Thamesdown Transport has announced a number of changes to its bus services which will take effect from Sunday 25th July.
Following Swindon Borough Council’s decision to withdraw funding for three of Thamesdown’s bus routes, the company says it is unable to continue with the services in their present form and is reorganising some routes and diverting others in an attempt to minimise the impact on customers.
Paul Jenkins, Thamesdown Transport’s Managing Director, said: “We carried out on-bus surveys to provide us with up to date information regarding the use of our buses and we have made every effort to ensure the new services will continue to meet the needs of our customers as far as possible.
“Unfortunately, the withdrawal of funding on services 15, 18 and 23 has left us with no option other than to make these changes.”
The main changes are as follows:
1, 1A Evening service has been revised and will now run every 45 minutes after 8.30pm.
2 Evening service has been revised and will now run every 40 minutes after 8pm.
15 Revised timetable, now operating every 20 minutes between Fleming Way and Haydon Wick. Abbey Meads now served by service 24. The evening service has been withdrawn.
15A New service every 20 minutes between Fleming Way, Northern Road, Akers Way, Taw Hill, Oakhurst, Redhouse and Haydon Wick, replacing service 18.
16 Minor timing changes.
17 Minor timing changes.
18 Existing service to North Swindon has been withdrawn. Taw Hill, Oakhurst and Redhouse now served by new service 15A. Sparcells, Bridgemead and Hillmead now served by revised service 19.
19 Revised to operate every 30 minutes from Sparcells via Peatmoor, Shaw, Link Centre, Bridgemead and Outlet Village to Fleming Way. Service between Fleming Way, Park South and Great Western Hospital renumbered service 18.
21 Buses will now leave from Stop E on Fleming Way.
22 Rerouted via Devizes Road, Goddard Avenue and Okus, terminating at the Link Centre. The extension to Taw Hill is withdrawn.
23 Revised to operate between Fleming Way, Walcot East, Coleview and Stratton Park. Old Town and Okus now served by revised service 22.
24 No longer serves Ash Brake or Kembrey Park. Rerouted via Abbey Meads and most journeys will call at Kembrey Inn. Journeys towards Blunsdon now leave from Stop E on Fleming Way. Journeys towards Great Western Hospital will now leave from Stop W on Fleming Way.
25 Timetable revised.
26 The 2.15pm departure from Fleming Way will run five minutes earlier at 2.10pm.
30 Buses will now leave from Stop U on Fleming Way.
46 Timetables revised.
48 Timetables revised.