First bus to close Bridgwater depot
First Bus, operator of Buses of Somerset has announced a series of operational changes.
This follows a series of weekend cancellations to services in recent weeks. Services 20, 28 and 21 have been hit.
Now First Bus say they will be making changes to the timetable from 3 September.
However the biggest operational change will be the closure of the Bridgwater depot. Simon Goff, Managing Director of First Group commented: “To protect the future of Buses of Somerset, we are making some operational changes to our business and have taken the difficult decision to propose the closure of Bridgwater depot. This is not a decision we have taken lightly, and our people are all being supported to find new roles in our business.
“We are operating in extremely challenging circumstances, with rising costs, and while passenger numbers are increasing due to current fare promotion schemes, they are still below pre-covid levels, which is affecting the viability of some routes.”