It would be tedious in the extreme to attempt to explain the whole gamut of diversions that First have put in place. But we can surmise much from some generalities. Buses that would use Rupert Street, for example, divert via New Bridewell Street ...
Service 5 terminates at "The Centre" but on its very edge at Lewins Mead parallel with Rupert Street. Buses will need to do an extra and larger loopy manouevre to get the their stand.
Everything seems well covered on-line. But fbb does not know about the quality of information at the non-served bus stops or what sort of printed details will have been made available.
It could have been a big shock and frustration to the vast majority of Bristolian bus travellers who would never dream of "going on-line"; even if they had the skills, the knowledge and the confuser available!
Apart from First Bus web site, various local on-line "news" services report the general situation but with no detail. Travelwest, a joint information service for the area, could only manage a map of the diversion for Rupert Street itself.
Traveline South West had a scrolling heading,
For details of alternative stopping arrangements please visit:
linking to a web site with a long name which includes Rupert Street ...
... but with no mention of where Rupert Street is! This linked to a decidedly user-UNfriendly list with no maps.
Yesterday's Bristol Post published a list of routes affected and some pictures of the work in progress.