A new bus will serve north-east Somerset from April, where villages have faced being ‘cut off’.

The new 522 bus will run hourly between Odd Down Park and Ride on the outskirts of Bath and Brislington Park and Ride on the outskirts of Bristol, via Radstock, Midsomer Norton and Keynsham.

Crucially, it will also serve several villages in north-east Somerset that have faced a cut, with buses across the district due to be phased out in April and June this year.

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42 publicly supported bus services are being cut across the west of England this year after the three councils that make up the combined authority (Bath and North East Somerset Council, Bristol City Council and South Gloucestershire) voted not to increase the combined authority. transportation financing, despite inflation in the cost of running buses.

Of the 42 buses that will stop running, 19 are in North East Somerset.

Timsbury’s mum, Katie Traw, said: “We are being cut off from everything – groups of babies and toddlers, the nearest towns, friends and family. For those of us who can’t drive and have young children, it means losing the ability socializes with other moms and little ones in groups that take place outside of town.


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