New Kingswood to Keynsham bus service

First busA new bus service linking parts of east Bristol with Keynsham will start next week. Among timetable changes announced by First from 1st September, the number 42 service from Bristol Centre to Bitton via Kingswood, will be extended as far as Keynsham.

This will provide a 20-minute frequency on weekdays from Kingswood, Cadbury Heath, North Common and Oldland Common. The service will operate hourly during the evenings as well at weekends. The 42 has run a late night and Sunday extension to Keynsham for the last year after First withdrew its Kingswood to Keynsham service via Longwell Green and Wessex Connect halved its 532/533 service.

Timetable changes to the 43,44 and 45 services also come into effect on 1st September to work in conjunction with the 42 extension. Full details can be viewed on line at www.firstgroup.com/bristol with hard copy timetables available from usual outlets from 27th August.