The whole story was told in the staff newsletter.
Over the holiday period we have once again provided a large-scale rail replacement facility for local Train Operating Companies, in two separate operations.
The first, between 23 December and 3 January was in the Westbury area of Wiltshire, covered by drivers from our bases in Bath & Westbury.
Tootle-oo To Two A, Eh?
fbb wrote about the changes to service 51 in South Bristol some time ago and keen historians can read again:-
In summary, First withdrew their "under-performing" 51 which was taken up by Wessex ...
This has been easy to do as the new M1 now serves Bamfield Road.
Part of Fortfield Road (missing a "T" on First's map) ...
... and a littler chunk of Whitchurch Lane, vacated by the 2A, are no longer served. The stops near the junction at Whitchurch Lane ...
... lose their service completely but nearby stops on the 92 are not too far away. This must be a saving for First, maybe very necessary until the M1 starts making money!
The routes being considered include: