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Filton Flyer community bus service launched

Posted on Tuesday 10th December 2013 at 5:22 pm by SH (Editor)

Launch of the Filton Flyer 555 bus service.

Chairman of South Gloucestershire Council Cllr Ian Boulton, members of Southern Brooks Community Partnership and local residents gathered at the Bethany Hall in Filton on Friday (6th December) to launch a new community bus service, the Filton Flyer 555.

The new service began yesterday (Monday 9th December) and will operate on a donations-only basis prior to its official start date on Thursday 19th December.

The minibus will follow a brand new route and timetable which have been based on feedback through public consultation and all journeys will cost just £1.50.

The Filton Flyer 555 will take a circular route, providing an essential bus service for residents of Conygre Road and the wider Filton area, linking them with Bristol Parkway Station, Southmead Hospital, South Gloucestershire & Stroud College (formerly Filton College), supermarkets and other local facilities.

Cllr Ian Boulton said:

“It was a pleasure to officially launch the new Filton Flyer 555 community bus service, which will provide a much needed lifeline for local residents. This new service delivers a valuable transport link for the Filton community and will enable essential access to a variety of amenities including Parkway Station, health services and other isolated areas.”

Filton resident Howard Bowker said:

“I believe this bus service will be a real asset to the community and I hope that the local residents will make full use of it.”

Another local resident, Jenny Stephens, said:

“It’s a good idea. There are a lot of people like me who struggle to get up the hill to the shops and now we have a bus to take us.”

The Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) compliant low-floor minibus is thanks to funding of £50,000 which was awarded through the Local Sustainable Transport Fund (LSTF) to Southern Brooks Community Partnership.

The service will be run and managed by Severnside Transport Ltd, and all profits will go back in to the Four Towns and Vale Link Community Transport charity.

Source: Press release from South Gloucestershire Council.

More info: Timetable for the 555 bus service [PDF]

 

Tags: bus, Filton Flyer

2 Responses to “Filton Flyer community bus service launched”

  1. Alan Hingley Says:

    At last you now have a bus service connecting Conygre Road. I have tried the link above to see what the timetable is – but the link does not work – so could you inform the necessary people so that I can see the time table and if anyone asks me about the service I can print a timetable for t hem

    Alan Hingley

  2. SH (Editor) Says:

    @Alan Hingley: It’s a PDF file, so you’ll need a PDF reader installed on your computer, e.g. http://get.adobe.com/uk/reader/ or http://www.foxitsoftware.com/Secure_PDF_Reader/

    Alternatively, view the timetable as a webpage here: http://bit.ly/IOVIXw

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