September because the operator claims the number of passengers

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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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