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Road Closures

Bath Hill, Keynsham, will be closed for road resurfacing for 3 nights from 09/04/15-11/04/15 inclusive. The road will shut between 19:00-06:00 each night to facilitate this.

THIS WILL IMPACT ON OUR A4 AIRPORT SERVICE. WE WILL BE UNABLE TO SERVE UNITY ROAD, WELLSWAY AND KEYNSHAM MEMORIAL PARK STOPS DURING THIS PERIOD.

The A4 service will depart from Bath as usual serving every stop through Bath and Saltford, then travel along the by-pass to Hicks Gate roundabout. The service will then enter into Keynsham where passengers can alight at St John’s Church, turn left onto Ashton Way and Temple Street, leading back on to the High Street to then serve the Post Office and St John’s Church. It will then continue on the normal route.

Signs will be present on the relevant bus stops to notify passengers of this diversion.

More Air Deckers prepare for take-off!

Bath Bus Company is adding more Air Deckers to its bus service from Bath to Bristol Airport from Sunday 29th March 2015.

Additional buses are being added to the fleet to operate the A4 Airport service at twice the frequency, running every 30 minutes instead of hourly during the day time. The service also serves Saltford, Keynsham and South Bristol on a route which takes advantage of bus priorities and fast dual carriageways to ensure swift journey times.

The new buses – built by Volvo – will incorporate on board audio announcements for bus stops and are equipped with passenger information screens and provision for large luggage items.

MD Martin Curtis said, “It is just two years since this service was first introduced when we identified a need for a direct link from Bristol Airport to the World Heritage City of Bath. The public response has been fantastic, much of the credit for which must go to our staff who are constantly praised by passengers for their helpful and welcoming attitude.

The service doesn’t follow the course of any other bus route so it doesn’t directly compete with other airport links, and since Bristol Airport itself is growing steadily, we are simply meeting a new demand.

The service also carries local passengers as we have created new links between South Bristol and Bath & North East Somerset which has cut journey times for some and given others new employment opportunities. We are hoping for additional bus stops in the South Bristol area and are currently conducting lengthy discussions with Bristol City Council.”

In addition to advanced bookings on-line, cash fares can be paid on the bus in either sterling or euros. Closer links to airlines are also currently being discussed with more flights and new destinations being established from Bristol Airport.