#AYearOfBuses 139: Bath & Bristol direct

Bath and Bristol X39

It’s to the West of England once more for us here on #AYearOfBuses! We’re going back to Bath for a look at one of the region’s most important bus routes. First West of England’s X39 connects the Somerset city of Bath with its friendly neighbour, Bristol. There’s a bus every 12-15 mins through the daytime, […]

#AYearOfBuses 71: Bower Ashton – Frenchay


It’s back to Bristol for day 71 on #AYearOfBuses to take a look at the bus linking two of the city’s biggest university campuses with the city centre. First’s 71 runs every 7-8 mins (alongside its sister route, the 70) between UWE’s Bower Ashton Campus in the south west of the city, through the city […]

#AYearOfBuses 48: Bristol – UWE Frenchay Campus

First Enviro400VE

Today on #AYearOfBuses, we’re checking out a revolutionary trial of ‘virtual electric’ buses in Bristol. Two Alexander Dennis Enviro400VE (Virtual Electrics) are now in service with First West of England in Bristol, running on route 48A between the City Centre and UWE’s Frenchay Campus to the north of the city. These buses are particularly unique […]

#AYearOfBuses 33: m3 Emersons Green – Bristol


Day 33 on #AYearOfBuses takes us to Bristol, and to the¬†first route to open on the city’s new rapid transit network, Metrobus. Metrobus m3 was the first of three routes to begin running on the new, high-quality rapid bus operation in Bristol. Using a fleet of bespoke branded Alexander Dennis Enviro400 MMCs, the route runs […]

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