The A4 Air Decker service, operated by Bath Bus Company, has changed its route this morning to take advantage of the new South Bristol link road which opened today.
The new link road provides a direct link between Whitchurch Road and the A38, whilst also expected to reduce traffic on other residential roads in the area.
The decision to take advantage of the new link road was made to reduce journey times for passengers travelling to and from Bath, Keynsham, South Bristol and Bristol Airport by up to 5 minutes. This change was planned one year ago.
The A4 route will serve the Hareclive Road bus stop, the Queens Road bus stop and the Highridge Green bus stop on the new link road.
The route change allows the A4 service will avoid the congested Bishopsworth and Kings Head Lane areas. However, Bishopsworth residents will have only a short walk to one of the three new stops that will be used on the new link road.
Victoria Annett, Head of Marketing for Bath Bus Company has said “The new link road will effectively cut journey times for those travelling to and from Bristol Airport, which is excellent for both passengers and staff, and residents of Highridge and Withywood will be gaining a reliable and punctual bus service from the A4”.