<![CDATA[Wessex Bus Group News]]> http://www.wessexbus.com/news.html <![CDATA[University of Bath service withdrawal]]> http://www.wessexbus.com/news/UniversityofBathservicewithdrawal_616.html We regret to inform our passengers, that from Friday 22nd September Wessex Bus has decided to withdraw all commercially operated bus services from the University. The decision to withdraw from the University during the 2017/18 academic year was purely a commercial decision, declining passenger numbers and increased pressure from our competitor were contributing factors. Wessex will continue to operate the UoB service between the University and Lower Oldfield Park until this date. The service 20A and 20C will continue to operate to the university under contract to Bath and North East Somerset.

Should passengers have purchased a pass that expires after this date, customers will be entitled to a refund calculated on a pro rata basis and should do so by contacting Wessex Bus directly. Wessex have advised that passengers must provide their receipt of purchase a when applying for a refund. 

Wessex would like to thank its customers for choosing to travel with Wessex Bus and the university for its support over the past 7 years. 

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Fri, 11 Aug 2017 00:00:00 GMT http://www.wessexbus.com/news/UniversityofBathservicewithdrawal_616.html
<![CDATA[Service 51 Sunday Changes ]]> http://www.wessexbus.com/news/Service51SundayChanges_614.html We regret to inform our passengers that from Monday 28th August the Sunday 51 service will be withdrawn. This is due to low passenger footfall on Sunday's, Wessex will continue to operate the service 51 on its current timetable and is working with the local councillors to increase patronage on this service.

We would like to thank our passengers that used our Sunday service over the past year.

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Tue, 01 Aug 2017 00:00:00 GMT http://www.wessexbus.com/news/Service51SundayChanges_614.html
<![CDATA[Wessex to operate the 10, 11, 11A service (Formally 18/18A)]]> http://www.wessexbus.com/news/Wessextooperatethe101111AserviceFormally1818A_613.html Wessex Bus is pleased to announce that we have won the tender of the 10, 11 and 11A services that is currently operated by First Bus known as the 18 and 18A.

The services will commence from Sunday 3rd September, timetables can be found on our website and a downloadable PDF file is available. Fare information will be released within the coming weeks.   

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Tue, 01 Aug 2017 00:00:00 GMT http://www.wessexbus.com/news/Wessextooperatethe101111AserviceFormally1818A_613.html
<![CDATA[Service 90 Withdrawal ]]> http://www.wessexbus.com/news/Service90Withdrawal_607.html  

We have tried to bring in competing services to new areas within the Bristol area, in doing so we have put together special offers and ticket prices far below our competition.

In the case of the 90 we have watched the service change over the last couple of years, this has seen a big re-launch in October 2015  and then over the last 12 months the new vehicles introduced have been removed and the frequency of services reduce.

We registered our services to help fill the gaps of the frequency reductions and to introduce lower fares to the area, however within one week our competitor decided they could increase the frequency on the service and as a result flooded the service with buses. In addition to this, since our service 90 has been introduced several of our drivers have been victims of verbal and physical abuse.

In response to the fierce competition from our competitor and continuing daily driver abuse we will remove our service 90 from 22nd July.

We would like to thank those who travelled with us and supported our service 90 during the short time of operation.

 

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Tue, 18 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMT http://www.wessexbus.com/news/Service90Withdrawal_607.html
<![CDATA[University of Bath Service Changes July 2017]]> http://www.wessexbus.com/news/UniversityofBathServiceChangesJuly2017_606.html We regret to inform our passengers that the service 17 will be withdrawn from Monday 17th July 2017. Due to increased competition from our competitor and operational issues along the route we have made the decision to cease operating this service.

We have however introduced a new service, the UoB will operate between University of Bath to Lower Oldfield Park via the City Centre. The service will operate every 20 minutes Monday to Saturday and every 30 minutes on Sundays.

Decisions to withdraw services are never easy and many months of analysing data have been undertaken prior to any decision being made. We hope the UoB will provide that essential link between the University of Bath and Lower Oldfield Park.

We would like to thank our customers for choosing to travel with Wessex.

