Wiltshire Bus Services

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  1. TheWalrus

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    Explorer available for £6.70 and Swindon-Service 76/77 transfer single £4.

    Service 51 is largely unchanged except as you say no late evening services.
     
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    Salisbury Reds/Wilts & Dorset service changes from 4th Feb :

     
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    All said and done, not too bad, could of been much worse.
     
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    Reported by the Swindon Advertiser

     
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    New service up to every 10 minutes Monday to Saturday and every 20 minutes Sunday from Abbey Meads to Hospital via Asda, 13/14 route to fleming way, queens drive, walcot east, park north, park south then to Great Western Hospital.
     
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    More details of the new services as mentioned, and also trimming of others due to the council reduction in subsidy...


    3: Abbey Meads & Moredon to Park & Great Western Hospital

    new service runs every 10 mins on Mondays to Saturdays and every 20 mins on Sundays connecting the Orbital Centre, Designer Outlet, town centre and Great Western Hospital.


    5: Salisbury & Marlborough to Swindon (Sundays only)

    Following poor patronage and changes in subsidy from Wiltshire Council, this service will be withdrawn and replaced by a new 2-hourly Sunday service on 80 between Swindon and Marlborough only.

    9: Wroughton & Wichelstowe to town centre

    We’ll be running a brand new hourly Sunday service from Wroughton and Wichelstowe to make it even easier to get out and about at the weekend.


    10: Freshbrook to Kingsdown

    We're changing our route into the town centre from Freshbrook to serve Commercial Road and Regent Circus to make it even easier to get to and from the shops. We're also extending some of our morning and afternoon journeys into Windmill Hill Business Park to help our daily commuters


    13 & 14: Haydon Wick & Eldene to town centre (Sundays only)

    Stagecoach journeys on this service will no longer operate. Our new 3 will run every 20 mins from Abbey Meads, Orbital Centre, Haydon Wick and Moredon to the town centre, continuing to Park North & South and Great Western Hospital.


    17: Penhill & Park North to town centre (Sundays only)

    Stagecoach journeys on this service will no longer operate. Our new 3 will run every 20 mins through Park North & Walcot East to the town centre, as well as to Great Western Hospital, Designer Outlet and the Orbital Centre.


    49: Trowbridge & Devizes to Swindon

    Following poor patronage and changes in subsidy from Wiltshire Council, a small number of early morning and late evening journeys will be withdrawn. Sunday buses will now run every 2 hours between Devizes and Swindon only and will no longer serve Kellsboro Avenue in Wroughton. Most other journeys have been retimed to improve our punctuality.


    51: Cheltenham & Cirencester to Swindon

    Most journeys have been retimed to improve our punctuality. Due to changes in subsidy from Swindon Borough Council, early morning journeys will no longer serve Blunsdon and will revert to normal daytime from between Cricklade and Swindon.


    53: Cricklade & Purton to Swindon

    This service is currently out to tender by Wiltshire Council who will make an announcement about any route or timetable change in due course. Please contact Wiltshire Council directly for any further enquiries.


    55: Chippenham, Calne & Royal Wootton Bassett to Swindon

    Most journeys have been retimed to improve our punctuality. Evening and Sunday journeys running as 55A will revert to normal 55 route and no longer serve Freshbrook or the Link Centre. Due to poor patronage and changes in funding from Wiltshire Council, the last departure from Swindon will no longer run.

    66: Oxford & Faringdon to Swindon

    We’ll be adding extra journeys and running up to every 20 mins all day Monday to Saturday as well as every 30 mins on Sundays. We hope you’ll enjoy our luxury Stagecoach Gold experience and look forward to welcoming you on board soon!



    80: Ludgershall, Marlborough & Chiseldon to Swindon

    81: Wroughton, Thorney Park & Chiseldon to Swindon

    Most journeys have been retimed to improve our punctuality. A new 2-hourly Sunday service will be introduced on 80 between Marlborough and Swindon. Saturday morning and late afternoon journeys have been retimed to improve connections for shoppers and commuters
     
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    See some of the effects on Wiltshire tendered services are also evident. The 49 drops to 2 hourly and the 5 goes altogether so losing the service between Marlborough and Amesbury (save the X4 placement journeys).

    On the plus side, the 66 gets enhanced to every 20 mins through the day.
     
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    49 is going to be every two hours on Sunday but surely not during the week?

    Correct the 5 is going but is replaced with the 80 running every two hours to Marlborough.
     
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    No, the 49 stays hourly M-S; is it tendered on weekdays. Marlborough does get a service but as I said, the central part loses its service after very many years.
     
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    The 5 is very poorly used on a Sunday.

    Parts of the 49 is subsidised but not sure exactly what trips. There are going to be some changes to it in April but not sure yet what trips are being changed.
     
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    To be fair, the level of service historically north of Amesbury (i.e. before the additional funding of Rural Bus Challenge) was pretty low.

    IIRC, in the early 1990s, it was only one placement journey from Pewsey in the morning and returning late at night, and a single journey about 4pm ex Salisbury to Swindon and return - I suspect that one journey (spending all of ten mins in Swindon) was for service personnel heading into Swindon on the train and then heading to the various camps.

    In the mid 1990s, it gained a morning journey as well but it was only when RBC came along that it got the current service pattern.
     
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    Service 53 staying with Stagecoach Swindon to Cricklade :D
     
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    Possible first signs that GSC are looking to change the name from Thamesdown ....

    http://www.thamesdown-transport.co.uk/feature-article.shtml?articleid=6703
     
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    Well I filled it out, I think a change of name is a good thing. I must admit donkeys years ago when someone mentioned Thamesdown, I was surprised it was an operator in Swindon, I thought it was some operator based somewhere near the river Thames
     
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    The impact of WCC funding withdrawal will come into effect on First Bus services from 30th April ...

    (At time of writing) First still haven't publicised the details on their website, but they are available on TravelWest and Traveline.

    Details from TravelWest :

    265 : Bath - Trowbridge - Warminster - Salisbury

    Frequency reduced between Warminster and Salisbury from hourly to two-hourly on Mondays to Saturdays. Re-routed in Westbury and Trowbridge. Sunday service withdrawn between Trowbridge and Warminster.

    271,272 : Bath - Melksham - Devizes - Urchfont

    Withdrawn on Sundays between Melksham (Bowerhill) and Urchfont.
     

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