UWE service expands for locals as well
PUBLIC bus services provided by Bristol's universities are being expanded and re-branded from September.
New routes are being introduced and buses on the most popular journeys will run on a year-round timetable, rather than being reduced outside academic term times.
The services, known as Ulink, will be renamed Wessex Red.
Ulink was launched in 2007 by the University of the West of England, Bristol University and bus firm Wessex Connect.
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It has grown steadily and from September will offer nine routes, with the aim of meeting local people's transport needs as well as getting students from their living accommodation to university campuses.
UWE travel planner Steve Ward said: "Against a background of cuts in public transport we are improving our services and their reliability for the benefit of local people.
"On three key routes students travel out of the city centre to our university campuses and when these buses travel back to the centre we want to make sure they are well used by non-students too.."
The most popular routes are the U2 from UWE to the city centre via Gloucester Road; the U3 from Old Market to UWE via Fishponds and the U5 from UWE to the city centre via Henleaze and Whiteladies Road.
These are the services that will go on to a year-round timetable. Frequency of the U2 and U3 is to be increased at weekends and the U5 to Clifton will go every 20 minutes.
Other improvements include increasing the U1 to Bower Ashton to every 20 minutes, extending the U4 into the city centre and extending the U6 to Temple Meads at weekends.
The new routes are the U7, which will run from Frenchay Campus to Cribbs Causeway and at peak times will be the U7A calling at Aztec West, and the U8 from Bradley Stoke (starting at Woodlands Road), which will go to the city centre via the A38.
Details of the services can be found at http://www.uwe.ac.uk/transport/bus.shtml.