Express bus service links Aztec West and Emersons Green
A NEW express bus service linking Aztec West and Emersons Green has begun.
The new X18 service, operated by First Bus, runs around the northern fringe of Bristol and started on January 2.
The route serves the Emersons Green Science Park, UWE's Frenchay Campus, the MOD Abbey Wood site, Filton Abbey Wood Railway Station and Aztec West. Some journeys also extend to and from the Kings Chase Centre in Kingswood.The new service complements the existing Service 18, Emersons Green to Southmead, which First operates under contract to South Gloucestershire Council as part of the Local Sustainable Transport Fund initiative.
As awareness of the new express service grows, its popularity amongst commuters who want to travel via the A4174 ring road to get to and from work destinations quickly is expected to increase.
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Among the buses operating on the route are seven brand new vehicles - each boasting leather seats and free onboard WiFi.
Marc Reddy, regional commercial and business growth director for First in the South West and Wales, says: "We expect Service X18 to be a real hit with commuters, especially those who want to avoid the hassle of driving themselves. The bus will be attractive both inside and out and it will be able to bypass other traffic easily by using the two-plus lanes on the ring road."
The new X18 will operate entirely within Bristol Zone 2.
Councillor Brian Allinson, Chairman of the council's Planning, Transportation and Strategic Environment Committee, said: "This new service is yet more evidence of the council's continuing commitment to make travelling by public transport as attractive an option as possible for our residents."