Needless to say the Bath press made that snippet as horrific as possible.
Two of the services will be of particular concern to Bath residents and are set to be stopped entirely from Sunday, September 2.
The number 42 bus, which runs between Odd Down Park and Ride and the Royal United Hospital is one of the routes affected. It calls at locations including the Mount Road shops in Southdown and Twerton Bridge on Lower Bristol Road.
The number 12 bus is also due for the chop. This service runs between Haycome Cemetery and Holcombe Vale in Bathampton. It calls at locations including Innox Road, Green Park Tavern and Manvers Street.
Likewise Bristol pages heralded the total demise of the 51.
Tomorrow we review one piece of news, a replacement for Bristol's 51.