New bus operator to put on extra services

October 04 2016

BUS operator Stagecoach has started running services in the Yate and Chipping Sodbury area.

Cllr Colin Hunt, James O’Neil - Commercial Manager at Stagecoach, Wayne Johnson - South Gloucestershire Council’s Public Transport Manager, Peter Sheldon - Engineering Director at Stagecoach, Mark King - South Gloucestershire Council’s Head of StreetCare and Transport

BUS operator Stagecoach has started running services in the Yate and Chipping Sodbury area.
The new routes also provide links from surrounding villages to local facilities, as well as allowing passengers to make onward connections.
Among the buses operated by Stagecoach are services 84, 85, 86 and 620.
The 84 is a circular route going in an anti-clockwise direction from Wotton-under-Edge through Charfield, Cromhall, Wickwar, Chipping Sodbury and Yate, back to Chipping Sodbury and on to Horton, Hawkesbury Upton, Hillesley and Alderley before returning to Wotton.
It runs alongside a new 85 service that covers the same circular route as the 84 but in a clockwise direction.
Both the 84 and 85 buses also link with the 86 service in Yate, providing a connection to Kingswood and re-introducing a service to Longwell Green leisure centre.
Meanwhile the 620 service runs between Tetbury and Bath via Chipping Sodbury, Yate, Westerleigh and Pucklechurch.
Passengers can go online to www.travelinesw.com to get full details.
Councillor Colin Hunt, South Gloucestershire Council’s lead member for transport, said: “A growing number of our residents are choosing to use the bus and we look forward to working with Stagecoach to continue that trend.”