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Mon, 03 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMT http://www.wessexbus.com/news/UniversityofBathServiceChangesJuly2017_606.html
<![CDATA[Fare Changes to the 51 Service]]> http://www.wessexbus.com/news/FareChangestothe51Service_605.html Following the withdrawal of bus subsidy on the 51 Service we will be introducing a new fare structure.

Our £1 Single will be increased to £1.50, whilst our £2 single will remain the same, as a incentive to travel in both directions we have introduced a new flat fare return ticket at £2.50 which is available at any point of the route. Our £3 day ticket has also seen an increase to £3.50 standardising this across the Wessex Star Network.

To encourage multiple day travel our Week (£10) and Month (£35) tickets have remained the same price and we have kept our child fare the same.

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Mon, 03 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMT http://www.wessexbus.com/news/FareChangestothe51Service_605.html
<![CDATA[Service Changes - September 2017]]> http://www.wessexbus.com/news/ServiceChanges-September2017_603.html From September 2017 there will be a number of changes to our council operated services, these are summarised below;

Service 505: The service will now operate half hourly daytime and hourly evenings between Long Ashton Park and Ride and Southmead Hospital. The service will be operated by CT Plus.

Service 506: The service will now terminate at Broadmead and no longer continue to the Create Centre. There will be a shuttle bus to connect with this service from the Create Centre until the commencement of the Ashton Vale to Temple Meads MetroBus service. The service will be operated by CT Plus.

Service 508: No changes.

Service 511: No changes to the service, however it will now be operated by CT Plus.

Service 512: No changes to the service, however it will now be operated by CT Plus.

Service 513/514: No changes.

For those passengers who travelled with us on the 505,506,511 and 512 we would like to thank you for your support and custom.

For those passengers who currently use services listed above and wish to cancel automatic renewal of passes, please email comments@wessexbus.com and we will arrange to cancel your payment.

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Tue, 27 Jun 2017 00:00:00 GMT http://www.wessexbus.com/news/ServiceChanges-September2017_603.html
<![CDATA[Service One Withdrawal ]]> http://www.wessexbus.com/news/ServiceOneWithdrawal_601.html We regret to inform our passengers that the service One will be withdrawn from Monday 10th July 2017. Due to declining footfall and increased competition from our competitor we have made the decision to cease operating this service.

Decisions to withdraw services are never easy and many months of analysing data have been undertaken prior to any decision being made.

We would like to thank our customers for choosing to travel with Wessex.

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Fri, 16 Jun 2017 00:00:00 GMT http://www.wessexbus.com/news/ServiceOneWithdrawal_601.html
<![CDATA[Easter Service Schedule ]]> http://www.wessexbus.com/news/EasterServiceSchedule_589.html Wessex Bus Service Levels between Good Friday and Easter Monday.

Thursday 13th April

Normal Service

Good Friday

17 - Bath - Sunday Service
51 - Bristol - Sunday Service
SNF - Bristol - Sunday Service

Saturday 15th April

Normal Saturday Service

Easter Sunday

Normal Sunday Service

Easter Monday

17 - Bath - Sunday Service
51 - Bristol - Sunday Service
SNF - Bristol - Sunday Service

Services that are not listed above will not operate on Good Friday or Easter Monday.

 

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Fri, 07 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT http://www.wessexbus.com/news/EasterServiceSchedule_589.html
<![CDATA[Introducing the new Express service for the University of Bath]]> http://www.wessexbus.com/news/IntroducingthenewExpressservicefortheUniversityofBath_582.html Introducing the UoB service the new Express service for the University of Bath, perfect for when you need to get to or from Uni and don’t want to go into the city. Linking Lower Oldfield Park and University of Bath in under 20 minutes. The service that operates every 20 minutes Monday to Friday provides a express link taking you to and from the university without traveling through the city. Travel for just £1.50 single or £2.30 return or save money and purchase a 10 or 20 journey ticket, meaning each each jouney costs from just 90p. For More info please click here.

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Fri, 31 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT http://www.wessexbus.com/news/IntroducingthenewExpressservicefortheUniversityofBath_582.html