Bridport to Yeovil bus route saved

Dorset Echo: Bridport to Yeovil bus route saved Bridport to Yeovil bus route saved

It has been announced that First's Service 47 which runs between Bridport to Yeovil via Beaminster and Crewkerne has been saved by Dorset County Council.

 

First was due to withdraw the service in the New Year because it was becoming increasingly unviable to run. Dorset County Council has now stepped in and the service will now be run under contract to the local authority until June 2014 initially.

Commenting on the decision, Dervla McKay, General Manager for First Dorset says: “We very much appreciate Dorset County Council offering its support in helping us to continue this service.

"We hope its re-introduction will prompt more people to start using it again to ensure we can keep it running for the foreseeable future.”

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5:22pm Fri 20 Dec 13

Zummerzet Lad says...

Back in Southern National's day they had 16 seater shuttle buses powered by ford transit engines which no doubt more economical than a full sized bus.
So why not buy smaller sized buses which match passenger numbers and less costly.
Nippy Bus in Yeovil area operates smaller buses on all their routes and seem to do OK.
Back in Southern National's day they had 16 seater shuttle buses powered by ford transit engines which no doubt more economical than a full sized bus. So why not buy smaller sized buses which match passenger numbers and less costly. Nippy Bus in Yeovil area operates smaller buses on all their routes and seem to do OK. Zummerzet Lad

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