Details of new bus service

Following a competitive tender, BANES council have awarded a contract for the bus service to Bathampton to Wessex Bus, starting 5 September 2016. It will run as service 12, every 40 minutes during the daytime on Mondays to Saturdays, to the city centre and on to Oldfield Park and Haycombe Cemetery.

The route between Bathampton and the city centre will be the same as current route 4.

The timetable is published on Traveline.

Information on the number 4 bus service

It has been brought to our attention that some passengers have been informed by their driver that the number 4 bus service is being withdrawn from 1 September.

Our chairman has spoken to Andy Strong, from the Bath & Northeast Somerset Council public transport team, and he has confirmed that the number 4 will no longer run to Bathampton. He went on to say that it will be replaced by a daytime service to the bus station provided by Wessex running every 40 minutes.

He confirmed that pensioner passes will still be accepted, but not First passes. Passengers will instead have to buy the Bath Rider pass if they want to use non Wessex services for their onward journey or Wessex passes.

To avoid confusion about the current service, there will not be any official communication until August, we have asked Mr Strong to provide content for the August Parish newsletter.