BSIP+ money (Tewkesbury improvements)

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BSIP+ money (Tewkesbury improvements)

Post by AdamH » 15:48 Thursday 29th February 2024

Using BSIP+ money, Gloucestershire County Council have issued contracts to improve a number of evening and Sunday services in the county, with the Tewkesbury area getting a significant slice of the pie...

Service 41 running between Ashchurch (Station), Tewkesbury and Cheltenham now has an hourly evening service with the last bus leaving Cheltenham at 2330, or 0030 on Friday and Saturday nights. This change started last month.

Service 71 running between Ashchurch (Station), Tewkesbury and Gloucester also has a new hourly evening service, inter-worked with the 41 to give a 30-minute frequency between Coombe Hill and Ashchurch. Last buses from Gloucester are 2147, or 2247 on Friday and Saturday nights. This is due to start on 3rd March.

Service 71 also has a new Sunday service, with an hourly frequency between 0810 and 1710 over the full route. (41 already had a Sunday service running to 2150).

Elsewhere in the County, NightBus services are being introduced with the N1, N8, N10, and N12, on Friday and Saturday nights. The "N" route numbers are used when the bus departs the terminus after 0100, and have have restrictions on DayTicket use. However, Evening Tickets are valid and they are typically 50% the cost of an equivalent day ticket.

Service 24 that runs between Gloucester, Cinderford, and Coleford will be expanded on Sundays only to Monmouth.

And it's not just Stagecoach using up the BSIP money as Pulhams Coaches will be expanding their 801 service to run between Cheltenham and Chipping Norton, and will also be introducing a new Service R in Cheltenham, to replace Stagecoach Service F that was withdrawn last year due to the driver shortage, and also to give a new link to Bishop's Cleeve.

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Re: BSIP+ money (Tewkesbury improvements)

Post by AdamH » 08:10 Sunday 28th April 2024

Further improvements in Tewkesbury, albeit some time off at the moment, will be the introduction of electric buses on the 41, 71, and T routes, as announced by Gloucestershire County Council... https://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/electricbuses/

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