On Tuesday 29th we are launching what can only be described as a revolution in bus travel for people who live in Thornbury and travel to and from Bristol. Marlborough Street is replacing exiting routes 78 & 79 with two new ones, T1 and T2. The flagship service becomes the T1, providing a half-hourly link from Thornbury using a new route via Aztec West roundabout onto Bradley Stoke Way, the new link road and the M32 - this will be much faster than the current service.
Our latest Scanias, built to almost Metrobus specification, will be used on this service, which is the (albeit low key) start of the SouthGlos Lynx brand.
Local feedback so far is enthusiastic, so good luck next week to all in Team Marlborough Street! (From First West of Englnd staff newsletter)
Metrobus factoid No 37. Although ALL buses can use the Metrobus bus lanes (on the M32, for example) the new buses-only junction with the M32 is restricted to Metrobus vehicles ONLY - a quote again from the staff newsletter.